Individually these committed organizations are advancing STEM fields of study through creative programs and resources. Collectively, through the R&D STEM Learning Exchange, these organizations are offering a comprehensive suite of learning tools with value added across the spectrum of education and the workforce.
Archer Daniels Midland Company is one of the largest agricultural processors in the world. Serving as a vital link between farmers and consumers, we take crops and process them to make food ingredients, animal feed ingredients, renewable fuels and naturally derived alternatives to industrial chemicals. Founded in 1902 and incorporated in 1923, ADM is headquartered in Decatur, Illinois, and operates processing and manufacturing facilities across the United States and worldwide. Through our extensive global distribution facilities and capabilities, ADM makes a significant contribution to the world’s economy and quality of life.
A leader in healthcare for more than 75 years, Baxter assists healthcare professionals and their patients with treatment of complex medical conditions. Information on our business, leadership and history are available here.
We are a biopharmaceutical company that is developing and commercializing innovative medicines to target unmet therapeutic needs in arthritis, pain and inflammatory diseases. Our strategy is to commercialize our products in the US, to explore co-promotion opportunities for DUEXIS - a novel tablet formulation containing a fixed-dose combination of ibuprofen and famotidine in a single pill - in the US, and to enter into licensing or additional distribution agreements for commercialization of our products outside the US.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services, and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Corporation is a multinational computer technology corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of software products for computing devices. Headquartered in Redmond, Washington, USA, as of the third quarter of 2009, Microsoft was ranked as the third largest company in the world.
Motorola exists to invent, build and deliver the best mobile devices on the planet, improving the lives of millions of people. Motorola created the mobile communications industry. We invented most of the protocols and technologies that make mobile communications possible, including the first mobile phone, the first base station, and most everything in between.
On any given day, every moment matters to someone, somewhere. And every moment, Motorola Solutions’ innovations, products, and services play essential roles in people’s lives. We do this by connecting them to seamless communication networks, applications and services, by providing them with real-time information, and by arming them with intuitive, nearly indestructible handheld devices. We help people be their best in the moments that matter. This is our purpose.
Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Our mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiency. The security solutions we provide help secure freedoms for our nation as well as those of our allies. Squarely meeting our obligations, fiscally and technologically, isn’t just a business goal, but a moral imperative. To that end, as we evolve as a company, the responsibility we feel for our country and the citizens and troops we help support grows with us.
State Farm is a group of insurance and financial services companies in the United States. The company also has operations in Canada. The group's main business is State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, a mutual insurance firm that also owns the other State Farm companies. The corporate headquarters are in Bloomington, Illinois. State Farm is ranked 44th in the 2013 Fortune 500, which lists American companies by revenue
Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. (TPUSA) is committed to strive toward better health for patients through leading innovation in medicine. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan’s largest pharmaceutical company and one with a 230-year heritage. Takeda’s U.S. clinical development activities are conducted via Takeda Development Center Americas, Inc.. Our mission is simple and compelling: we are committed to strive toward better health for patients worldwide through leading innovation in medicine. Our commitment to patients, employees, partners, and the larger community gives us the purpose to build on the tremendous success we enjoy as an emerging global leader in the pharmaceutical industry.
Founded in 1890, IIT is a Ph.D.-granting university with more than 7,500 students in engineering, sciences, architecture, psychology, design, humanities, business and law. IIT’s interprofessional, technology-focused curriculum is designed to advance knowledge through research and scholarship, to cultivate invention improving the human condition, and to prepare students from throughout the world for a life of professional achievement, service to society, and individual fulfillment. Visit www.iit.edu
Illinois State University is Illinois’ first public university, founded in 1857. At Illinois State, we devote our resources and energies to creating a supportive and productive campus community for all – students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, contributors, and visitors. Illinois State University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of The North Central Association.
Loyola University Chicago, a private university founded in 1870 as St. Ignatius College, is one of the nation’s largest Jesuit, Catholic Universities and the only one located in Chicago. Shaped by our city and Jesuit traditions, Loyola University Chicago offers students an unmatched educational experience. We come from all faiths and backgrounds, with a common purpose of building a better society. Loyola is among a select group of universities recognized for community service and engagement by prestigious national organizations like the Carnegie Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory advances the understanding of the fundamental nature of matter and energy by providing leadership and resources for qualified researchers to conduct basic research at the frontiers of high energy physics and related disciplines.
