Category: STEM Education

Getting the Most out of High School STEM Partnerships

Getting the Most out of High School STEM Partnerships

by Allie Barwise, Managing Director, ISTI On May 11th, the Illinois Science & Technology Institute, in partnership with Northern Illinois University’s Education System Center, hosted an Employer Summit to discuss building effective learning partnerships. This employer-focused convening provided an opportunity for companies to learn about and discuss among their peers different models around impactful education programming […]

Corporate mentorship promotes STEM education in Illinois

Corporate mentorship promotes STEM education in Illinois

By Daaron Dohler, Operations Lead, R&D Strategic and Professional Affairs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals   Teaching in the high school classroom is rapidly evolving as teachers embrace new technology and students gain access to information from around the globe. The Illinois Science & Technology Institute is helping teachers and students go even further by providing an opportunity to tackle […]

E-Mentoring: A New Model for STEM Education

E-Mentoring: A New Model for STEM Education

By Allie Barwise, Managing Director and Emily Cooper, Director of Programs, Illinois Science and Technology Institute   By 2018, it is expected that Illinois will demand 319,820 STEM jobs, and 93 percent of those jobs will require some sort of post-secondary education and training. In 2014, Illinois universities produced approximately 35,000 graduates with STEM degrees […]