STATE TOURNAMENT CANCELLATION March 10, 2020
Indiana Science Olympiad respects Purdue University's judgment and supports the decision to cancel the tournament. While we know there will be disappointment among students, coaches, supervisors and parents after all the hard work that has been put into their season, we need to put health and safety first. We encourage teams to prepare for next year; our state board will focus on planning events and generating excitement for the upcoming season. The idea of hosting a virtual tournament has come up; however, Science Olympiad’s Commercial General Liability insurance does not cover virtual tournaments. Due to the nature of coronavirus (COVID-19) precautions on social distancing and community spread, the state tournament will not be rescheduled.
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!