Science Infinity Club Team 1 from Bellevue won the Inland Northwest Regional Science Bowl on March 2 at Whitworth University in Spokane.
The winning team, made up of Team Captain Kartik Iyer, Tejas Bharadwaj, Saransh Kacharia, Rahul Nene, Vishnu Rathnam, and Coach Vidya Iyer, advance to Washington, D.C. on April 25th through April 29th to compete against over 77 other regional winners in the national finals of the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl.
Twenty-six teams from middle schools across Washington and north Idaho competed for the regional title. The students competed to be the first to answer questions on all science disciplines, including astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth science, mathematics, and physics.
This is the second year students from Science Infinity Club won the regional competition. Last year, the students from Science Infinity club were placed third nationally.
The Department of Energy (DOE) created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. More than 225,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl throughout its 22-year history. (end)