College of Arts and Sciences

IPFW Regional Science Olympiad

Revolutionizing Science Education

The 2014 IPFW Science Olympiad will be held on Saturday, February 1.

About the IPFW Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of K-12 science education, increasing male, female and minority interest in science, creating a technologically-literate workforce and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by both students and teachers.

The Science Olympiad events fall into five broad categories:

  • Life science
  • Earth/space science
  • Physical science
  • Engineering
  • Science inquiry

Jeffrey Nowak, associate professor of education and director of the northeast Indiana STEM Resource Center, and Ahmed Mustafa, associate professor of biology, are the co-directors of the IPFW Science Olympiad.

A typical IPFW Science Olympiad event day begins with team registration, followed by an opening ceremony, with competition following that ceremony. The awards ceremony will conclude the day's events. The public is invited to attend and observe all the events.

Each event competition is directed and judged by an IPFW faculty member or local expert in each field.