Northern Illinois University is among the nation’s premier regional public universities. Located in one of the most dynamic regions of the country, NIU is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a diverse and international student body of more than 25,000.
Research thrives at Northwestern University. At Northwestern, and often with partners at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and local universities, interdisciplinary teams work to solve society’s problems and facilitate clinical and commercial use of their innovations. The interdisciplinary culture already exists throughout Northwestern University. More than 90 school-based centers and 20 University centers support interdisciplinary research on Northwestern's two lakeshore campuses.
From its humble beginnings as the state’s second teachers college – founded in 1869 with a dozen academic departments and an inaugural class of 143 – Southern Illinois University Carbondale now ranks among Illinois’ most comprehensive public universities.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a place of excellence, innovation, and tradition. More than 2,000 faculty members lead 41,000 students in a process of discovery and learning in 16 colleges and schools and more than 80 research centers and labs. Faculty and students pursue projects with other top scholars from around the world and across disciplines. Campus resources include the world’s largest public university library, outstanding centers for the arts, and many world-class research facilities.
The University of Chicago brings together the brightest minds to tackle the most challenging problems facing humanity. One of the world’s greatest intellectual communities and centers of learning, UChicago has achieved this distinction through faculty scholarship, the training of graduate students, and an undergraduate education that emphasizes critical thinking and broad interdisciplinary exposure to a full range of intellectual discovery. UChicago manages, supports, and engages with two major federal research centers where cutting-edge science is always underway: Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.
The Illinois State Board of Education will provide leadership, assistance, resources and advocacy so that every student is prepared to succeed in careers and postsecondary education, and share accountability for doing so with districts and schools.
The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) is a member-driven non-profit organization that cultivates technology-based economic development throughout Illinois. Authorized by state statute in 1989 as Illinois’ technology adviser, we serve as a convener, catalyst, and champion for Illinois’ research, science, and technology communities. By providing our members and partners with a shared voice, the ISTC delivers measurable economic impact and positions Illinois as a national innovation leader.
The John G. Shedd Aquarium, a nonprofit institution dedicated to public education and conservation, is among the world’s largest indoor aquariums. The facility houses more than 32,600 aquatic animals representing some 1,500 species of fishes, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, birds and mammals from waters around the world. Since its opening in 1930, the aquarium’s mission has been to enhance public understanding and appreciation of the aquatic world. Today, this educational goal has gained urgency as more species acquire endangered status. Shedd Aquarium is committed to a number of projects designed to preserve threatened or endangered aquatic species.
The Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), the largest science museum in the Western Hemisphere, is home to more than 35,000 artifacts and more than 400,000 square feet of hands-on experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity. Since opening our doors in 1933, we have welcomed more than 180 million guests from around the world. Our mission, to inspire the inventive genius in everyone by presenting captivating and compelling experiences that are real and educational, is realized through world-class exhibits. Even bigger than our mission is our vision, which is to inspire and motivate our children to achieve their full potential in the fields of science, technology, medicine and engineering. In addition to our fun and interactive exhibits, the Museum’s Center for the Advancement of Science Education (CASE) is continually developing and facilitating science teacher education courses, youth development programs, student Learning Labs, after-school science clubs and engaging guest experiences—all ways in which MSI makes science come alive for children and adults of all ages.
NSERVE is a Career and Technical Education consortium of nine high schools in the northern suburbs of Chicago, representing approximately 24,000 secondary students.
Bloomington High School serves the public high school population in School District #87, located within the city of Bloomington. The Bloomington-Normal area has approximately 100,000 residents. This central Illinois community continues to experience tremendous growth. The major employers including State Farm Insurance, Illinois State University, and Mitsubishi Motor Company provide a stable, yet diverse economy for the residents. Quality higher educational opportunities are provided by Illinois State University, Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, and Lincoln College at Normal.
CICS Longwood will provide students with the necessary tools and skills needed to develop superior levels of achievement. We strive for academic, social and physical excellence by providing a quality and challenging curriculum. We promote positive moral and social values, foster an atmosphere of self-discipline in a safe learning environment, and maximize individual productivity to meet the needs of a changing global society. CICS Longwood students will be able to maximize their potential for successfully actualizing their goals with confidence and intrinsic motivation, thereby enabling each student to become a lifelong learner and strong functional contributor to their local community as well as their global community.
