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Lego League

First Lego League Team Creed:

  • We are a Team
  • We do the work to find the solutions with guidance from our coaches and mentors
  • We honor the spirit of friendly competition
  • What we discover is more important than what we win
  • We share our experience with others
  • We display gracious professionalism in everything we do.
  • We have fun.

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Science Olympiad Regional Competition at IU Northwest

The College of Arts and Science is pleased to support the annual IU Northwest Science Olympiad Regional. This tournament is one of nine such tournaments in Indiana. Each February over twenty middle and high school teams from the area compete in over 50 science related events. Three middle and three high school teams advance to the state competition. The top teams in the state competition advance to the national tournament.  The IU Northwest Regional is proud to have between 70 and 90 student, faculty and community volunteers help in making it possible. Please follow this link to learn more about the regional tournament and visit the tournament web page.  You can also contact the tournament director [[ndeleon,Dr. Nelson DeLeon]] for more information.

Go to the Science Olympiad Website


Nineteen schools and over 120 teachers, students and volunteers participated in the 2011 Science Olympiad Mini-clinic on Saturday November 12.   This event was designed to help coaches and students prepare for the 2012 Science Olympiad regional tournaments and start the coaching season.  Emphasis was on learning the techniques and science behind many of the 2012 Science Olympiad tournament events. We thank the College of Arts and Sciences for funding of this event.

Go to the Mini-Clinic Website

Redhawk Debate Tournament

Students from several area high schools visit the IU Northwest campus to participate in a series of competitive debate events hosted by the Department of Communication. Participating schools from past years include Chesterton, Gary, Hammond, Highland, LaPorte, Penn, Munster and Valparaiso High Schools.

Go to the Redhawk Debate Tournament Website

Power Up for Science

Power Up for Science is a focused effort to address the academic achievement needs of Gary Community School Corporation students in the upper elementary and middle school grade levels by enhancing the capacity of their teachers in the area of science instruction.

Go to the Power Up for Science Website.

Little Calumet River and Wetlands Preserve

Adjacent to campus, IU Northwest is establishing, expanding, and managing a nature preserve in the heart of Gary. The Little Calumet River Prairie & Wetlands Nature Preserve consists of 11 acres of prairie, wetland and woodland immediately north of the main campus parking lot. 

Go to the Little Calumet River and Wetlands Preserve Website

Speech Forum

The semi-annual Speech Forum invites the campus community and the public to hear and witness a public speaking competition of IU Northwest students selected from their public speaking classes.

Go to the Speech Forum Website

Kid's College

Kids College is a summer program that provides classes to students during one three-week session offered Monday through Friday. This program allows young people ages 7 through 13 to be introduced to a college campus.

Go to the Kids College Website

Children's Theatre

Each spring, Theatre Northwest showcases a children’s theatre event where local schools bring hundreds of their students to enjoy the show.

Go to the Childrens Theatre Website