Science Bowl

Western Idaho Regional High School Science Bowl (WIRHSSB)

The Western Idaho Regional High School Science Bowl (WIRHSSB) is an official regional competition for the National Science Bowl coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

2021 Date: Saturday, February 27
Location: The 2021 competition will be virtual
Eligible grades: 9th – 12th grade
Number of teams accepted: 24

The championship team will be eligible to receive an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event to be held in Washington, D.C. April 29 – May 3, 2021. The national event includes 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. (In-person national event subject to cancellation and replacement with virtual competition)

Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl (NSB) 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.

Western Idaho Science Bowl Region includes the following Idaho counties:

Ada County, Adams County, Blaine County, Boise County, Camas County, Canyon County, Elmore County, Gem County, Gooding County, Owyhee County, Payette County, Valley County, Washington County.

Not in the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl boundaries? Find a Regional Competition Site Near You.

Resources for coaches and students: Rules, Forms & Resources

These resources include Rules, Sample Questions, Coaching tips, links to forms and other key information from the National Science Bowl website.

WIRSB Information: https://science.osti.gov/wdts/nsb/Regional-Competitions/High-School-Regionals/ID_Western-Idaho-Regional-Science-Bowl

Registration: (opens the first Monday in October)
https://apps.orau.gov/nsb-coach

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