Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl

On February 25, 2017 the US Department of Energy’s EM Consolidated Business Center will sponsor the 26th annual Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl, one of the area’s premier academic scientific events for high school students, at Cincinnati State technical and community college in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The exciting all-day Science Bowl competition includes oral question and answer rounds. High School teams consist of four students and an alternate student who attempt to outscore opposing student teams first by "Round Robin" format, then by "Double Elimination" format. The winning team proceeds to the next level of competition until only two teams remain. Questions are presented in toss-up-bonus format. Teams are quizzed on their scientific knowledge of:

Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science,
Energy, Mathematics, and Physics

High schools in Ohio and certain counties in Kentucky may now register for the 2017 Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl online at is only accepted online and is at no cost to participating schools. Teams must register each year of participation. The competition is limited to the first 24 high school teams that respond. Teams will be enrolled based on the order in which their applications are received. Schools may submit three teams, the first choice "A", second choice "B", third choice “C”. If 24 high schools do not respond, then the "B" and “C” teams will be used space permitting, again based on the date of entry submission. Schools must be registered online by January 13, 2017.

Each year, the winning regional High School team receives an all expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl, a Championship trophy to display at their school for a year, and awards for each team member. Each participant also receives take home gifts for competing in the Regional Science Bowl.

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl would not happen without the outstanding support of our over 50 volunteers. Volunteers vary in scope from DOE EMCBC employees, DOE Retirees, DOE current and former Contract Employees, various businesses, agencies, and members of the community who share their dedication to advance frontiers in science. The DOE EM Consolidated Business Center encourages involvement through participating and promoting Science Education outreach.

If you, your group, business, or organization would like to be involved with the Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl, have registration or general questions; please contact the Greater Cincinnati Science Bowl Regional Coordinator; Betsy Volk, Office Of Civil Rights and Diversity by email (, or by phone at 513-246-0581. The DOE EMCBC mailing address is: U.S. Department of Energy c/o Betsy Volk 250 E. 5th St. Suite 500 Cincinnati, OH 45202.