The North Carolina Science Olympiad is a K-12 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program that elevates academic learning and competition to a level of enthusiasm and support normally reserved for athletics. Student participants are challenged, supported, guided and prepared for a lifetime of scientific inquiry.
As the largest Science Olympiad in the country, we provide a unique opportunity for hands-on STEM learning experiences in rural and underserved communities. Unfortunately, many of these communities lack the funding and resources to start a Science Olympiad team. With your support, we could provide the necessary tools to level the playing field. Your donation will go toward purchasing team kits that will help teams prepare for competition. Equipment can be expensive, so we will compile the necessary items to launch a rocket, conduct forensic testing and more. Teams will use these kits to practice for and compete in upcoming competitions. Increased financial support from people like you helps us fulfill our mission of building the diverse STEM workforce of the future.
Why support a Science Olympiad team? So you can help us do the following:
- Create opportunities for students to develop teamwork and problem-solving skills through hands-on STEM events.
- Provide volunteers and mentors with a platform to share their expertise with students.
- Recognize outstanding academic achievement by students and teachers.
- Encourage under-represented students to pursue their passion for STEM.
- Build a strong STEM workforce for the future.
No gift is too small! With your help — or the help of people you know who are looking for a worthy cause to support — we can continue to help underserved students pursue their passion for the STEM disciplines.
Science Olympiad testimonials:
I am a better person, student and leader because of Science Olympiad — Conen Morgan
I credit my major, many of my undergrad involvements and my postgraduation plans to Science Olympiad. — Rosaylnn Phan
I attribute North Carolina Science Olympiad with lighting a fire in me to pursue a degree and career in structural engineering. — Greg Adams
$5,000 for 20 team kits
Funds will be placed in the North Carolina Science Olympiad Fund. If the project does not meet its fundraising goal, exceeds the project need, or the project cannot be completed, the funds will be used for the overall enhancement of the North Carolina Science Olympiad Program.
Gifts are received by the NC State University Foundation, Inc. and may be distributed to an affiliated foundation that manages the fund supported by the donor.