Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics Programs for K through 12 in the Chicago Area
List of Pre-Engineering Programs from Engineering Education Service Center
Skokie Park District Sizzling Summer Science Camp for grades 1 - 8
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.
Mad Science for Young Scientists - for ages 4 - 6 at various locations
Glenview Park District offers Exploration & Innovation Science and Engineering Camp for local 3rd – 8th grade students. Interested parents and students are invited to look for details through the Glenview Park District. For more information, contact Jeff Rylander at jrylander @ glenbrook225.org.
iD Tech Camp - Northwestern University Computer Camp for Ages 7 - 17
Summer Programs for High School Students at Northwestern University
Career Day for Girls - held annually at the end of February at Northwestern University
K – 12 Program at Northwestern University Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
Science Minors at Museum of Science and Industry
Argonne National Laboratory - various K - 12 programs
Understanding Science: How Science Really Works by University of California Museum of Paleontology
HowtoSmile.org: All the Best Science and Math Activities from the Lawrence Hall of Science, Exploratorium, Science Museum of Minnesota, Children's Museum of Houston, New York Hall of Science, and ASTC.
Science Olympiad - hands-on competition for grades 6 - 12 students This competition emphasizes biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics. It also combines these disciplines in engineering and technology applications. Regional competitions are held across the country to determine best teams to compete at the state level. The winning team from each state competes for a national prize.
Illinois Science Olympiad - the Illinois state chapter of the Science Olympiad
MathCounts - a national enrichment club and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement through grassroots involvement in every U.S. state and territory.
Maryville University on Mastering Math Olympiad and other math competitions
American Mathematics Competitions - three competitions for 8th graders and younger; 10th graders and younger; and, 12th graders and younger
Art of Problem Solving - online math problems to practice for the American Mathematics Competitions (AMC) and MathCounts; also provide online math courses
You Be the Chemist Challenge - chemistry competition for middle school students
UIC Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) Summer Camp for middle school and high school students
UIUC Math Camp for middle school and high school students
Northwestern SWE Summer Technology and Engineering Program (STEP) for girls going into 7th, 8th, and 9th grades
Northern Illinois University STEM programs and summer camps for grades 2 - 12
Illinois Institute of Technology summer program for middle school and high school students
Loyola University Summer Scholars program for high school students
Oakton Community College - Indistrict high school juniors and seniors may enroll in many of Oakton's courses by completing a concurrent enrollment application form.
Other STEM summer programs listing in Pathways to Science