Middle School Science Bowl Feb. 16

AMES, Iowa -- Middle school students from across Iowa will gather in Ames on Feb. 16 to compete in the 2019 Ames Laboratory/Iowa State University Regional Middle School Science Bowl. Thirty-two teams of students will compete to answer questions about biology, chemistry, earth and space science, energy, mathematics, and physics in the day-long, quiz-bowl format competition.

The winning team will earn the right to represent Iowa at the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl® (NSB).  Teams from across the nation will be competing in the NSB finals April 26-29 in Washington, DC.

Schools participating in this year's event include the following:

Ames - Team 1
Ames - Team 2
Central Academy, Des Moines
Charles City
Christ the King, Des Moines
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows - Team 1
Clarion-Goldfield-Dows - Team 2
Indian Hills, Clive
North Polk, Alleman


Regina, Iowa City
South Hamilton, Jewell
St. Albert, Council Bluffs
Stilwell - Team #1 (W Des Moines)
Stilwell - Team #2 (W Des Moines)
Trinity Lutheran (Boone)
West Branch
Wilson, Cedar Rapids
One Team TBD

The event is scheduled to start at 8:00 a.m. with opening ceremonies. There will be practice rounds in the morning along with qualifying rounds for the 16-team, double-elimination championship competition in the afternoon. The championship match is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in Hoover Hall Auditorium.

Ames Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory operated by Iowa State University. Ames Laboratory creates innovative materials, technologies and energy solutions. We use our expertise, unique capabilities and interdisciplinary collaborations to solve global problems. 

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.  For more information, please visit science.energy.gov