Academic Events

Competition in academics encourages peer interactions and inter-district sharing. The following events will be hosted during the 2017-2018 school year.  

EVENT

GRADES

  SITE

DATES

DESCRIPTION

Eco Challenge

6-12

Phipps Conservatory

9/13/17 (MS)

9/14/17 (MS/HS)

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 - $5 per student

CalcuSolve

5-6

Duquesne University

11/8/2017

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.   Students compete individually and as part of a group.  Fee - none  

CalcuSolve

7-8

Duquesne University

11/9/2017

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.   Students compete individually and as part of a group.  Fee - none

CalcuSolve

9-10

Duquesne University

10/12/2017

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.   Students compete individually and as part of a group.  Fee - none

CalcuSolve

11-12

Duquesne University

10/13/2017

CalcuSolve is a competition that tests students' problem-solving skills related to mathematics.   Students compete individually and as part of a group.  Fee - none

History Bowl

4-8

Heinz History Center

10/24/2017 10/25/2017 10/26/2017

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.  Fee - $5 per student

Wild Investigations  

3-5

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium

2/6/2018
2/7/2018
2/8/2018

 

Students in grades 3-5 are invited to a day of Wild Investigations with the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.  There will be challenging science problems, scavenger hunts and visits from live animals.  Fee - $10 per student

STEM Design Challenge

4-8

Duquesne University

March 2018

Teams of students (up to four) will be given a challenge in the fall 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.  Fee - none

Pennsylvania Middle School and High School Computer Fairs

6-12

Heinz History Center

3/14/2018

The MS and HS Pennsylvania Computer Fairs are an annual event that highlights Pennsylvania 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 computer fair websites.  Fee - none

Children's Choice Awards

3-6

Soldiers & Sailors

5/1/2018
5/2/2018

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

24 Math Challenge

4-8

Allegheny Intermediate Unit

5/8/2018

The 24 Challenge® is a tournament-style competition organized around the 24® Game.  Fee - None

For more information contact:

Amy Davis
412-394-4193
amy.davis@aiu3.net

To register for an event visit http://www.eventbrite.com/o/allegheny-intermediate-unit-academic-events-10838704527 

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