Academic Events

  • Competition in academics encourages peer interactions and inter-district sharing. The following events will be hosted during the 2018-2019 school year.  

    For more information contact:

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

    To register for an event visit this Eventbrite Link for 2018-2019 Academic Events

    EVENT

    GRADES

    SITE

    DATE(S)

    DESCRIPTION

    Eco Challenge

    6-12

    Phipps
    Conservatory

    September 26 (MS)
    September 27(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

    November 7

    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

    November 8

    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

    October 25

    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

    October 26

    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

    October 16, 17 and 18

    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

    Science Bowl

    4-8

    Carnegie
    Museum of
    Natural History

    January 28, 30, 31 and
    February 1

    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.   
    Each school may register 3 teams.  Fee - $10 per
    student 

    Wild
    Investigations

    3-6

    Pittsburgh Zoo
    and PPG
    Aquarium

    February 5, 6 and 7

    Students in grades 3-6 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 2019

    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 March
    (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

    March 2019

    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 and
    Sailors

    May 2019

    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

    Academic Events 2018-2019 Descriptions Table

Academic Events Calendar 2018-2019