CONTACT: Lisa Meiman,​, 720-962-7411

BISMARCK, N.D.— Western Area Power Administration is hosting the 27th annual North Dakota Regional High School Science Bowl, a math and science competition for high school students, Feb. 10, at the University of Mary, Gary Tharaldson School of Business, 7500 University Dr., in Bismarck, beginning at 8 a.m.

The fast-paced quiz format of the competition will challenge the students’ knowledge of biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy and math. After a morning round-robin format, there will be a double-elimination round at 1 p.m. The championship round is set for about 4 p.m.

Students representing 19 schools from throughout North Dakota will vie for first place and a free trip to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C., April 26-30. The regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science, inspire the next generation to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields, and reward superior academic achievement. ​

  • Participating schools:
  • Beach High School
  • Beulah High School
  • Bismarck Century High School
  • Bismarck High School ( Returning Champs)
  • Bowbells High School
  • Carrington High School
  • Center-Stanton High School
  • Des Lacs Burlington High School
  • Dickinson High School
  • Garrison High School
  • Grand Forks Central High School
  • Grand Forks Red River High School
  • Kenmare High School
  • Kidder Co Tappen High School
  • Langdon High School
  • Minot High Central Campus
  • Minot High School Magic City
  • Shanley High School
  • Williston High School​

The public is invited to watch the competition and support the teams. Admission is free.

About the National Science Bowl: The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 275,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 27-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions. 


Media advisory: Competition begins at 8 a.m. in a round-robin format, followed by a double-elimination tournament at 1 p.m. with the championship round set for about 4 p.m. The awards ceremony will follow immediately. Interviews with competing teams and their coaches will be available throughout the day. Media representatives are asked to check in at the registration desk. 

About WAPA: Western Area Power Administration annually markets and transmits more than 25,000 gigawatt hours of clean, renewable power from 57​ federal hydroelectric powerplants owned and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 15 western and central states. It is part of the Department of Energy.

Last modified on September 12th, 2023