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  • Our vision for Illinois as a land-grant institution is to foster accessible, effective STEM teaching and learning—from preschool through graduate education—
    at local, state, and national levels, thereby preparing a highly able citizenry and diverse STEM workforce to tackle pressing global challenges.

STEM Ed News

Uni High Engineering Class Makes Wind Maze for Orpheum Museum
Front to back: Some leaders of the current SAE Formula team: team captain and president, Mike Bastanipour; Suspension Team leader & main driver, Keith Harris; Alex Allmandinger, Aerodynamics Team leader.
Formula SAE: Shaping Engineers Who Think Outside the Box
NanoSTRuCT co-founder Alex Cerjanic interacts with a BTW student during an activity.
NanoSTRuCT Introduces BTW 3rd Graders to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Dr. Howard third graders, Benjamin Sohn (right)
MechSE's Benjamin Sohn Gives Local Kids a Taste of Engineering
SungWoo Nam
SungWoo Nam Creates Virtual Lab, Promotes Undergraduate Research

This 8-week summer research experience for high school students from Chicago and Champaign-Urbana will provide hands-on, full-time immersion into cancer research under the supervision of an established researcher. More detailed info and an application are available at the researcHStart website.

Dates: 6/22/15–8/14/15.

Application deadline: 3/15/15.