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Science Olympiad Mini Clinic offered at IU Northwest Nov. 17

Students invited for hands-on training for annual science and engineering competition

Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

To kick-off the upcoming Science Olympiad season, Indiana University Northwest will host the 4th annual Science Olympiad Mini Clinic, a training session for students and coaches, from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Savannah Gymnasium.

The training event will serve as an introduction for those wishing to participate in the 2013 Science Olympiad competition, which will take place in February. Attendees will learn interesting science facts and experience hands-on activities related to up to 16 Science Olympiad events.

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 12th 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 the Mini Clinic, designed to help ramp up excitement about Science Olympiad and kick-off the coaching season. Teachers, students and their parents are invited. To register, submit the online form at

To learn more about the Science Olympiad Regional competition at IU Northwest, visit or contact Stela Pudar-Hozo at (219) 980-7127 or

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