FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – More than 350 Indiana high school students competed at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) on Saturday in the Science Olympiad.
Nine teams competed in 23 different Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM)-related events. The Science Olympiad has been hosted by IPFW for the past 10 years.
“This is an outreach program. We want to encourage our future kids to get involved with science education, which is very important for the nation and the country,” Ahmed Mustafa, associate professor of biology at IPFW, said.
Teams from Bishop Dwenger, Burris Laboratory School, Mt. Vernon, Northride, Fishers, and East Noble High Schools participated in the event. Mustafa said the competition was judged by an IPFW faculty member or local expert in each specific field.