News Release

Release Date: March 05, 2018

Schools Claim Victory at NETL’s Southwestern Pennsylvania Regional Science Bowl Competition


Pittsburgh Allderdice High School from Squirrel Hill and Marshall Middle School from Wexford, PA, claimed victory at the 27th annual Southwestern Pennsylvania (SWPA) Regional Science Bowl held Feb. 24 and March 3, 2018, at the Community College of Allegheny County’s South Campus, in West Mifflin, Pa. About 40 teams from high schools and 32 teams from middle schools throughout SWPA participated in the competition, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).

The SWPA Regional Science Bowl tested students’ knowledge of math and science with round-robin and double-elimination competition rounds. High school teams competed Feb. 24, followed by middle school students on March 3. This year’s SWPA competition included welcoming remarks from CCAC South Campus President Dr. Charlene Newkirk for the high school competition and CCAC President Dr. Quintin B. Bullock for the middle school competition, as well as representatives from NETL.

Coming in at second, third and fourth place in the high school event were North Allegheny Intermediate High School, Shady Side Academy, and Hempfield High School respectively. In the middle school division, second, third and fourth place went to Carson Middle School, Ingomar Middle School, and Dorseyville Middle School, respectively.

NETL is a DOE national laboratory that produces technological solutions to America’s energy challenges. For more than 100 years, the laboratory has focused on developing tools and processes to provide clean, reliable and affordable energy to the American people. Three NETL research sites — Albany, Ore.; Morgantown, W.Va.; and Pittsburgh, Pa. — conduct a broad range of energy and environmental research and development activities that support DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic and energy security of the United States.