The N.C. School for Science and Mathematics’ team came in second at this year’s National Science Bowl.
Tejas Sundaresan, Calvin Deng, Yu Wang and Ashwin Monian, all of whom graduated from NCSSM this year, and Sammy Lou, a rising senior, made it to the national competition after winning first place at the state level.
The National Science Bowl, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, aims to encourage students interested in science and technology careers. In the competition, teams of four or five students answer fast-paced questions from a range of scientific fields, including biology, chemistry, physics and math.
As second-place winners, the team won a five-day guided adventure tour of Great Salt Lake Park, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park and $1,000 for the school’s science department.