Durham students win National Science Bowl

Posted May 3, 2010 2:57 p.m. EDT

A team of students from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics won the 2010 U.S. Department of Energy National Science Bowl Monday.

The members of the team – Akhil Jariwala, Christian Johnson, Bryce Taylor, Patrick Yang, Alex Yoo and coach Leslie Brinson – will receive an all-expense-paid science research trip to study the ecosystems of Belize in Central America.

105 teams from 42 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands competed in the national finals of the 20th annual DOE National Science Bowl.