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Science Outreach Programs
Discover science at Indiana University Bloomington

Science education is vital to our way of life, our health, and our economy. The College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington offers science education and outreach activities for K-12 students and teachers. The Science Outreach Office coordinates activities in the following areas:

Science Olympiad: This nationally recognized academic competition champions teamwork and ignites student excitement for learning science. Indiana middle and high schools can field teams to compete in individual and team events requiring knowledge of science concepts, processes, and applications. Regional winners advance to the state tournament held each spring on the IU Bloomington campus.

Indiana Junior Academy of Science: High school students and their teachers are invited to participate in this annual one-day meeting and competition sponsored by the Indiana Academy of Sciences. Students have a chance to present papers on their research and to participate in competitions related to science.

Science Speakers Bureau: Teachers can arrange for faculty members and research scientists to speak to their classes about topics from “Star and Planet Formation” to “Global Warming and Climate Change."

School Field Trips: Teachers can arrange for their classes to visit IU.  For more information, contact Tina Gilliland via email at mgillila at  

News/Resources for Teachers: Check out these dynamic resources and links related to science education to enhance your classroom teaching.

For more information, contact:

Tina Gilliland, Program Coordinator
Science Outreach Office
Phone:  (812) 855-5397
E-mail: mgillila at