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Impact the next generation of innovators

We’re celebrating 10 years of ISTC Education programs making an impact in the lives of our students, educators, and corporate partners alike!

The push to evolve ideas, take feedback, and make an impact reflects our own organization’s commitment to building a stronger more inclusive STEM talent pipeline through quality programming and educational access.

It is with this exceptional support of our community and supporters like you that ISTC Education has been able to innovate, ideate, and create something new each and every year.

Give today and help us continue to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real world experience , provide access to STEM experiences to historically excluded populations of students/teachers and build student capacity to see themselves in the solutions of our future!



Increased Student STEM Confidence


Teachers Reported STEM Skill Improvement


The reality of the current STEM workforce reflects a dire need to diversify representation in future innovators. ISTC Education 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.


ISTC Education 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.


Stay up to date with the Institute by following ISTC Education on social media to get updates on our programs, events, and educational initiatives. Follow @ISTCEducation on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 




ISTC Education helps support project-based STEM learning throughout the state of Illinois. Thanks to generous donations from individuals and companies, ISTC can bring mentorship and authentic STEM experiences to the next generation of innovators.

2022-2023 ISTC Education partners

2022-2023 Donors