Middleton High School students won the Wisconsin Regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl® (NSB) held on Jan. 27 at Milwaukee School of Engineering. The team will travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National Finals in April.

There were 11 high schools fielding 14 teams who gathered in Diercks Hall to compete head-to-head in topics including physics, chemistry, mathematics, and Earth and space science. Brookfield Central High School took second place and Oak Creek High School took third place.

The competition is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is a nationwide academic competition that tests students’ knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science.  

This event was made possible by nearly 40 students, faculty, staff and alumni who volunteered to run the event alongside the MSOE STEM Department.

The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 344,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 34-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. Learn more on the NSB website