Los Alamos High School from Los Alamos, N.M. bested 39 other teams from around New Mexico in the 10-hour New Mexico Regional Science Bowl, held Saturday, March 3, at the Albuquerque Academy. Los Alamos High School will represent New Mexico in the 22nd Annual Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl in April.
In addition to their travel expenses, the team also won $5,000 for their school. The team consists of Alexander Wang, Micha Ben-Naim, Scott Carlsten, Lorenzo Venneri and Kevin Gao. Paolo Venneri is their coach.
Albuquerque Academy School in Albuquerque, N.M., took second place, and the La Cueva High School from Albuquerque placed third.
In the “Jeopardy!” – style competition, students are asked questions from astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, math, trigonometry and calculus.
The Regional Science Bowl is coordinated by Sandia National Laboratories for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science.