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Contact Information

Christopher Schmitz and ECE 101 student.
Instructor Christopher Schmitz works with ECE 101 student during lab.

I-STEM Education Initiative

704 South Sixth Street
Champaign IL 61820
MC 308
Ph: 217-333-9625
Fax: 217-244-3949
Website: www.istem.illinois.edu
Email: i-stem@illinois.edu
Email: I-STEM Webmaster

I-STEM-NEWS Listserv

I-STEM's listserv provides subscribers with information about upcoming STEM education opportunities: deadline dates and funding information from funders, seminars, and other STEM-education-related events. To subscribe to I-STEM-NEWS, send an email to: listserv@listserv.illinois.edu, including only the following text in the body of the email: subscribe I-STEM-NEWS.

Our Location

The I-STEM Education Initiative is located in the heart of Campustown. Eateries, bookstores, and other retail establishments surround us.


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CU MTD bus
Champaign-Urbana MTD bus on campus.

Public Transportation

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (C-U MTD) buses serve the local community and the University campus. Long distance transportation to the Champaign-Urbana area is provided by Amtrak trains, Willard Airport and other regional airports, and several bus companies.

Parking Options

Bicycle Parking

cyclistCity bicycle racks are scattered along Sixth Street close to I-STEM. University bicycle racks have been strategically placed throughout campus. Biking is a convenient, fast, and inexpensive way to get around the large campus.

Motorcycle Parking

The university requires permits for all motorcycles and mopeds, which must park in designated "Motorcycle Parking Permitted" areas. The closest area is on Sixth Street between John and Daniel Streets. Motorcycle parking areas are designated by stars on the campus map. Visit Campus Parking or call 333-3530 for further information.

Automobile Parking

City of Champaign Parking

City of Champaign metered spaces along Sixth, Healey, and John Streets

City 2-hour metered spaces run along Sixth Street, both north and south of I-STEM. Additional metered spaces are available south of I-STEM along John Street (one-way, going east, only accessed from S. Wright St.) and north of I-STEM on Healey Street (one-way, going east). The meters are enforced from 7:00 am-9:00 pm, Mon-Sat. The rate is 75 cents per hour.

City of Champaign Parking Lot J (Sixth and Green)

City Parking Lot J is located north of the I-STEM Education Initiative, west of Sixth Street between Green and Healey, with a Green Street entrance and a Healey Street entrance and left-turn-only exit. Public parking is permitted in 86 all-day parking meters. Two pay stations (SE corner near Sixth and Green. and East, midway between Green and Healey) collect fees. The rate is 75 cents per hour for the first two hours and $1.50 per hour thereafter. Parking at City of Champaign meters is free only on Sunday.

City of Champaign’s University District Parking Information

University of Illinois Metered Parking

Parking Lot C3 (Sixth Street and John Street)

University parking lot C3 is located south of I-STEM, with an entrance off of Sixth Street and an entrance and exit off of John Street. It contains a number of metered spaces, enforced Mon–Fri from 6AM–5PM. The rate is 75 cents per hour.

Parking Garage C7 (Sixth and John Streets)

The University's parking structure C7 is across the street and south of I-STEM, on the corner of Sixth and John Streets, where there is additional metered parking on the top level. The parking garage C7 has a number of 6-hour parking meters.

More University Parking Information

University parking in metered or reserved spaces is free on Saturday and Sunday (unless the signs indicate otherwise; note that short-term red parking meters are never free).

Parking Reserved by I-STEM

When organized I-STEM events provide parking for invited participants, I-STEM staff will communicate details directly to participants.