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For Immediate Release
January 25, 2013

IPFW Hosts Regional Science Olympiad: Revolutionizing Science Education

Key Info

  • 2013 Science Olympiad at IPFW
  • Saturday, February 2, registration at 9 a.m. in Neff Hall lobby
  • Awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101
  • Public is invited to observe all events

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) will host the 2013 Science Olympiad, Saturday, February 2, beginning with registration at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Neff Hall.

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.

Nowak says 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, starting at 3:30 p.m. in Neff Hall, Room 101. Each event competition is directed and judged by an IPFW faculty member or local expert in each field.

The public is invited to attend and observe all the events. For more information, contact Nowak at 260-481-6960 or