STEM Student Research

STEM Student Research

Program Activities

Teacher Professional Development

  • STEM Student Research Facilitation Course—on-line course for teachers interested in research programs for their schools
  • Course is offered by Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy and Northwestern University
  • Free of charge; 45 CPDU credits available

Teacher Internships

  • Job shadowing and research experiences for teachers (RETs) with partners in industry and academia

Student Mentoring

  • Development of CoolHub mentoring platform to match students to mentors in industry and academia to help facilitate their research projects
  • CoolHub, developed at the Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA), is a collaboration network in STEM teaching and learning for youth and adults

Program Achievements

  • 2 Sessions of the STEM Student Research Facilitation Course have been offered
  • 21 Teachers have been trained, reaching approximately 1,680 students  
  • The course will be offered again Winter/Spring 2013
  • 19 job shadowing opportunities provided to teachers, Summer 2011
  • 20 job shadowing opportunities available Summer 2012


  • Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP), Northwestern University
  • Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA)

This project is funded with the generous support of the Motorola Solutions Foundation.

For More Information

Amy Pratt

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