STEM Illinois

STEM Illinois is an intergenerational community-university partnered initiative that fosters STEM learning for all.  Housed within the Office of Public Engagement, this program aims to provide unprecedented access to the vast knowledge and resources available at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to local communities.

STEM Saturday is a free monthly event where youth K-12th grade enjoy hands-on STEM activities led by instructors. Participants learn important science topics and build their own science models.

STEM Illinois Nobel Project provides young people with unprecedented access to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign fulfilling the land grant mission.


Ruby Mendenhall, Associate Professor in Sociology, African American Studies, Urban and Regional Planning, and Social Work
Kandace Turner, Director for Public Engagement