This resource is Illinois-focused but provides an example of multi-faceted state level resource driving STEM education and access across multiple sectors. The Illinois Research and Development (R&D) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Learning Exchange is a public-private partnership to create and expand opportunities for students to participate in authentic, high quality, student driven research and development. The R&D STEM Learning Exchange promotes inquiry-based learning experiences that build critical thinking skills and address problems faced by local Illinois industry, institutions and communities. Resources include a mentor matching engine, STEM Challenges, and a Resource Repository.
Author: Illinois Science & Technology Coalition