Learn About Our Programs

The Center for STEM Education and Research is proud to offer programming that supports a STEM curriculum across a wide range of ages, interests and grade levels. It is our goal to provide support and encouragement to students, faculty and community residents that elevates the participation of underrepresented minorities in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Through our sponsored programs and collaborations we are able to offer hands-on experiences as well as academic enhancement to individuals and school districts. Each and every program serves to recruit, retain and graduate STEM professionals.

  • Bridge to the Doctorate

    Bridge to the Doctorate

    An essential component of increasing the talent pool of underrepresented minorities in STEM is through the transformation of STEM students...

  • CSU-CPS School Partnership

    CSU-CPS School Partnership

    CSU faculty are collaborating with several CPS grammar schools and high schools on the southside of Chicago. Our recent...

  • ILSAMP

    ILSAMP

    Established in 1993, the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation is focused on the goal of increasing the number...

  • LASSO JROTC STEM Camp

    LASSO JROTC STEM Camp

    A two (2) week camp for Chicago Public School (CPS) JROTC students feature the Logistics, Acquisition & Supply System Operations...

  • PREP for High School Students

    PREP for High School Students

    The PREP project introduces students to professional opportunities in engineering and encourages the study of math and science through high...

  • PREP for Middle School

    PREP for Middle School

    Middle School Pre-Freshman Program in Engineering and Science (PREP) Project This program is designed to make students aware, at an early...

  • Project Syncere

    Project Syncere

    The STEM Scholars Program through Project Syncere is designed to identify and recruit academically talented Students into STEM disciplines. ...

  • Science Fair Central

    Science Fair Central

    Every October, CSU faculty, staff and students work with Chicago Public School students to help them prepare for their school’s...

  • Southside Science Fair

    Southside Science Fair

    The CSU STEM Departments have hosted the Annual Southside Regional Science Fair for the last 25 years with over 100...

  • Talented Tenth Leadership Program

    Talented Tenth Leadership Program

    This program is designed to educate and mentor talented high school students from at-risk communities by nurturing organic leaders to...

  • Thornton Township District 205 Nanoweek Workshop HS

    Thornton Township District 205 Nanoweek

    This program features nanotechnology to develop the STEM skill sets that students need to excel in high school, prepare for...

  • Thornton Township District 205 Nanoweek Workshop MS

    Thornton Township District 205 Nanoweek

    This program features nanotechnology to develop the STEM skill sets that students need to excel in high school, prepare for...