The 2024 Northeast Regional Middle School Science Bowl took place on Saturday, February 24!
WINNER: William Diamond Middle School 1
2nd place: Jonas Clarke Middle School 1
3rd place: Academy for Science and Design 1
4th place: Fairgrounds Middle School 1
The 2023 MIT Science Bowl High School Invitational took place on Saturday, November 11!
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"As a seven-year alumna of middle and high school Science Bowl, I can vouch for the amazing impact that this program had as the launchpad for my passion in science: as a direct result of participating in Science Bowl, I decided to pursue chemistry as a career. I feel incredibly fortunate to have been inspired by my teammates and competitors at a young age, and this is the reason why I hope to pay it forward by helping to organize the Northeast event for younger peers. It is especially important to show middle school students how valuable and rewarding science can be, so they can explore it throughout their middle and high school years."
–MIT student volunteer and NSB alumna
What is Science Bowl?
Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl® (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among which teams of high school and middle school students compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the nation.
Regional Science Bowl championship teams receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event. High school and middle school teams travel to Washington, D.C. in May. The national event runs for several days, consisting of cutting-edge science seminars, hands-on science activities, sightseeing, competitions, and prizes.
MIT Science Bowl is a student-run organization that began by hosting the Northeast Regional Middle School Science Bowl in 2016. Held on the MIT campus, teams from middle schools competed for a spot at the national tournament held in Washington D.C. In 2019, we hosted our first High School Invitational with twelve competing teams. Tournament questions are written by our board members, and we have modified the Energy section found in the official tournament to focus on current research conducted at MIT.