Our 7th annual STEAM Conference will be held on May 20, 2017 at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 St. Louis Avenue in Chicago, IL. More than 150 students from grades 6th & 12th, and Columbia College Chicago students will lead 40 parallel workshops fostering Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).
In the last five years we have had 500+ students and families register for the STEAM Conference annually coming from diverse communities in Chicago and suburbs. The STEAM Conference is free and open to the public. The event will include a morning and afternoon workshop session conducted by middle school and high school students that participate in pre-college academic community engagement programs; Scientist for Tomorrow, Junior Research Scientists and Pathways Initiatives. To register for the conference visit www.steamconf.org
The STEAM Conference is an event developed/designed to provide middle school and high school students with the opportunity to attend and participate as practitioners in a conference setting. Founded in 2010, the conference was developed through the collaboration between the TRIO Upward Bound Math and Science program at the Center for College Access and Success from Northeastern Illinois University and the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scientists for Tomorrow community engagement initiatives from the Science and Mathematics department at Columbia College Chicago.