The history of Chicago Vocational Career Academy was born out of expansion and need, it's growth fueled by the prowess of a world war. Today, CVCA has managed to redefine itself in a computerized world that didn't exist in 1938. From the first day it was opened in 1940, Chicago Vocational was always a big thing. CVCA Early College STEM School: Early College STEM Schools (ECSS) connects high school, college, and the world of work through dynamic partnerships and pioneers a new vision for college and career readiness. With a unique Early College model, students will follow CPS high school graduation requirements but will also have the opportunity to graduate high school with industry certifications, significant college credit, and possibly an Associate's Degree. CPS, the City Colleges and our corporate sponsors will work together to ensure that students have an opportunity to pursue a career in technology and gaining skills for the 21st century workforce enabling them to realize their full potential.
George Henry Corliss High School (commonly known as Corliss High School) is a public 4–year high school located in the Pullman neighborhood on the far south side of Chicago, Illinois. Corliss is operated by the Chicago Public Schools district. The school is named in the honor of American engineer George Henry Corliss. Corliss opened in September 1974. The school's sports teams are nicknamed the Trojans.
Downers Grove North High School and Downers Grove South High School are two of the highest quality high schools in the state of Illinois, and each one has notable and numerous accomplishments.
Dwight Eisenhower High School is a public high school located in Decatur, Illinois. The school serves about 1200 students in grades 9 to 12 in Decatur Public Schools District 61.
Elk Grove High School is recognized as a U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon High School and has been identified as one of America’s Best High Schools by Newsweek, the Washington Post, and U.S. News and World Report. In addition, EG was the first school in Illinois to be recognized with the RAMP (Recognized Model Program) distinction by the American School Counselor Association. Our students receive a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum as well as an amazing variety of athletic, artistic, social, and leadership opportunities. Our academic program and co-curricular offerings are as unique as each child who walks our halls.
Embracing its diversity, ETHS dedicates itself to educating all students to their fullest potential. Evanston Township High School is one of the nation’s premier high schools, a school ranking in the top 2% of the nation and offering the finest educational experiences. We are committed to equity and excellence at ETHS and to providing the best education for every student. This commitment requires not only respect for the differences in students and staff from widely diverse social, economic, cultural, linguistic, intellectual, racial, educational, and religious backgrounds but also a sustained effort to use that diversity to fulfill its commitment.
Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy is a selective enrollment public high school located in the Historic Pullman District. We offer a rigorous academic program consisting of Honors, Advanced Placement, and Dual Credit course offerings. We also develop students beyond the classroom through seminars, clubs, athletics, community service, and international travel. These experiences combined create a holistic experience in which our students learn to thrive.
Highland Park High School (HPHS) is a public four-year high school located in Highland Park, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois. It is part of Township High School District 113, which also includes Deerfield High School.
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships.
IHSCA’s mission is to prepare students for success in competitive colleges and universities while simultaneously providing job readiness certifications in entry-level positions with higher wages at the healthcare sector. We envision our school as an intergenerational community education center with full integration and participation of faculty, students, staff, parents and partners in decisions that shape the school’s existence.
Speer Academy offers a STEM-focused education that will expose their "innovators", as their students are known, to a variety of math, science, technology and engineering careers through the school's partnership with Illinois Tool Works. Speer Academy will continue the Noble tradition of preparing students with the scholarship, discipline, and honor necessary to succeed in college. To prepare the future innovators, Speer Academy is providing a world-class STEM curriculum and internships to 100% of its students, becoming a place in the city of Chicago where students can be exposed to and explore in depth the diverse engineering fields and careers.
In 1873 the citizens of Lake View Township voted to establish a High School. Lake View High School was constructed and opened its doors May 4th, 1874. The mission of Lake View High School is to develop students to be college and career ready in the 21st century through high quality teaching and pedagogical innovation.
Robert Lindblom Math and Science Academy is one of nine selective enrollment high schools in the Chicago Public Schools system, District 299. Lindblom is located in West Englewood on Chicago’s South Side and draws the best students from all areas of the city. Our student body is approximately 97% minority and approximately 80% low-income.
MacArthur High School serves approximately 1200 students in grades 9 through 12 and is located in Decatur, Illinois. We at MacArthur High School have high expectations for our students and provide a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for post-secondary success. We seek to meet the needs of all students by offering support services, interventions, and special programs.
