The STEM Scholars program is designed to encourage students to pursue secondary-education and careers in STEM fields. The ERC collaborates with high schools in Northern Illinois to provide students with additional hands-on experience in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM); mentorship from STEM professionals; and guidance about careers relating to these fields.
Once completed, a subset of students who demonstrate enthusiasm to continue the program will be offered a paid internship over the summer to further their education, and to develop and carry out a project that has a positive impact in their neighborhood. The interns over the summer will be educated in STEM, energy efficiency, and consumer facing technologies. The interns will gain hands-on experience in engineering and connecting with community members to become energy ambassadors among their peers.
Fall 2020 Video Highlights
Past STEM Scholar Intern
I am so grateful to have experienced this program. I learned a lot about the professional world and myself during this program. I feel much better prepared for the professional world and for my college career now having gone through this program. Thank you for all your guidance and kind words.
Past STEM Intern- Phillip Chavez
You can find what you love in STEM through experience and practice.