Science Olympiad is an academic competition in which teams of 15 students compete in 23 different events covering areas in earth science, biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and problem solving. In Indiana, schools compete in regional competitions. The top teams at each regional advance to the Indiana State Science Olympiad Finals. The top two teams at the finals earn invitations to compete at the National Science Olympiad Competition. La Lumiere’s first Science Olympiad team was formed in 1992 and in 1993 La Lumiere advanced to the state finals for the first time. It has advanced every year since. Science Olympiad at La Lumiere is about learning in a cooperative environment while competing at the state level.
Our Science Olympiad Demo Day allows the team an opportunity to present engineering projects that are currently being worked on to the La Lumiere community in our Science Center. In addition to showing off projects, the science team engineers are able to practice operating their devices in a competition-like setting to prepare them for upcoming events.