NEW ALBANY, IN (Feb. 8, 2013) – For the 12th year, the School of Education and School of Natural Sciences will host the Regional Science Olympiad on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on campus.
The Science Olympiad is a contest between middle and high schools from across Southern Indiana competing in a variety of science events. This year seven middle schools and seven high schools will be competing with an awards ceremony to follow after events have finished at 3 p.m.
Students from each middle school and high school work in pairs to form a team. These teams have the option of choosing a project from 32 various science events, such as food science, forestry, robot arm, or meteorology.
Teachers from the participating middle schools and high schools volunteer their time to coach these students and prepare them for the various events held during the day.
Professors from the School of Natural Science will be the judges. Several IU Southeast student volunteers will also be helping with registration in the morning and also throughout the day.
During the awards ceremony, held in the Richard K. Stem Concert Hall, everyone who participated in the day’s activities will receive a certificate and medals will be presented to the top three teams. The top middle school and high school will receive trophies.