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Is your organization an official member of our Chicago Southland STEM Network? Please register your school/district, community organization, or business to be an official member of our Chicago Southland STEM Network.

Complete the STEM Network Membership Form so that we may create or update your profile.

CREATING CONNECTIONS TO STRENGTHEN STEM IN CHICAGO'S SOUTHLAND

About

ABOUT CHICAGO SOUTHLAND STEM NETWORK

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

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

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STEM LEARNING ECOSYSTEM: A COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE

STEM LEARNING ECOSYSTEM

"STEM Learning Ecosystems provide the architecture for cross-sector learning, offering all young people access to STEM-rich learning environments so they can develop important skills and engagement in science, technology, engineering and math throughout preK-16.

 

Strong STEM Learning Ecosystems feature dynamic collaborations among schools, out-of-school time programs, STEM expert institutions (such as museums, science centers, institutions of higher education and STEM professional associations), the private sector, community-based organizations, youth and families."

 

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South Suburban STEAM Network joined the STEM Learning Ecosystems in 2018.

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JOINING FORCES WITH STEM ECOSYSTEMS
 ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND CHICAGOLAND

As a nationally recognized STEM Learning Ecosystem, the South Suburban STEAM Network is recognized as taking the lead in STEM learning for the greater Chicago Southland region. Recognized along with EvanSTEM and the Chicago STEM Pathways Cooperative, Chicago Southland STEM Network joins a continuum of STEM ecosystems stretching across the Chicago Metropolitan region. 

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MI-JACK PRODUCTS, INC. 

Students worked with Mi-Jack Products, Inc. engineer to build a scale model of the Mi-Jack TRAVELIFT highlighting the simple machines which make the lift function. Students presented their work at Homewood Science Center's PopUp SCIENCE Simple Machines on Saturday May 18th, 2018.

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SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC 

Students worked with Schneider Electric designing hands-on activities to explore energy conservation and energy efficiency! Students presented their work at Homewood Science Center's PopUp SCIENCE Think Globally, Act Locally: You can make a sustainable difference on July 22, 2017.

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