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Learning happens one experiment after another.

That is why this #GivingTuesday—a global day dedicated to giving back—we ask you to advance science and learning by becoming a supporter of the Central Texas Science Team.


Life is a lab space for meeting, playing, and trying new things. It is where we test our limits, build relationships, and innovate what’s next. It is how we challenge one another and reach for our highest aspirations.

Central Texas Science Team, a Science Olympiad team, increases student interest in scientific inquiry while strengthening teamwork and problem-solving skills. It captures the kind of interest, enthusiasm, and commitment for science typical of athletic programs, yet with a lab as our field. Teams consist of 15 students and compete throughout the year in invitational competitions, a qualifying regional competition, and the state competition at Texas A&M University.

Texas is one of the most competitive places for teams to compete in the nation, with more than 200 schools participating at the middle and high school level.  Unlike large schools with hundreds of students and extensive corporate backing, we build scientists and winning teams out of whoever joins our small group. In the last four years, we have qualified for the state competition every year and ended last year in the top fifth of all teams in our state.

Here is a glimpse of what you can help us achieve in 2019:

  • Invent, test, and share new strategies to address pressing environmental, engineering, and technical challenges through science. Events this year include Water Quality, Genetics, Geology, Structural Engineering, Forensic Science, and Protein Modeling;
  • Expand our ability to compete against well-funded teams, particularly in invitationals that require us to proctor new events and invest in new equipment;
  • Seek out new resources, like courses, toolkits, and webinars, to support the work of coaching and mentoring at the highest level.

Join us in our efforts to ensure that every student has the opportunity and the ability to shape their future and improve the world in which we live. Make a contribution today.

If we stop encouraging our children to ask questions about the world around them, we begin to lose the spark that can brighten us all.  When we cultivate inquiry, experimentation through science, learning can become the cornerstone of community wellbeing, reflection can become renewal.



PS:  If you have already made a donation today please accept our apologies for this email crossing in cyberspace.

Central Texas Science team is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering science for homeschool students in Travis and Hays counties. We participate in Science Olympiad during the school year and sponsor Costa Rica Research Expeditions during the summer.