In today’s world, a comprehensive understanding of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) subjects and related careers is becoming an indispensable resource to ensure the well-being of current and future citizens. Established in 2011 by Columbia College Chicago, Science and Mathematics department, the Scientists for Tomorrow (SfT) Initiative brings together a wide range of programs fostering STEAM to community schools and centers. 

Scientists for Tomorrow’s (SfT) vision is to serve as an agent of change in our communities (local, statewide and nationwide) that will provide our youth and adults the possibility to explore STEM/STEAM subjects and potential careers, and with this understanding, have the opportunity to make an educated decision regarding which career path they want to pursue in their future.

Columbia College Chicago’s Scientists for Tomorrow offers STEM/STEAMOut of School Time (OST) learning opportunities for youth and adults through the collaboration between higher education institutions, community based organizations and the Informal Science Education (ISE) community.

The main goal of this initiative is to expand learning opportunities in STEAM in Out of School Time, (OST) activities in under-served and diversed communities in a sustainable process.