Schools from across the state are invited to compete in next year’s 26th Annual Hawai‘i Science Bowl on Saturday, January 26, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Honolulu Community College.
Each team consists of four students, an alternate and at least one coach. The deadline to register is Friday, Nov. 16, 2018.
During the event, teams from high schools statewide vie for the championship title and an opportunity to represent their school and Hawai’i in the National Science Bowl® competition on April 25 – April 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Teams will face-off in a fast-paced question and answer format similar to the TV game show Jeopardy, being quizzed on a range of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) topics.
The winning team and its coach will travel to Washington, D.C. to represent Hawai‘i in the National Science Bowl®, America’s largest and most prestigious science competition for high school students. More than 14,000 students compete at the various regional events which lead up to the National Science Bowl® each year. The second-place Hawai‘i Science Bowl team will win an educational trip to study science-based sites within the state, and past trips have included visits to astronomical and volcanic observatories and other high-tech installations. The top eight teams in the Hawai’i Science Bowl will also garner cash awards ranging in $100 to $500 for their school’s math or science department.
“Every year we look forward to engaging with different schools and students from across the state for this intense yet friendly STEM competition,” said Steve Golden, president of the Hawai’i Science Bowl executive committee. “It’s always amazing to see year after year all the hard work and dedication of the students and their coaches, ultimately providing the students the opportunity to develop valuable life skills that contributes to their overall development and long-term success.”
Beginning in 1994, the Hawaii Science Bowl has encouraged student involvement in math and science activities with the hope of transforming today’s brightest young minds into tomorrow’s scientific leaders. More than 2,200 students from over 50 high schools across the state have participated in the Hawai’i Science Bowl with alumni including numerous Presidential Scholars and graduates from some of the nation’s most highly respected educational institutions including MIT, Harvard, California Institute of Technology, Stanford and Carnegie Mellon.
The National Science Bowl® is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Hawai’i Science Bowl is co-sponsored by: HAWAI’IGAS, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company; Hawaiian Electric Company; Hawaiian Telcom; Honolulu Community College; Maui Electric Company; State of Hawai‘i Department of Education; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Department of Energy; and Hawai‘i Alpha Delta Kappa.