Congratulations to a team of Odle Middle School students for winning the National Science Bowl (NSB) Regionals on Feb. 3 at the University of Portland.  Team members included: Eric Liu, Clarence Zheng, Neil Chowdhury, Eric He and Ishan Bansal.  Additionally, Chowdhury and He won all-star medals for answering the most toss-up questions.

With this win the team advances to compete in the NSB National Finals April 26-30 in Washington, D.C. The National Science Bowl, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, brings together thousands of middle and high school students from across the country to compete in a fast-paced question-and-answer format where they solve technical problems and answer questions on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, and math.

“The National Science Bowl continues to be one of the premier academic competitions across the country and prepares America’s students for future successes in some of the world’s fastest growing fields in science, technology, and engineering,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “I am proud to oversee a department that provides such a unique and empowering opportunity for our nation’s students, and I am honored to congratulate Odle Middle School in advancing to the national finals, where they will continue to showcase their talents as the top minds in math and science.”

To learn more about the National Science Bowl, visit the NSB website.