Schneider Announces Third-Annual STEM Scholars Program for Tenth District High School Students
Participants will visit local STEM facilities with Schneider to learn about career opportunities
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced the launch of the 2020-2021 Tenth District STEM Scholars program, an educational opportunity for local high school students to learn about science, technology, education, and math through hands-on learning experiences. This will be the third class of STEM Scholars following the inaugural 2018-2019 class.
Beginning this fall, participating students will join Schneider on visits to four local STEM-related businesses and facilities during the 2020-2021 school year. On these visits, students will have the chance to participate in discussions with local employees, business owners, and educators, and learn more about the STEM career opportunities in our backyard. In previous classes, students visited Mitsubishi Electric Automation,, Clorox Manufacturing, Chicago Executive Airport, the chemistry and photonics labs at College of Lake County, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, and Jessup Manufacturing. Visits have also taken place virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This program is open to all rising Sophomores and Juniors who live in or attend high schools located within Illinois’s Tenth Congressional District. Due to space constraints, only two applicants from each high school will be selected for participation in this competitive program.
Students who are interested should submit an application online at https://schneider.house.gov/stemscholars by Friday, July 31, 2020.
The incoming class of STEM Scholars will be announced in August and the first program session will be held in September. Due to the ongoing nature of COVID-19, some or all of the program may occur in a virtual format.
Questions? Please contact the Lincolnshire office at (847) 383-4870.