Muchin College Prep is composed of 880 students who commute to our downtown loop campus from over fifty zip-codes within Chicago.
Our Mission is to educate students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers and community contributors.
Naperville North High School is a public four-year comprehensive high school located in the northern-central part of Naperville, Illinois. Naperville North High School’s mission is to educate students to be self-directed learners, collaborative workers, complex thinkers, quality producers and community contributors.
Niles North High School, is a public four-year high school located in Skokie, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. It is part of Niles Township Community High School District 219, which also includes Niles West High School. The current enrollment at Niles North is 2,300 students.
Niles West High School, or NWHS, is a public four-year high school located in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago, in the United States. It is part of Niles Township Community High School District 219, which also includes Niles North High School, and Niles East High School.
Normal Community West High School is a public high school in Normal, Illinois. The mascot is the wildcat and school colors are black and silver. The school opened in 1995 and its current student body numbers roughly 1,600.
"A community of learners pursuing personal excellence every day"
North Chicago Community High School is a comprehensive high school serving the North Chicago and the Great Lakes Naval communities. NCCHS offers honors and AP Courses in the core classes; and the school has a partnership with the College of Lake County for our students to enroll in several technical programs at the college.
Oak Park and River Forest High School is located nine miles west of downtown Chicago and has a spirited student population of approximately 3200 students. We are proud of our academic achievements, our athletic accomplishments and our diverse school community. Founded in 1873, we are rich in history and tradition. "Those Things That Are Best" has been our school motto since 1908.
Palatine High School community is the proud recipients of several important and prestigious awards. These awards are not only the result of school wide, but community wide teamwork, and would not have been possible without the commitment – often times above and beyond the call of duty – of teachers, students, faculty, administrators, support staff, board members and parents.
Phoenix Military Academy seeks to develop young people to become better citizens and leaders with extraordinary character and a clear vision for success in post-secondary education at major universities, colleges, and top service academies.
Prospect serves the villages of Mt. Prospect and Arlington Heights, and the students, staff, and parents in their community have made PHS an exceptional organization. Prospect ranks eighth in the state of Illinois among open-enrollment high schools and is a recurrent recipient of the Illinois State Board of Education’s Academic Excellence Award. Prospect has been recognized by both Newsweek and U.S. News and World Report as one of America’s best schools, and it was designated a "Blue Ribbon School" by the U.S. Department of Education.
Saint Viator High School is a Catholic, college-preparatory community called to provide religious formation and an academic program of excellence to the young men and women of the northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Nicholas Senn High School is a diverse learning community that develops motivated, creative, and critical thinkers who are actively responsible globally minded citizens.
Solorio Academy High School seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through developmentally appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Solorio is committed to providing academic and social excellence in a positive and supportive culture to produce productive citizens prepared for a global society.
Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center is home to over 1,700 students in grades 9 through 12. These students come from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods--each contributing to the best magnet high school in the city.
Washington Community High School commits itself to long-term strategy planning for the advancement of the community learning environment. It is the technology vision to increase students’ practical application skills, creativity, and work ethics by enabling all students to become life-long learners and exposing them to various types of technology that will prepare them for their academic and/or career pursuits. It is further envisioned that the school, community groups, businesses, and agencies will develop necessary partnerships to make available technologies that will result in the school becoming the community learning site.
Wheeling High School is a public, four-year comprehensive high school with a STEM focus (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) that opened in 1964 and graduated its first class in 1966. Wheeling is one of the six schools in Township High School District 214, including Buffalo Grove, John Hersey (Arlington Heights), Prospect, and Rolling Meadows High Schools. Wheeling is a culturally diverse high school, as is District 214. The community is predominately middle income residential, with light industry providing a major portion of the tax base for the entire district. The Village of Wheeling is 28 miles Northwest of downtown Chicago, and has approximately 40,000 residents. The school serves Wheeling and sections of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Mount Prospect, Northbrook, and Prospect Heights.
Williamsfield High School, is a public four-year high school in Williamsfield, Illinois, a village of Knox County, Illinois. WHS is part of Williamsfield Community Unit School District 210, which also includes Williamsfield Middle School, and Williamsfield Elementary School. The campus is located in Williamsfield, Illinois, 20 miles east of Galesburg, Illinois, and serves a mixed village and rural residential community.