16th Annual Science Olympiad
Teams of middle and high school students from schools in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties and surrounding areas will demonstrate their science and engineering talents at the 2017 Science Olympiad Regional Tournament on Saturday, February 25 at Indiana University Northwest.
The event, hosted for the 16th straight year by IU Northwest, offers the community an opportunity to see a Science Olympiad in action. Young scientists from across the region will gather to flex their academic muscle in dozens of carefully planned science and engineering events, such as designing robots, building vehicles, performing chemistry experiments and more.
As a national non-profit organization launched in 1982, Science Olympiad is dedicated to improving K-12 science education. 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 American students can perform at levels that surpass expectations of even practicing scientists and engineers.
The public is invited to attend the Regional Science Olympiad Tournament. The Savannah Center is located on the southeast corner of the main campus parking lot at 33rd Avenue and Broadway in Gary.
For more information about the IU Northwest Science Olympiad Regional Tournament, contact College of Arts and Sciences Associate Dean Nelson DeLeon, Ph.D. at (219) 980-6742, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the Web at http://www.iun.edu/science-olympiad/