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Sacramento's Mira Loma High School Wins National Science Competition

 Dennis Brack / U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Mira Loma High School team competes in the 2015 National Science Bowl academic competition on Sunday May 3, 2015, in Washington, DC.

Dennis Brack / U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science

Updated 5:20 p.m. -- Mira Loma High School of Sacramento won the 2015 U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl Monday in Washington D.C.

The five-member team answered a question about gene-editing technology. 

Mira Loma topped 67 other high schools to win its fifth Science Bowl championship.

The team won a nine-day, all-expense paid science trip to Alaska.
And the Mira Loma science department was awarded $1,000.

DOE created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in mathematics and science and to pursue careers in these fields. The members of the winning high school team are Daniel Shen, Arvind Sundararajan, Jack Gurev, Roger Yu and Claire Burch, and they are coached by James Hill.

-Capital Public Radio Staff

Updated 9:11 a.m.  -- A Sacramento-area high school won the Department of Energy's National Science Bowl Monday morning in Washington DC. Mira Loma High School faced off this morning against an Alexandria, Virginia school in the academic competition.

The team won a nine-day all expenses paid science trip to Alaska. About 9,000 high-school students and more than 5,000 middle-school students from across the United States, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands participated in this year's regional competitions.

The Department of Energy created the National Science Bowl in 1991 to encourage students to excel in math and science.


The championship rounds of competition on Monday morning will be followed by an awards ceremony. The Championships will also be livestreamed on the NSB homepage beginning at 9:15 a.m.: http://science.energy.gov/wdts/nsb/.