KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Over 300 high school students from across the state will compete in the competition this week.
The bowl gives them a chance to match their knowledge of both math and science.
This year marks 30 years since the competition started.
Dobbs spoke at a dinner on Friday night, and encouraged students to dream big when it comes to careers in STEM.
“The biggest thing I want them to take away is that they are the future innovators of the united states and will have to solve future problems we will have to solve,” Dobbs said.
Whichever team wins the competition will advance to the National Science Bowl in D.C.
That is in April and all expenses are paid.