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About The 6×3 Project

6 weeks, 3 organizations, one high-impact program. This program is designed to build student capacity with relevant and real world skills. We recognize that preparing students for the future workforce requires an interdisciplinary approach and the 6×3 Project combines three different disciplines and workforce skills through the collaboration of powerful organizations in the Illinois STEM community.

“I learned a lot in such little time, with this I know that I can do anything as long as I put my mind to it. I liked meeting new people and worked on my communication skills.”

– Student Participant




We received excellent feedback on our 2021 pilot year of the program with collaborators The Gray Matter Experience and Code Nation. Here is what our students had to say:

  • Overall, nearly all (85%+) participants reported that they gained skills and/or confidence in the set of skills that the program aimed to develop.
  • 100% of participants reported that they gained skills and/or confidence in collaboration, presentation, problem-solving, and implementing feedback.
  • Most (77%) participants reported that participating in the program increased their interest in pursuing a STEM field or STEM-related area in the future.
  • All participants would recommend the program to a friend or classmate.

“I loved how students had to practice their pitch throughout the project. I think that really helped improve communication and decision-making skills.”

– Mentor Participant



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