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Science Olympiad Urban Schools Initiative

Science Olympiad's standards-aligned events allow students to explore college and career options

Chicago Public Schools and Science Olympiad are proud to enter the 9th year of the Urban Schools Initiative (USI) program for 2015-2016, with more than 35 middle and high schools represented. "After participating in Science Olympiad and winning two medals at the Regional Tournament, I decided I wanted to major in science," said a member of the Steinmetz High School Science Olympiad team. She went on to major in biology at Northeastern Illinois University! For the 2016-2017 year, we will be expanding the Urban Schools Initiative to Grades 3-6 in Chicago Public Schools.

See our Urban Schools Initiative page for more info about how you can reach out to local businesses to find Urban Schools Initiative grant funds in your area. States such as Hawaii, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, South Carolina, Texas and Indiana have used the USI model to successfully expand their membership into new regions. Check our Workshops page for sessions at NSTA (Urban Schools Initiative Kick Starter, 8am to 9am, Thursday, March 31, 2016, Omni Nashville Music Row 3).