“Team 1” from Appleton (Wis.) West High School won the Wisconsin regional championship in the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Science Bowl® for high school students held Jan. 24 at Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). This is the second year in a row that Appleton West has claimed the title. The team now advances to Washington, D.C., to compete against 69 other regional winners at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® April 30-May 4.
Teams from Catholic Memorial High School of Waukesha, Wis., took second and third place.
A total of 19 teams of high school science and math students from Wisconsin competed. Many of these teams spent months preparing for the National Science Bowl’s regional competition, where they face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math.
The DOE created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. Approximately 240,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.
Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,800 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.