STEM Clubs

The 2nd pillar of the Catalyzing Inclusive STEM Experience All Year Round (CISTEME365) project is to work with the participating schools and IDEA Teams to develop, launch, and sustain after school, weekend, and/or lunchtime STEM clubs for students during the school year.

During the summer professional development, participating IDEA Teams learn about a curriculum that introduces engineering concepts to students through authentic, hands-on projects and activities. IDEA Teams then launch a STEM club at their school and implement this curriculum and other relevant content (approximately 2-4 hours/week during the school year). The CISTEME365 grant contributes some funds for related, multi-purpose lab equipment and materials as well as flexible funding.  IDEA Teams are further supported throughout this implementation process by the engineering curriculum developers.

STEM Club Resources

School STEM Clubs

2019-2020 Cohort

  • Chicago Vocational Career Academy
  • Mahomet Seymour High School
  • Sarah E Goode STEM Academy
  • John M Smyth Elementary
  • Urbana High School

2020-21 Cohort

  • Daniel Hale Williams Preparatory School of Medicine
  • Englewood STEM High School
  • Marine Leadership Academy
  • Richard T. Crane Medical Preparatory High School
  • Roosevelt Community Education Center
  • Wolcott College Preparatory High School

2021-22 Cohort

  • Carbondale Middle School
  • John A Logan College
  • READY Program (Champaign)
  • Ridgewood High School
  • Urbana Middle School
  • Wilbur Wright College

2022 Cohort (returning schools)

  • Chicago Vocational Career Academy
  • John M Smyth Elementary School
  • Wolcott College Preparatory High School