We invite you to join the conversation. Tell us about your own pathway to a STEM career.

STEM Camps During the Summer of COVID-19

With more than 14 million Americans attending summer camp each year, COVID-19 has turned this widely loved pastime on its head.

Next Steps for Diversifying STEM

Recent research found that from 2002 to 2017, there was an increase in diversity in medical school enrollment. But many say the rate of change has been too slow.

Putting Self-Care in Healthcare: Tips for Medical Professionals

All healthcare professionals deal with workplace stress, but the coronavirus pandemic has put an unprecedented amount of pressure on the shoulders of medical workers.

At-Home STEM Education in the Era of Social Distancing

Now that schools throughout the country have closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, students and parents are both adjusting to a new era of online and at-home learning.

The Hidden Costs of Medical School Are a Barrier for Low-Income and First-Generation Students

MCAT registration fees, the cost of travel for interviews, and other medical school-related expenses can pose obstacles for low-income students seeking to enter the profession.

At SMASH Illinois, Underrepresented Students Find Community and Discover STEM.

The intensive STEM prep program launched in Illinois last year, in partnership with Illinois Tech, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and SMASH Academy.

CPASS Quarterly Newsletter – Summer 2019

Greetings CPASS supporters and friends! Welcome to our first ever newsletter. We will be sending these out on a quarterly basis to keep you abreast of what we are doing, as well as to offer a window into developments in STEM education across Illinois.

5 Tips to Guide Your Med School Application

From advance strategizing to polishing that personal statement, there are simple ways to craft a stand-out application medical school. Completing your med school application is the first step on your journey to the profession, and it’s an important one. We’ve compiled our best tips to help you stay sane during the process. 1. Plan ahead […]

The Importance of “Early”

There’s no question that STEM skills are required to succeed in today’s job market. And children of all backgrounds need immersion as early as possible to get there. A student’s early years are a crucial time: a child’s brain develops more than any other time in life before age 5. And what happens in the […]

How to Plan a Summer of STEM

School may be out, but STEM learning is still in session. Giving kids a foundation in STEM can be as simple or as complicated as you like. Every day brings plenty of opportunities to open our children’s eyes to science and tech. The following summertime activities show how easy and fun it is to learn […]

The Conversation_