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2019 Regional Middle School Science Bowl ® Competition


The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Middle School Science Bowl® is a highly publicized national competition. It involves a math and science academic competition. Beginning in January 2019, more than 4,500 students is expected to compete in fifty regional tournaments throughout the nation. The winner of Brookhaven’s regional competition will be sent to Washington D.C. to compete in the National Competition.

This year, Brookhaven will host ONLY the academic competition. All middle school students who attend school on Long Island are eligible and are invited to participate. In the academic competition, teams of middle school students answer questions on scientific topics in earth science, physical science, life science, math, and general science. Teams are comprised of five students (one of whom is an alternate) and a teacher who acts as an advisor and coach. The competition consists of a round robin followed by a single elimination final. Questions are in the form of multiple choice and short answer.

Audience for This Competition

This competition is suitable for all 6-8 grade students and teachers interested in mathematics, physics, research, and engineering.

Application Process & Forms

Regional competition registration will open on Monday, October 1, 2018, 12:00 PM and will close on Saturday, February 16, 2019, 1:00 AM.

Since photos will be taken during this event and may be used in publications and on the web, all media release and consent forms are required and must be turned in as a hard copy with an original signature. Medical forms are optional.

The forms above are in pdf format. Open the file to fill it out. Then place your cursor on a line and type in the information. Use the tab key to move to the next line. Print out the page when finished, sign, date, and submit the form to the BNL Competition coordinator. Your text will not be saved if you close the file.

Begin Team Application


Trophies will be awarded to the top four teams with the winner of the academic competition receiving an invitation to an all-expense paid trip to compete in Washington D.C. for the national title. All students who take part in this competition will receive a Certificate of Participation.

Rules & Eligibility Criteria

All teams are selected on first-come, first-serve basis and may not change student participants after submittal. A new registration will need to be submitted and will then go back into the queue for selection. Please see National registration for application deadlines and information on registering more than one team.

Teams that have not been accepted by the deadline date will be put in the queue for the next deadline date. The competition coordinator will keep an alternate list until the day before the competition, just in case teams drop out.

Information for Teachers

Other coach information, rules, and practice questions can be found on the NSB site.

Important Dates

Mon, Oct 1, 2018 Registration opens at 12:00 PM.
Sat, Feb 16, 2019 Registration closes at 1:00 AM.

Competition Information

2018 Regional Champion

2018 MS Regional Champion

Students from Great Neck South Middle School took top honors at the Regional Middle School Science Bowl held at Brookhaven Lab on Mar. 3. News Release | Photo Gallery

Last Modified: December 04, 2018