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Science Olympiad training session offered at IU Northwest Nov. 12

Teachers, students invited for hands-on training for annual science and engineering competition

Students attending a Science Olympiad training session.

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Students attending a Science Olympiad training session.

To kick-off the upcoming Science Olympiad season, Indiana University Northwest will host the 3rd annual training session for teachers and students on Saturday, Nov. 12. The preparatory event will take place on campus in the Savannah Gymnasium from 9 until 11 a.m. 

The upcoming training event will serve as an introduction for those wishing to participate in the 2012 Science Olympiad competition, which will take place in February. Attendees will learn interesting science facts and experience hands-on activities related to each Science Olympiad discipline. 

Each February, approximately 300 students from middle and high schools convene at IU Northwest to participate in more than 50 carefully planned and coordinated science and engineering competitions. This will be the 11th consecutive year IU Northwest has served as one of the host sites for the Science Olympiad, which takes place around the state. 

Science Olympiad represents an ideal opportunity for middle and high school students to meet and interact with scientists, academicians, college students, local engineers, and community members in a competitive, yet enjoyable setting. Tournaments are designed to: emphasize problem-solving aspects of science and the understanding of scientific concepts; develop teamwork and cooperative learning strategies among students; and demonstrate that students can perform at levels that surpass expectations even of practicing scientists and engineers. 

Registration is required for this free event, designed to help teachers ramp up excitement about Science Olympiad and kick-off the coaching season. Teachers, students and their parents are invited.

To learn more about the Science Olympiad Regional competition at IU Northwest, please visit

To register or to find out more about the Science Olympiad training clinic, please contact, Stela Pudar-Hozo at or at (219) 980-7127. 

The Savannah Gymnasium is located at the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary.


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Students attending a Science Olympiad training session.