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On Saturday, February 24, 2024, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) will host the Annual Greater Cincinnati High School Regional Science Bowl, one of the area’s premier academic scientific events for high school students, at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 3520 Central Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45223.

The exciting all-day Science Bowl competition includes oral question and answer rounds. High School teams consist of four students and one optional 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.

Each year, the winning regional High School team receives an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Science Bowl®, a Championship trophy to display at their school, and a medallion for each team member. Second and Third Place team members also receive a trophy and a medallion for each team member. All participants receive a Certificate of Participation and take-home gifts for competing in the Regional Science Bowl.

The Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl would not happen without the outstanding support of volunteers. Volunteers vary in scope from DOE EMCBC employees, DOE Legacy Management, DOE Retirees, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Contractor Employees, various businesses, other agencies, and members of the community who share their dedication to advance frontiers in science. The DOE EMCBC encourages involvement through the participation and promotion of Science Education..

If you, your group, business, or organization would like to donate or be a sponsor of Greater Cincinnati Regional Science Bowl, or have registration or general questions; please contact the Greater Cincinnati Science Bowl Regional Coordinators, Melvin Boyd, by email (, or by phone at 513-246-0576 or Jackie Schoultheis at The DOE EMCBC mailing address is: U.S. Department of Energy c /o Melvin Boyd; 550 Main Street, Room 7-010; Cincinnati, OH 45202.

NSB Team