The team of students from Mira Loma High School in Sacramento, California emerged as winners of the National Science Bowl in the high-school level, putting the team from Westview High School in Portland, Oregon in the second position.
In the middle school level, the Greater Boston Science & Maths Team from Andover, Massachusetts won the first place, which was followed by the JDroids Science Club from Wayne, New Jersey.
Each of the winning teams had at least one Indian American on their teams. There was also an all-Indian American with an Indian American coach, which won the fourth place in the middle school level.
The two Indian Americans who were a part of the Greater Boston Science & Math Team are Abhi Sambangi and Snigdha Allaparti and was coached by Ravi Sambangi. The JDroids Science Club's team had Shiva Balasubramanian, Rohan Jayanth, Robert Salita, Kian Vilhauer and Sangjun Ko as its members are was coached by Narmada Krishnaswamy.
The winning team in the high school level, Mira Loma team will receive a nine-day, all-expense paid science trip to Alaska. The first runner-up team, which is the Westview team won a five-day tour of the Great Salt Lake Park, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl® is a nationwide academic competition that tests students' knowledge in all areas of science and mathematics. Middle and high school student teams from diverse backgrounds are comprised of four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as an advisor and coach. These teams face-off in a fast-paced question-and-answer format, being tested on a range of science disciplines including biology, chemistry, Earth science, physics, energy, and maths. Around 9,300 high school students and 5,200 middle school students from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico participated in this year's regional competitions.