The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is a major supporter of educational competitions like EcoCAR, and most recently hosted the Chicago Regional Middle School Science Bowl.

This fast-paced, Jeopardy-style team competition featured 11 teams from the Chicagoland area competing to answer multiple-choice or short-answer questions relating to science and math facts or concepts.

Daniel Wright Middle School from Lincolnshire won first place and is going to the National Science Bowl in Washington, D.C. Jerling Junior High from Orland Park won second place while Roosevelt Middle School from River Forest won third place.

In all, 70 coaches and team members attended the event along with 26 Argonne National Laboratory and DOE volunteers.

Congratulations to the winning teams and we wish Daniel Wright Middle School the best of luck in the National Science Bowl!

Regional Winners from Daniel Wright Middle School