R&D STEM Learning Exchange

Key Initiatives

The R&D STEM Learning Exchange promotes inquiry-based learning experiences that build critical thinking skills and address problems faced by local Illinois industry, institutions and communities.

  • STEM Challenges are customized, interdisciplinary projects that offer high school students the opportunity to investigate problems relevant to Illinois industry while being supported by STEM professionals.

  • Mentor Matching Engine is an online platform that connects high school students and their teachers to STEM professionals who provide mentor support through student-led research.

  • R&D Resource Repository provides connections to 100+ high-quality STEM resources created for teachers, students and parents, contributed by 50+ Illinois companies and research institutions invested in STEM education.

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