A virtual stage is set for a new team of high school students to be crowned champions of the Nevada Science Bowl competition Feb. 6.
Fifteen teams from 12 schools will participate in the 30th annual event. First-prize titleholders will be awarded $5,000 and will advance to the virtual National Science Bowl tournament in April and May.
Competition heats will be conducted in a virtual format this year. Students will answer questions from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in a fast-paced, question-and-answer format throughout six rounds.
Davidson Academy is the reigning champion, having won first place in the 2020 Nevada Science Bowl competition.
The top 12 teams will receive cash prizes for their school’s math and science departments.
Each year, more than 15,000 students compete nationally for the opportunity to represent their school at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl, the largest and most prestigious science competition in the country.