This topic is for anyone in Indiana to discuss Science Olympiad or really anything that's happening in our wonderful midwestern state.
To start things off:
Purdue University has recently started a grant program for Science Olympiad teams in Indiana. Grants of up to $500 will be given "based on perceived need, first year teams, proximity to Purdue University, and effort to sustain participation in the future." For any schools that have been considering starting a science olympiad program but have been struggling with finding the financial means to pursue it, this could be a good start to funding their own teams. Information can be found on the Indiana Science Olympiad website
and the application is here
. The deadline to apply is October 31 (registration forms for SO are due October 27!) so make sure to notify your coaches about this opportunity. If you know any other students or teachers from other schools interested in funding or starting a science olympiad team, please tell them about this opportunity. The more teams Indiana has; the greater its chances of retaining its two teams at nats are!
In other news...our call out meeting is tommorow! Any other teams going to start practicing soon? Or any expectations or opinions about this coming season?
Events: Ecology, Herpetology, Cell Bio, Entomology, Sounds of Music, Circuit Lab, Chem Lab, Disease Detective, Dynamic Planet, Five Star, EggONaut, Enviro Chemistry, Fermi, Quantum Quandaries!
Nationals: Wichita: Ecology-4, Entomology-5, Team-11; DC: Sounds-1, Team-11