The OAAC is proud to sponsor regional qualifying tournaments for both middle and high school students for the U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl.
The winning team from each regional competition is invited to participate in the National competition held April 27 – April 29, 2017, at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Qualifying teams received an all-expense paid trip to compete for the national title. In addition to the academic competition, students are given the opportunity to attend presentations by well-known scientists on current topics in math and the sciences.

Middle School 6-8 Oklahoma Regional Middle School Science Bowl is February 11, 2017 @ RCC in El Reno

High School 9-12 Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl is January 28, 2017 @ RCC in El Reno.

Entry Fee for the regional science bowl is $30.00 per team.
Purchase Order/checks should be made payable to OAAC (Oklahoma Association for Academic Competition) and sent to OAAC, PO Drawer B, Carnegie, OK 73015.

Competition Dates: Click on the event titles for HS and MS specific information and links.

Oklahoma Regional Middle School Science Bowl - February 11, 2017

Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl - January 28, 2017

Registration for Science Bowl opens on October 10, 2016 @ noon EST.

Registration for both the high school and middle school tournaments is through the national web site. There are several forms that MUST be completed in order for your team to compete.

Links to the USDOENSB Regional Registration web site. Do not try to register or set-up your account until after October 10.

High School Registration (This will be an active link after the registration is opened by the DOE)

Middle School Registration (This will be an active link after the registration is opened by the DOE)

The format and rules for the Regional Science Bowl are different that OAAC format and rules. The Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl will adhere to the rules and format as stated in the National Science Bowl rules.

The Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl will be limited to 32 teams in the high school division and 32 teams in the middle school division. A team is not officially entered until all of the national science bowl forms have been submitted. Schools will be limited to one team per district. If there are fewer than 32 teams on the January 7 deadline date enrollment will be opened for schools to enter a second team on a first come basis. After 32 teams have entered subsequent teams will be placed on a waiting list.
If significantly more than 32 teams enter the format may be adjusted to allow for greater participation.

For the Oklahoma Regional Science Bowl competition teams will be randomly drawn into four groups of 8 teams for pool play with the top two teams advancing into the 8 team round robin finals.


February 11, 2017 - Middle School Science Bowl
January 28, 2017 - High School Science Bowl
March 1, 2017 - teams must commit to attending the national tournament
April 27 - April 29, 2017 - National Science Bowl