The Gale Ranch Middle School of San Ramon, CA, received first place at the 2011 National Science Bowl. | Energy Department Image | Photo by Dennis Brack, Contractor
The winners are in.
The Mira Loma High School of Sacramento, California, and the Gale Ranch Middle School of San Ramon, California, beat out 1,800 sciences teams from across the country to become the 2011 National Science Bowl champions today.
The Mira Loma High School of Sacramento, CA, won first place at the 2011 National Science Bowl. Left to right: Siddharth Trehan,Sriram Pendyala, Anish Khare, Russell Islam, Andrew Chen, Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu , coach James Hill, Department of Energy Office of Science Director Dr. William Brinkman | Photo credit Dennis Brack/ Departmemt of Energy.
Dr Steven Chu and Dr. William Brinkman at the 2011 National Science Bowl. | Photo credit Dennis Brack/ Departmemt of Energy.
The Mira Loma High School team will receive a two-week all-expense-paid trip to the International Science School in Sydney, Australia, this July.
You can read coverage from the entire Science Bowl weekend, including Saturday and Sunday's elimination rounds, talks from Science Bowl alumni turned scientists, Sunday's middle school hydrogen fuel cell race, and a play-by-play of the final matches on The National Science Bowl Journal blog.
Schools will be able to start registering their best science students for the 2012 Science Bowl at the end of this year.
Until then, the two triumphant teams, and the 110 regional champions, should just keep basking in the glory of their wins.