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STEMeX Family STEM Learning Program – Engineering Challenge (Kids ages 6-10) – February 26

Fleetwood – Jourdain Center
Sunday, February 26, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Come take the Index Card Tower Engineering Challenge! Families with children ages 6-10 are invited to fine-tune your engineering skills in this fun STEM session with an engineering expert and library staff.

Space is limited and registration required.
Call the Evanston Public Library Children’s Services at: 847-448-8610 to register.

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ETHS Pre-Engineering Information Night – Tues. Dec. 3

Evanston Township High School hosts a Pre-Engineering Information Night on Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-8:00pm in the Little Theatre. Event highlights include information about the ETHS pre-engineering curriculum, how students can benefit from the PLTW program, and college credit options for PLTW courses. Students in grades 8-11 and their families are encouraged to attend.

ETHS is a certified Project Lead the Way (PLTW) high school, offering five pre-engineering courses that provide students with in-depth, hands-on experience and reality-based knowledge of engineering and engineering technology careers. More information is available online at www.ethsengineering.synthasite.com.

Project Lead The Way® (PLTW) is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing the quality and quantity of science and technology graduates in the United States. The PLTW program at ETHS integrates national academic and technical learning standards and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) principles into a comprehensive curriculum. The December event is an opportunity to meet engineering faculty and students at ETHS, see student projects and the engineering lab, and speak with representatives from post-secondary engineering programs.

The Career and Technical Education (CTE) Department at ETHS provides a variety of rigorous academic courses and certification programs that serve as a launching pad to college and careers. For more information, please contact the CTE office at 847-424-7660 or email CTE Department Chair Shelley Gates at gatess@eths.k12.il.us.



STEM Programs in Chicagoland – K-12

Oakton Community College has collected a list of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs for grades K-12 in the Chicago Area: http://www.oakton.edu/academics/special_programs/stem/resources/parent_community_resources/Community.php

Evanston Township High School Wildkit Engineering Summer Camp for grades 6 – 8
Contact Shelley Gates, Career and Technical Education Department Chair, at gatess @ eths.k12.il.us or 847-424-7660 for more information.

Aristotle Circle Peers is offering custom workshops for elementary, middle and high school students on academic and enrichment topics, including STEM. Workshops are taught by talented high school and college students and will run for one or two weeks, with each session lasting 1-2 hours. Interested parents should contact Regional Education Advisor, Mindy Wallis at mindy @ aristotlecircle.com or 312-725-3886 for more information.

Future of Education Discussion at ETHS – Jan. 23

A panel discussion on the ways in which schools such as ETHS can lead the way in forging fresh connections between academic rigor, diversity and inclusive learning to prepare students for a multiracial, global world will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in the Upstairs Theatre at Evanston Township High School.

The panel will bring together some of Northwestern University’s world-class researchers from various education-related fields, including (from left): David Figlio (moderator), Anthony Chen (sociology), Mesmin Destin (psychology), Kirabo Jackson (economics), Kemi Jonah (STEM – science, technology, engineering, mathematics), and Jenn Richeson (psychology).

Panelist profiles are available online at www.northwestern.edu.

This event is free and open to the public. Evanston Township High School is located at 1600 Dodge Avenue, Evanston, IL. The Upstairs Theatre is located on the third floor of ETHS and is wheelchair accessible.  For more information, contact David Futransky, ETHS Community Liaison, at futranskyd@eths.k12.il.us.