Butler University expects 500 middle school and high school students on campus Saturday, February 25, from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM for a regional round of the 30th annual Indiana Science Olympiad.

Teams from more than 30 schools are scheduled to compete.

The competition will include events such as Hovercraft (competitors construct a self-propelled, air-levitated vehicle with up to two battery-powered motors that turn one propeller each to levitate and move the vehicle down a track) and Scrambler (competitors must design, build and test a mechanical device that uses the energy from a falling mass to transport an egg along a track as quickly as possible and stop as close to the center of a terminal barrier without breaking the egg).

Those events will be held continuously throughout the day in the Butler Health and Recreation Complex.

A description of all the events can be found here.

Participating high schools are: Bloomington High School North (two teams)

Mt. Vernon High School

North Central High School (Indianapolis, two teams)

Bloomington High School South (three teams)

North Vigo High School

Park Tudor School (Indianapolis, two teams)

Carmel High School (two teams)

Union City Jr./Sr. High

Frankfort High School
Participating middle schools are:

Center Grove Middle School Central

Jackson Creek Middle School (Bloomington, two teams)

Central Middle International (Kokomo)

Park Tudor School (Indianapolis)

Chapel Hill 7th and 8th Grade Center (Indianapolis)

Raymond Park Middle School (Indianapolis, two teams)

Eastwood Middle School (Indianapolis)

Harshman Magnet Middle School (Indianapolis)

Scottsburg Middle School (Scottsburg)

Highland Hills Middle School (Georgetown)

Tri-North Middle School (Bloomington, two teams)

Indiana Math and Science Academy North (Indianapolis)

The state finals will be held March 18 at Indiana University-Bloomington.

Media contact:
Marc Allan