STEM Challenges

The Benefits of Partnership

R&D STEM Challenges enable students to:

  • Collaborate in interdisciplinary teams and with mentors

  • Create links between industry application and classroom learning

  • Investigate and solve relevant problems facing Illinois industry through meaningful research experiences

Companies benefit because STEM Challenges:

  • Spark interest in R&D careers and develops a talent pipeline of Illinois’ future innovators

  • Facilitate employee engagement in areas of expertise while supporting professional development and retention

  • Highlight company and industry innovation to students, teachers, and the community

Learn more about the STEM Challenges.