We’re ready to share what we’ve learned! Save the Date! December 17th at the Illinois Institute of Technology. Join us to learn about the results of the survey and to participate in working sessions with other stakeholders at “The State of STEM and Out of School Time in Chicago.”

Organized by Project Exploration, supported by the Hive Chicago Learning Network, and hosted by the Illinois Institute of Technology, The State of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in Chicago in Out of School Time conference will convene 100+ of Chicago’s top STEM‐education stakeholders and practitioners to share and discuss the results of the city’s first‐ever survey of out‐of‐school time STEM education opportunities. Sessions will include presentations from local and national leaders involved in system-building for youth and STEM, and working groups on digital and connected learning, state-wide learning exchanges, summer strategies, and strategic collaboration for increasing diversity in the STEM workforce pipeline. Funding for this conference is being provided by HIVE Chicago and The After School Corporation. Research funding has been provided by the Noyce Foundation and the Chicago Foundation for Women. The conference will be held on December 17th from 8:00am-5:00pm at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Date: December 17, 2012

Location: Illinois Institute of Technology

Audience: 100+ senior-level stakeholders involved in STEM education and out-of-school time programming, youth-development, workforce development, connected and digital learning, and STEM education policy.


  • Share the results of the first citywide survey of the STEM out-of-school time opportunity landscape
  • Discuss recommendations for a citywide strategy for building and supporting transparent K-16 pathways in STEM.
  • Raise awareness about the importance of, and opportunity inherent in, out-of-school time STEM to impact students’ educational and career aspirations and achievement.
  • Bring together leaders in the fieldwho can collaborate to create and support student-centered pathways into and through STEM K-16, using out of school time programs as a building block

Deadline: Register by December 14th.

FACT SHEET: Click HERE for a fact sheet, including a draft program and schedule.

REGISTRATION: Click HERE for a registration form. Fax the completed form to Project Exploration at 773 834 7625 or email it to jfox@projectexploration.org.