Tracie Screven is an adept technical professional with exceptional project management and strategy experience. In previous years, Tracie held various roles in Research and Development at Kraft Heinz for over 16 years. And most recently she held roles at SMASH as Site...
Illinois’s Future Depends on STEM Careers That Include Everyone
To grow a diverse workforce and address inequality Chicago companies need to innovate with STEM hiring and promotion. The Illinois STEM workforce is the sixth-largest in the US and growing fast. With an innovative job market and strong universities, students come to...
Robotics Is Surging in Chicagoland
The pandemic accelerated development of artificial intelligence and automation. Now students as young as pre-K are learning to code. The pandemic forced laboratories, factories, and warehouses around the world to replace humans with robots. As the world reopens,...
Experimenting with experiments during lockdown changed science education
Between COVID vaccines and mass lockdowns, humanity just experienced some of the largest medical and health experiments ever. This made it harder for STEM students to continue their own studies and transformed STEM university education. From accessing cadavers for...
Social Media Doctors
These doctors are here to teach everybody, on several platforms. Americans spend at least four hours a day looking at their phones. In 2020, 59 percent of American internet users looked online for health information. Social media is an efficient way to reach diverse,...
Importance of all students having routine vaccinations and how schools can work with communities to keep everyone safe
It?s never been more important for schools and communities to collaborate to ensure that all students catch up on routine childhood and adolescent vaccines they may have missed during COVID lockdowns.
Metro Chicago?s future is in STEM
Of the 20 occupations projected to have the most growth in the US between 2020 and 2030, almost all require some STEM education and experience.
Combating the Infodemic: How to help schools debunk scientific myths
Fake news isn?t new?it became widespread when early newspapers demonstrated their power over public opinion. And while we now have access to more information than ever before in human history, misinformation has evolved into a potent tool to seed social conflict.
How to help students have equitable access to preventive healthcare
As the world learns to live with COVID-19 as an endemic disease, it?s critical to ensure our students have equitable access to preventive healthcare.
Masking and vaccinating: the fight to keep in-person learning safe
The Delta variant of COVID-19 is throwing a curveball in our return to in-person learning. Following CDC recommendations, Illinois Governor. Pritzker has mandated that all students wear masks in school.
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