WASHINGTON, D.C.—Three teams of students from local schools are among 27 teams who won their regional competitions for the 2014 National Science Bowl.
Teams from Clifton Park, Troy, and Niskayuna are all advancing to the National Finals in Washington, D.C., in April.
The Bowl brings together students from across the country in a fast-paced question and answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines.
"The National Science Bowl challenges students to excel and heightens their interest in fields vital to America's continued scientific advancement. Congratulations to these students for advancing to the National Finals. I wish them the best of luck in the competition," said Energy Secretary, Ernest Moniz.
The teams advancing to the National Finals are:
Desert Vista High School in Phoenix
Mira Loma High School in Sacramento
Norris Middle School in Bakersfield
University Preparatory School in Redding (High School)
Fairview High School in Boulder
E.O. Smith High School in Storrs
Lakeside High School in Evans
Franklin Fine Arts Center in Chicago (Middle School)
Next Generation School in Champaign (Middle School)
Lone Oak Middle School in Paducah
Maine School of Science and Mathematics in Limestone (High School)
Takoma Park Middle School in Silver Spring
Lexington High School in Lexington
Hyde Park Middle School in Las Vegas
Commack Middle School in Commack
Hunter College Middle School in New York City
Regis High School in New York City
Rensselaer STEP in Troy (High School)
Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park
Van Antwerp Middle School in Niskayna
Baldwin School of Puerto Rico in Guaynabo (High School)
Fort Johnson Middle School in Charleston
Rapid City Central High School in Rapid City
Canyon Vista Middle School in Austin
Valle Verde Early College High School in El Paso
Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church
Suncrest Middle School in Morgantown
The top 16 high school teams and top eight middle school teams will win $1,000 for their schools' science departments. Prizes for the top two high school teams for the 2014 National Science Bowl will be announced at a later date.