Indiana Science Olympiad 2020-2021 Season Information
The Indiana Science Olympiad is set to make its return for the 2020-2021 season. With the current state of the pandemic, Indiana Science Olympiad will look a little different this year. We have made the decision on how the regional tournaments will be run for the upcoming season. Regional Tournaments will be run using a satellite format where the events will be run virtually and delivered to the students on-line at their school. If the conditions of the pandemic allow, we will run a hybrid format where the "building" events will be run at a specified location on tournament day. This hybrid format would only require a small number of students and coaches/chaperones to travel to the location allowing them to occur by remaining under any size limits that may be in place for indoor events. We will be hosting three satellite regional tournaments for this upcoming season with the hopes to host a hybrid location in different sites around the state. The State tournament this season will be hosted by Purdue University and their Science Olympiad club. At this time the format of the state tournament has not been determined. As soon as information is available, we will be sending it out to coaches and posting it on-line. We understand that these are uncertain times so we have made a change to our refund policy. For the 2020-2021 season, if a team is unable to attend a regional tournament due to Covid related issues or concerns, the school's payment will be credited to the school's registration fees for the 2021-2022 season. No monetary refunds will be provided for cancellations.
Indiana Science Olympiad (INSO) is a nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition for outstanding achievement by students in grades 6-12. We encourage middle (division B) and high school (division C) students to succeed in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Our goals are accomplished through the dedication of our executive board, advisory committee, Indiana teachers, higher education institutions & their faculty and students who organize classroom activities, research, after school science clubs, and competitive tournaments. The main focus of the competition is to elevate science education and learning to the level of enthusiasm and support that is normally reserved only for varsity sports programs.
Did you know that Science Olympiad competitions cover all of the NGSS teaching standards? That means you can take any Science Olympiad competition and bring it right in to your classroom!