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Impact the next generation of innovators

GIVING TO ISTI

Building student capacity to take on the challenges of our future requires more than simple STEM programming. It requires ongoing partnership between current leaders in innovation and students in classrooms across the state. 74% of the students we serve reported that partnering with ISTI provided them access to STEM professionals for the very first time. Increasing access for all students to find an identity within STEM has the power to reshape the landscape of Illinois talent and innovation.

 

Help us connect corporate resources with classrooms across the state to build a skilled, diverse talent pipeline. Your donation provides increased access for students to build the STEM skills needed to make Illinois students transformative leaders. 

 


 

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Teacher Reported STEM Skill Improvement

EVERY DOLLAR COUNTS!

The reality of the current STEM workforce reflects a dire need to diversify representation in future innovators. ISTI works with schools across Illinois to increase access for underrepresented groups in STEM. Ample funding enables schools to participate regardless of economic barriers and promotes the participation of diverse socioeconomic, racial, and ability backgrounds.


OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

BECOME A MENTOR!

ISTI is always recruiting individuals to mentor high school students on independent research projects on the Mentor Matching Engine. Mentoring on MME is entirely virtual, which eliminates the transactional costs of traditional mentoring, creating a low and easy commitment for a meaningful impact. MME is a great way for professionals, undergraduates, and grad students to volunteer and give back to younger students – anytime, anywhere. 

Sign up to learn more about mentoring on the Mentor Matching Engine.

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