Commitment to Action

Advancing Research and Development STEM Learning in Illinois

Commitment by

Illinois Science and Technology Coalition/Institute

In 2013, with close to 50 partners, the Illinois Science and Technology Institute committed to piloting the Research and Development (R&D) STEM Learning Exchange in fifteen high schools in Illinois, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year. The pilot year will focus on implementing three key initiatives: STEM challenges, electronic mentor matching, and creating a virtual repository of standards-aligned learning content. These initiatives are designed to expand inquiry-based and hands-on learning experiences for students related to research and development, as well as science, engineering, technology and math. Through the public-private approach of the Learning Exchange, companies will be able to address talent pipeline needs in critical industry sectors, students will gain access to new tools and programs, and the statewide community around STEM education will be strengthened to continue developing the next generation of innovators.

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Commitment

Advancing Research and Development STEM Learning in Illinois

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

4 years

Estimated Total Value

$430,000

Region

Northern America

Countries

United States

Commitment by

Illinois Science and Technology Coalition/Institute

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Microsoft, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Motorola Solutions, Inc., Illinois Institute of Technology, Comed, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd, Horizon Pharma, AbbVie Foundation, Baxter International, Inc., Northrop Grumman Corporation, City of Chicago, University of Chicago, Motorola Mobility Foundation, AT&T Inc.