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Illuminate S.T.E.M. provides learning opportunities that ENCOURAGE, EMPOWER and EQUIP students to innovate the technical future of tomorrow.
We inspire and prepare students to compete and succeed in high paying careers related to Science, Engineering, Technology, and Math through career exploration, entrepreneurial endeavors and even global competition. We connect students to the skills and insight they need to leverage STEM careers to build their best lives.
Illuminate STEM’s vision is to match the needs of people to the needs of employers. Our strategy is to move into dense pockets of poverty and grow talent from the inside. By investing heavily in specific areas we hope to not only rebuild communities, but also help fill the needs of employers so they can remain where they are.
Illuminate STEM gives students a running start on their path toward a STEM career, but our goal is to see them through to the finish line. Each year, Illuminate STEM equips more than 1,000 late elementary, middle, and high school students from under-represented communities, to compete and succeed in STEM fields at the college level and beyond. - 80% of participants say they now want to major in, or are interested in STEM related career fields. - 50% of participants say they are now considering a major or minor in a STEM field. - 90% will be able to program a robot at age appropriate benchmarks. - 90% of students will register in a STEM, ideally robotics program on their home campus.