Press Releases 2016

38 Illinois high schools team up with leading corporations and universities to innovate beyond the classroom
October 6, 2016 | Download Full Release

The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI), a STEM education focused nonprofit that connects companies with classrooms, today announced its participating high schools and industry and academic partners for the 2016-17 school year. This year’s program includes more than 2,000 students at 38 Illinois high schools, who will be paired with professionals working in STEM-related fields to collaborate on industry-focused problems and independent research projects.

ISTI Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Innovation Generation Grant
July 12, 2016 | Download Full Release

The Illinois Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) today announced it has received a grant for $40,000 as part of the “Innovation Generation Grant” program from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant, ISTI will continue to expand STEM Challenges and the Mentor Matching Engine (MME) to bring real world STEM experiences to Illinois’ students.

Students innovate to solve STEM challenges
May 16, 2016 | Download Full Release

What happens when 800+ high school students join forces with experts from some of the world’s most innovative companies? They tackle pressing problems that extend beyond the classroom.

This is the R&D STEM Learning Exchange, where Illinois students are solving real world STEM problems.

New Report Highlights Growth of University-Driven Startups in Illinois
March 8, 2016 | Download Full Release

The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC) today released new data conveying the growth of entrepreneurial activity across the state’s universities as part of its Illinois Innovation Index, a publication that reports on key metrics of the state’s innovation economy. The announcement was made at the Illinois Institute of Technology’s University Technology Park with university leaders and leading university-driven entrepreneurs.