Students from Boulder’s Fairview High School beat out 47 other teams to win today’s Colorado Science Bowl. They will represent Colorado at the Energy Department’s (DOE) National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 24-28, where they will compete against more than 400 students from 70 high schools for the national title.
DOE began the Science Bowl tradition in 1991 as a way to encourage high school students to explore math and science. DOE’s Golden Service Center was the major sponsors of this year’s event, along with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Teams from across the state competed in the day-long competition at Dakota Ridge High School in Littleton. In the final round, Fairview High School (Team One) won with a 64 score, prevailing over second place Douglas County High School (Team One) after correctly answering rapid-fire questions in physics, math, biology, astronomy, chemistry, anthropology and earth sciences.
Fort Collin’s Poudre High School rounded out the top finishers to take home the third place trophy. Other school teams that excelled during the morning competitions and advanced to the afternoon double-elimination contests were:
• Arapahoe High School (Centennial)
• Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village), Team one
• Fort Collins High School (Fort Collins), Team one
• Fossil Ridge High School (Fort Collins)
• Highlands Ranch High School (Highlands Ranch)
• Jefferson Academy (Broomfield)
• Rampart High School (Colorado Springs)
• Rangeview High School (Aurora) – Team one
• Ridgeview Classical Schools (Fort Collins) – Team one
• Rocky Mountain High School (Fort Collins) – Teams one and two
• Smoky Hill High School (Aurora) – Teams one and two
The National Science Bowl is celebrating close to a quarter century of competition and is the only academic event of its kind that is sponsored by a U.S. government agency. Approximately 15,000 high students from across the country compete for a chance to go to Washington, D.C., for the national finals.
Sponsors for the event are the DOE’s Golden Service Center; NREL; the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC; Jefferson County Public Schools; Dakota Ridge High School; and DOE’s Office of Science.
NREL is the U.S. Department of Energy’s primary national laboratory for renewable energy and energy efficiency research and development.
NREL is operated for DOE by the Alliance for Sustainable Energy, LLC.