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STEM Initiatives and Precollege Programs and Projects
Participating in precollege programs and project can provide hands on experience with a range of career options and provides networking opportunities with students and mentors.  There are also STEM initiatives in Illinois that can provide additional, local resources and ideas.

I-SSTEM Education Initiative
Texas Instruments Illinois Exam Prep
Illinois Science Olympiad
High Technology School-to-Work Program

Illinois Precollege Summer Programs
Summer programs offer concentrated exposure to STEM activities -- a great experience for many students potentially interested in a STEM career. This is just a partial list; check out other offerings at many Illinois universities and community colleges.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - Target Program
llinois Mathematics and Science Academy Kids Institute
John G. Shedd Aquarium Summer Biology Program
Northwestern University Center for Talent Development
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Explore your Options

For Illinois Parents, Teachers, Counselors
The following groups and organizations are focused on education in Illinois.

Illinois Association of School Administrators
Illinois Association for College Admission Counseling
Illinois Association of Student Financial Aid Officers
Illinois Counc
il of Teachers of Mathematics
Illinois Education Association
Illinois Federation of Teachers
Illinois PTA

Illinois Association of School Boards
Illinois School Counselor Association
Illinois Science Teachers Association
Illinois State Board of Education
Illinois State Board of Education Content Standards




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