The OlympiYeda Annual Science Competition aims to identify and reward excellence in science, and to inspire and nurture young people with a particular scientific interest. Open to eighth and ninth graders, the four-stage, yearlong OlympiYeda, in which thousands of Israeli youth take part, culminates in a two-week summer science camp in Haifa, where participants enjoy a full program of scientific activities: lectures by prominent scientists and visits to innovative research and technological and industrial facilities.
Each year, the OlympiYeda focuses on a different topic. Among subjects covered by past OlympiYedas: Scientific Breakthroughs of the 20th Century; the Science of Sports; Forensic Science; The Earth Over Time; and The Human Brain & Nervous System. The 2010 OlympiYeda will focus on Robotics.