Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl

Mat-Su Career-Tech Mat-TsunamisThe Mat-Tsunamis from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School show off their championship banner at the 2015 Alaska Tsunami competition. Photo by Deborah Mercy.

18th annual competition
February 6–8, 2015
Seward, Alaska

The Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl is a regional competition for Alaska high schools on topics related to the study of the oceans. This regional event is part of the annual National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The winning team of the Alaska Tsunami Bowl competes against other regional teams from all over the United States.

See links below and at left for more information on this exciting competition.


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2015 "Ocean Connection" art show. Photo by Deborah Mercy. Click image for larger version [9.2 MB]

Mat-Tsunamis win 2015 Alaska Tsunami Bowl

Congratulations to the team from Mat-Su Career & Technical High School for winning the 18th annual Alaska regional competition! Competition results and art show results have been posted. Art show results include photos of selected artwork.

Scholarships available to Tsunami Bowl students

Three $5,000 scholarships will be awarded to Tsunami Bowl students to be used for college tuition at any campus of the University of Alaska. Although students who will be attending college next fall will be given preference, any student who is participating in the 2015 Tsunami Bowl may apply. Details are on the scholarship application form [PDF; 262 KB]. The selection committee will consider applicants' grade reports, future plans and areas of study, but will place most emphasis on the financial need for the scholarship. Applications, personal essays and grade reports are due by April 6, 2015. Winners will be announced by April 20, 2015.

"For $1 million: Will an ocean science quiz program survive tough times?"

In October, Science magazine ran an article about federal budget cuts to the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. The article was written by NOSB participant Darby Hopper, a high school senior at Okemos High School in Okemos, Michigan, who has competed at the Great Lakes Bowl.

A blog post by David Shiffman, "Save the National Sciences Bowl," lists several ways to contribute to NOSB.