For Immediate Release: Tuesday, February, 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A team of high school students from Chandler, Arizona won their regional
competition for the 2019 National Science Bowl® (NSB) this past weekend and will advance to compete
in the NSB National Finals this spring in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE),
who sponsors the NSB, announced today.

“The National Science Bowl® has grown into one of the most prestigious and competitive science
academic competitions in the country, challenging students to excel in the STEM fields so vital to
America’s future,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “I am proud to oversee a Department that
provides such a unique and empowering opportunity for our nation’s students, and I am honored to
congratulate BASIS Chandler for advancing to the National Finals, where they will be competing
against some of the brightest science, technology, and engineering students across the country.”
The NSB brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to
compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer
questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth and space science,
physics and math.

The team from your area that won their qualifying regional competition this past weekend and will be
advancing to the National Finals is:
BASIS Chandler, Chandler, Arizona

A series of 111 regional middle school and high school tournaments are being held across the country
from January through March. Winners will advance to represent their areas at the National Science
Bowl® held from April 25 to April 29 in Washington, D.C., for the final middle school and high school
competitions.

The top 16 high school teams and the top 16 middle school teams in the National Finals will win $1,000
for their schools’ science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2019 NSB will
be announced at a later date.

The first and second place high school teams from the 2018 NSB received all-expenses-paid science
trips to Alaska, where they learned more about glaciology, marine and avian biology, geology, and plate
tectonics.

More than 290,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® in its 28-year history, and
it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. More than 14,000 students compete in the NSB
each year.

DOE’s Office of Science manages the NSB Finals competition. More information is available on the
NSB website: http://www.science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.
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