EvanSTEM seeks to improve access and engagement for students who have traditionally underperformed or have been underrepresented in STEM programs.
EvanSTEM is a community collaboration that aims to connect and coordinate Evanston STEM education providers, including both school districts, Northwestern, the City of Evanston, Evanston Public Library, Y.O.U., and the YMCA. Led by District 65 and funded by the Noyce Foundation, EvanSTEM is working to address opportunity gaps in Evanston and specifically targets the 40% of Evanston students that come from underserved backgrounds and low-income households.
Science in Society leadership sit on several EvanSTEM committees and an EvanSTEM community grant supports the center's afterschool elementary science learning programs in Evanston. The D65 Coordinator, which supports the group and fosters partnerships among programs, is an SiS staff member.
The project is a collaborative effort and a STEMecosystems Community of Practice.
Read more in The Evanston Roundtable