News Release

Release Date: February 12, 2018

Schools Claim Victory at NETL’s West Virginia Regional Science Bowl Competition

Suncrest Middle School Team 2 (Left) and Morgantown High School Team 2 (Right) celebrate their respective victories at the West Virginia Regional Science Bowl.

Morgantown High School Team 2 and Suncrest Middle School Team 2, both of Morgantown, claimed victory at the 27th annual West Virginia Regional Science Bowl held Feb. 9-10, 2018, at the West Virginia University (WVU) Mountainlair. Twenty-three teams from high schools and 21 teams from middle schools throughout the Mountain State participated in the competition, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and WVU. 

The West Virginia Science Bowl tested students’ knowledge of math and science with round-robin and double-elimination competition rounds. Middle school teams competed Feb. 9, followed by high school students on Feb. 10. This year’s West Virginia competition included welcoming remarks from Congressman David McKinley, as well as representatives from NETL and WVU. Participants also explored hands-on engineering activities and an academic information fair from institutions around the state.

Coming in at second, third and fourth place were Morgantown High School Team 1, Wheeling Park High School Team 1, and George Washington High School Team 1, respectively. In the middle school division, second, third and fourth place were awarded to Suncrest Middle School Team 1, Wildwood, and St. Michael Parish School Team 1, respectively.

NETL is a DOE national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges.  For more than 100 years, the laboratory has focused on developing tools and processes to provide clean, reliable and affordable energy to the American people.  Three NETL research sites — Albany, Ore.; Morgantown, W.Va.; and Pittsburgh, Pa. — conduct a broad range of energy and environmental research and development activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.