About & History
The Northeast Science Bowl is a regional National Science Bowl® (NSB) competition hosted by the University of Connecticut. The High School competition is sponsored by the School of Engineering. The Middle School competition is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl® is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who 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 teams travel to Washington, D.C. in May. The national events are several days of science activities, sightseeing, and competitions. Teams enjoy the entire science bowl experience and take home many prizes. There are cutting-edge science seminars and hands-on science activities.