Academic Events

Competition in academics encourages peer interactions and inter-district sharing. The following events will be hosted during the 2016-2017 school year.  

EVENT

GRADES

  SITE

DATES

DESCRIPTION

 

Eco Challenge

 

6-12

 

Phipps Conservatory

 

9/21/16 or 9/22/16

 

Presented by Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens and the Allegheny Intermediate Unit, the Eco Challenge will allow high school students to investigate environmental issues and challenge them to create solutions and make a difference.  Fee - $3 per student

 

CalcuSolve

 

5-6

 

Duquesne University

 

11/15/2016

 

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.  Students compete individually and as part of a group. Each school may register 3 teams (4 students per team).  Fee - none 

 

CalcuSolve

 

7-8

 

Duquesne University

 

11/16/2016

 

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.  Students compete individually and as part of a group. Each school may register 3 teams (4 students per team).  Fee - none 

 

CalcuSolve

 

9-10

 

Duquesne University

 

10/11/2016

 

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.  Students compete individually and as part of a group. Each school may register 3 teams (4 students per team).  Fee - none 

 

CalcuSolve

 

11-12

 

Duquesne University

 

 

10/12/2016

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.   Students compete individually and as part of a group.  Each school may register 3 teams (4 students per team).  Fee - none 

 

History Bowl

 

4-8

 

Heinz History Center

 

10/26/2016 10/27/2016 10/28/2016

 

Come explore the History Center with your classes during this special one-day event! Students will be challenged to find answers to questions, think and write creatively, and practice problem solving abilities as they explore the exhibits.  Four students per team.  Fee - $3 per student

 

Science Bowl

 

 

4-8

 

Carnegie Science Center

 

1/24/2017  1/25/2017  1/26/2017

 

Students compete in four different hands-on challenges.  Past competitions have had students design a skyscraper using newspaper, create a new roller coaster, and even launch straw rockets.    Fee -- $6 per student

 

STEM Design Challenge

 

4-8

 

TBD

 

TBD

 

Teams of students will be given a challenge in October to design and build a K'Nex structure.  They will have from October until December (student competition) to create a blueprint and narrative about their structure and then will be asked to build it at the competition.  Each school may register 3 teams (4 students per team). Fee - none

 

 

Middle School Computer Fair

 

6-8

 

Carnegie Science Center

 

3/22/2017

 

The Pennsylvania Middle School Computer Fair is an annual event that highlights Pennsylvania middle school students' application skills and computer knowledge. Students are able to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance the learning process.  Teams must register on the Middle School Computer Fair website - www.middleschoolcomputerfair.org.  Teams consist of 1-3 students. Fee - none

 

High School Computer Fair

 

9-12

 

Carnegie Science Center

 

3/22/2017

 

The Pennsylvania High School Computer Fair is an annual event that highlights Pennsylvania high school students' application skills and computer knowledge. Students are able to unleash their creativity, learn how to convey information more dynamically, and enhance the learning process.  Teams must register on the High School Computer Fair website - www.pacomputerfair.org.  Teams consist of 1-3 students. Fee - none

 

Children's Choice Awards

 

3-6

 

Soldiers & Sailors Hall

 

5/9/2017 or 5/10/2017

 

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit and the Allegheny County Library Association partner to present the Children’s Choice Awards. Similar to a Mock Newbery program, school and public librarians will work together to help students (in grades 3-6) choose the best book of the year.  Students will have until March to read 3 of 8 nominated books and then vote for their favorite. In May the winning books will be announced at an event.  Fee - $5 per student for the event

 

To register for an event, please contact the Academic Events office at 412-394-4193 or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/o/allegheny-intermediate-unit-academic-events-10838704527

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