IT-Olympics

Making IT Fun!

The capstone event for students who participate in IT-Adventures is a one-day competition, called IT-Olympics. IT-Olympics is held on the Iowa State University campus and showcases students’ IT talents and knowledge in competitions and presentations.

Teams from across Iowa compete in three venues: Cyber Defense, Robotics, and Smart-IT. These areas of focus correspond with the educational materials and challenges that students have worked on throughout the academic year.

IT-Olympics is also a celebration of IT, and is open to the public.

Registration for the 2021 IT-Olympics is NOW OPEN

Registration for the 2021 IT-Olympics is open NOW. IT-Olympics will operate a bit differently this year to keep our communities safe. Here’s how:

  • Cyber Defense will operate at a usual competition, just virtual. Please continue to register through this form. After, please email hs-iserink@iastate.edu to get set up for the competition. Please do this as soon as possible. Setting up and preparing your team will take up to a month prior to the competition on April 24th, 2021.
  • Robotics will release a web-based, scavenger hunt activity. This activity will be available by Wednesday, April 21, 2021 and will close Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The activity will be comprised of 3 smaller challenges for each student or team (any group of up to 5 students). A timer will start at the beginning of the challenge, and it will end when it is submitted. There will be an option to pass/skip a challenge.
  • Smart-IT will release a web-based, scavenger hunt activity. This activity will be available by Wednesday, April 21, 2021 and will close Wednesday, April 28, 2021. The activity will be comprised of 3 smaller challenges for each student or team (any group of up to 5 students). A timer will start at the beginning of the challenge, and it will end when it is submitted. There will be an option to pass/skip a challenge.

You can register your school here: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LTkz5yyW0wycuy. Additionally, keep an eye on your inbox for more IT-Olympics announcements.

If the number of teams that you will bring changes, or if you would like to change what venue(s) you will participate in, please email ita@iastate.edu as soon as possible.