On Saturday Feb. 15, IU Northwest will again be hosting one of eight Science Olympiad Regional Tournaments in Indiana. The Olympiad will kick off its activities with registration from 7 to 7:30 a.m. in the Savannah Lobby followed by opening ceremonies at 7:30 a.m. in the Savannah Auditorium. The events will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by closing ceremonies from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Teams of up to 15 students from over 20 local middle and high schools will converge on IU Northwest to participate in more than 35 carefully planned and coordinated science and engineering events such as Mission Possible, Egg Drop and Chemistry Lab. The top three middle and high school teams will be invited to participate at the state tournament held at IU Bloomington.
The Science Olympiad supports elementary and secondary Science Olympiad tournaments at building, district, county, state and national levels with an emphasis on teamwork and a commitment to excellence. Its mission is to improve the quality of K-12 science education throughout the nation to change the way science is perceived and the way it is taught.
Tournaments are designed to emphasize problem solving aspects of science and the understanding of science concepts, develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students and to demonstrate that American students can perform at levels that surpass expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.
For more information about the IU Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, please contact Nelson De Leon at (219) 980-6742.