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Science Bowl

Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl (WIRSB)

The Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl (WIRSB), sponsored by the Micron Foundation, will be held on February 26, 2018, at Boise State University. The WIRSB is an official regional bowl for the National Science Bowl competition for high school students coordinated by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.

The WIRSB championship team receives an all-expenses paid trip to compete at the national event held in Washington, D.C. April 26-April 30, 2018. The national event includes several days of science activities, sightseeing, and competitions. Teams enjoy the entire science bowl experience and take home many prizes. There are cutting-edge science seminars and hands-on science activities.

Launched in 1991, the National Science Bowl (NSB) is a highly competitive science education and academic event among teams of high school and middle school students who compete in a fast-paced verbal forum to solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Each team is composed of four students, one alternate student, and a coach. Regional and national events encourage student involvement in math and science activities of importance to the Department of Energy and the Nation.

Approximately 25 teams competed in the 2017 WIRSB competition.

Resources for coaches and students:
2017 Official National Science Bowl Rules
Rules, Forms & Resources
Sample questions

Western Idaho Science Bowl Region includes the following counties:
Ada County, Adams County, Blaine County, Boise County, Camas County, Canyon County, Elmore County, Gem County, Gooding County, Idaho County, Owyhee County, Payette County, Valley County, Washington County

WIRSB Information:


Not in the Western Idaho Regional Science Bowl boundaries? Find a Regional Competition Site Near You.