Resource Subject Area: Engineering


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Exelon/Comed STEM Academy »


The CHANCE S.T.E.M. Academy is a partnership with Exelon-ComEd, and is an interactive project designed to introduce high school students to college-level engineering coursework.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: School Year


MARC NU-STAR Program »


A comprehensive educational program for students, comprising innovative curriculum developments that integrate quantitative sciences into the program of study of the STEM disciplines, diverse research experiences that include research training in RU/VH universities, structured mentoring and advising, and financial support

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Resource Types: Academic Program
Participating Institutions: Northeastern Illinois University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Dr. Emina A. Stojković

Eligibility Criteria: Students who are underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.
Program Duration: 2 Years
Stipend Amount: $10,000 / Year


Summer Research Opportunity Program (SROP)


A competitive research experience at Northwestern University for sophomores and juniors from colleges and universities across the United States exploring all fields of research at Northwestern. Students must have an interest in pursuing a doctoral degree (PhD) at Northwestern University.

Resource Types: Research Program
Participating Institutions: Northwestern University
Career Levels: Undergraduate
Subject Area: Chemical and Biological Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Technology

Contact Email: [email protected]

Eligibility Criteria: Students who are traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (e.g., certain racial and ethnic minorities, women in STEM, first-generation college students, etc.) are encouraged to apply to participate.
Program Duration: Summer, 8 weeks
Stipend Amount: $4000
Application Due Date: Monday, February 19, 2024


UIC CHANCE Summer Youth STEM camp »


The CHANCE for CHANGE Summer Youth S.T.E.M. Camp was designed to identify and recruit academically talented students interested in the STEM disciplines in order to prepare them for academic instruction and networking opportunities for possible entry into S.T.E.M. related careers.

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Resource Types: Education Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: High School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Kendall Parker

Eligibility Criteria: High School Student
Program Duration: 6 Weeks Summer Program


UIC UHP Early Outreach Program »


The Early Outreach Program is a pre-college pipeline that includes Saturday College, Summer Prep, and Young Scientist programs, among others, for talented Chicago-area 4th through 12th grade students.

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Resource Types: Development Opportunities, Training Program
Participating Institutions: University of Illinois at Chicago
Career Levels: Grammar School, High School, Middle School
Subject Area: Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology

Contact Name: Princess Currence

Eligibility Criteria: 4th - 12th Grade Student
Program Duration: 1 year