- Having high expectations for thoughtful work;
- Teaching explicitly and intentionally;
- Supporting students as whole beings, not just “students of science programs;
- How do we ready you to get the most out of each opportunity?
- Where are opportunities for you to lead, run, and direct what is happening in the programs?
- What messages am I sending that might not be intentional?
- Are these the messages I actually want to send?
- What is it I believe is worth knowing and experiencing?
- How can facilitators create a learning environment in which these things are most likely to happen?”
- Work is authentic and meaningful
- Career exploration
- Real STEM related activities
- STEM knowledge and skill development
A junior at the Illinois Institute of Technology pursuing a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, chose this field because he loves STEM and loves building things, from Legos to puzzle pieces, to model roller coasters. Wants to specialize in transportation, the design of highway systems, railroads, airports etc.
A Chicago native who earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign. Her favorite part of being a STEM Facilitator is listening to her girls formulate and articulate their thoughts, observations, and conclusions about the topic or project at hand.
SCIENCE GIANTS BROTHERS4SCIENCE
A 2008 graduate of the University of Guam with a B.A. in Biology. For the last two years, he has worked as a substitute teacher while running his part-time pedal-powered espresso business. Anthony recently moved to the Chicago area and is looking forward to introducing students to hydroponics .
ENVIRONMENTAL ADVENTURERS, SCIENCE DIGEST, STEM LEARNING CENTER
Earned his bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences at The University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently pursuing a Masters or Phd program in with an interest in bats. Has spent his college career completing research projects at The Field Museum in Chicago, La Selva Research Station in Costa Rica, and the Texas Tech Campus in Junction, Texas.
FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS, SISTERS4SCIENCE
Attended Western Illinois University and studied Law Enforcement and Forensic Chemistry
Earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I am passionate about sharing my knowledge and experience to help Chicago youth engage in STEM related activities and develop a love for STEM education.
A Grambling State University graduate in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She is currently obtaining her Masters of Arts in Teaching Biological Science 5th-12th grade.
Graduate of North Park University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology, and pursuing medical school to earn a Master’s Degree in Public Health. For the past 2 years, has been gaining clinical experience as a Scribe in an ER at a pain clinic.