Serving through STEM Partner Proposal

Serving through STEM Partner Proposal

The Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program is a free, two year academic enrichment program that inspires motivated Chicago-area teens to pursue higher education and serve their communities through STEM. The program is seeking Chicago-area professionals, companies, and organizations to partner in providing in a unique educational opportunity during our 2017 Summer Session.

“Serving through STEM” (StS) Projects are completed over the course of six days in the summer. Partners identify a real challenge within their organizations that they would like a team of Scholars to address, leading to a mutually beneficial, real-world project during the month of July. Scholars work together in groups to design a solution and present to partner organizations.

StS Projects are intended to provide Global Leaders Program Scholars with exposure to STEM issues, experience contributing to a project in the real world, and a sense of how they can have a positive impact while using STEM skills. The best StS Projects do not have one right or wrong solution. Instead, they pose a challenge that requires the creativity of bright young minds to address.

This form will help partners develop and propose a problem statement for our Scholars to address.

Please contact Luke Chitwood at or 312-254-6532 with any questions. For more information, visit

Thank you!