January 25, 2020
A Competition Like No Other
The winning team receives an all-expenses-paid trip to the DOE’s National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. April 30 - May 4, 2020.
Form your team
Four of the team's five players compete at any one time--regardless of which player has been designated as the alternate. During the intermission or between matches, the coach can substitute a player.
How to enter
What to study
How to play the game
Each 16-minute match has a two-minute intermission. Questions are read aloud by a moderator. Any player can buzz in to answer a "toss up" question. Points are awarded for a correct answer, and the team can then answer a bonus question. At the end of the match, the team with the most points wins. Ames Lab and ISU scientists and staff serve as judges, moderators, timekeepers and scorekeepers.