For Immediate Release: Monday, March, 11, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A team of middle school students from Reno, Nevada 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 The Davidson Academy of Nevada 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:
The Davidson Academy of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

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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