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Science Olympiad

Be a Champion for Science with Your Next Real Estate Transaction

Science Olympiad(SO) is dedicated to instilling an interest in science in the next generation and producing a technology-literate workforce. As a member of Investing In Communities®, SO can receive funding as a result of any real estate transaction – home sales, home purchases, or commercial leases. Already, $3,949 has been raised through Investing In Communities. As more supporters use this platform before engaging an agent, more students can benefit from the work of Science Olympiad.

Besides the intrinsic benefits of developing scientific skills and knowledge, there are some compelling stats and reasons to foster an interest in it, including: spurring faster job growth and higher wages and reversing our declining standing among other advanced countries.

Taking Science Fairs to the Next Level

Modeled on the modern Olympic Games, Science Olympiad (SO) is a team competition created to improve the quality of science education for middle and high school students. SO features a series of competitive events and standards-based challenges designed to expand students’ knowledge of the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), as well as many other sciences. Science Olympiad is recognized as one of the nation’s premier educational events, boasting nearly 8,000 teams competing across all 50 states. 

Each team is composed of up to 15 members, and the Olympiad’s 23 events cover nearly every area of scientific inquiry including:

  • Earth and Space Sciences;
  • Inquiry and Nature of Science;
  • Life and Social Sciences;
  • Physical Sciences; and
  • Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Olympiad events fall into two categories: study events and building events. The former often involve a written test. The latter, more hands-on, usually involve an entire year spent creating or building something. And then doing that again, from start to finish, during the competition.  

Students who participate in Science Olympiad benefit in numerous ways. In addition to advancing their subject-area knowledge, participants develop and hone their research and writing skills. Being an Olympiad student can also prove valuable when applying for college. Scholarships are available for some high-performing SO participants  and/or their teams. All of these benefits make Science Olympiad exciting, noteworthy, and a 501(c)3 nonprofit deserving of your support!

Buying, Selling, and Leasing Can Generate Funding for Science Olympiad

At no cost to themselves, anyone who cares about fostering appreciation and excitement for science, can turn virtually any brokered real estate transaction into funding for Science Olympiad. For example, the purchase or sale of a $300,000 home can result in about $1,300 of free funding, which can have a meaningful impact for SO participants. Support their mission by using IIC’s free platform to make arrangements with an agent you already have in mind. Or use IIC to find and choose among real estate agents that are appropriate for the specifics of your residential or commercial real estate needs. Ready to start?


Location: Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

Focus Area: Education

Budget: $1 million - $5 million

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As a tax exempt 501(c)3 organization, Science Olympiad is eligible to receive at least 70% of the referral fee when you use Investing In Communities (IIC) to sign up with ANY real estate broker to handle your residential or commercial property transaction. Referral fees are a common expense paid by brokers only to other brokers for much desired referrals. As a licensed broker with a charitable mission, IIC is able to accept referral fees and pass most of those funds to your charity of choice - at no cost to you.
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