Department of Environmental Science and Policy

Annual Maine Science Bowl

March 2, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Bailey 10 Gorham
2018 winners

Over 100 high school students will attend the Maine Science Bowl 2019 on Saturday, March 2rd on the Gorham Campus of the University of Southern Maine.

The competition matches teams against teams in subjects ranging from biology, chemistry, space science, physics and math. The winning team will compete in the National Science Bowl, held from April 25th to 29th in Washington D.C.

The contest will be held in USM's Bailey Hall. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m. Competition begins at 9:00 a.m., and finals will begin at around 3 p.m.

During the day, students will break up into several rooms, where they will begin question-and-answer competitions. As the day goes on, the competition will narrow down the field until two teams compete for the state title.

Besides traveling to Washington, winning Maine teams have met with several members of Maine's Congressional delegation, including Sen. Susan Collins.

More than 290,000 students have participated in the National Science Bowl® throughout its 28-year history, and it is one of the nation’s largest science competitions.

More information is available on the NSB website:

The Maine Science Bowl is sponsored by the University of Southern Maine, Texas Instruments Corporation and IDEXX Corporation.  Additional support from comes from the USM Provost’s Office, USM President’s Office, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, the Larry Gray family and Hannaford.

About 50 volunteers at USM will include faculty, students and friends. Volunteer positions include Moderator, Science Judge, Timer, Scorekeeper, Rules Judge, and messenger.  To volunteer or FMI contact Rob Sanford, Department of Environmental Science & Policy, 106 Bailey Hall,

Contact Information

Robert Sanford