Our Vision: The Charm City STEM League (CCSL) is a JHU program of undergraduate students that envisions a future where every student has the opportunity to explore their passions in STEM, develop skills and confidence to excel in STEM careers, and form beneficial relationships with mentors in their community.
Our Mission: CCSL empowers Baltimore City students to pursue STEM education beyond classroom lessons by engaging students in active learning and scientific inquiry through Science Olympiad, a national STEM competition. We use a unique combination of small group mentoring, engaging community events, and resource services to facilitate student success in STEM. We aim to inspire and instill confidence in young students to explore their passions in science and support their overall academic growth.
About Science Olympiad
Science Olympiad (SO) is a national non-profit organization with similar goals and values in line with CCSL's mission. Science Olympiad has been dedicated to improving STEM education, increasing student interest in science and creating a technologically literate workforce, in order to reach these goals. At Science Olympiad tournaments, which are held at regional, state, and national levels, middle and high school students compete in teams of up to 15 students in a variety of STEM-related events like astronomy, forensics, and engineering design challenges.