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Chicago Southland STEM Network

Chicago Southland Region, IL


By collaborating with partners from across sectors, Chicago Southland STEM Network takes an innovative approach to increase STEM equity, interest, and persistence throughout Chicago’s culturally and economically diverse south suburbs. Chicago Southland STEM Network convenes educators, business leaders, and community enthusiasts to celebrate and strengthen STEM initiatives and workforce development for students. We create pathways:

• for educators to access professional development opportunities and learn innovative approaches to teaching STEM.

• for industry partners to engage students in workforce development collaboration projects by offering Network Internships.

• for female students to explore STEAM careers and find mentors through Girls STEAM Ahead.

• for community organizations to share their STEM programs through our online STEAM Network Directory.

Chicago Southland STEAM Network originated in 2016 and is powered by Homewood Science Center, a nonprofit organization which inspires scientific wonder, learning, and pursuit.