Science Digests is an ongoing series of informal and engaging gatherings that give students a chance to meet STEM Professionals from a board range of STEM disciplines and occupations, learning not only about what they do, but how they learned to do it. In addition to leading an activity demonstrating the principles and practices of their discipline, STEM Professionals share the story of how they found their way into the field, including the challenges they faced and how they overcame those challenges. This informal, yet significant program encourages students to “try on” different STEM disciplines and evaluate their interest. Topics have included forensic science, engineering, medical science, archaeology, paleontology, and marine science.
This Science Digests series will feature the following organizations and institutions:
Juanita Garcia – BIM for Better (green building/ urban planning)
Scientists for Tomorrow
Northern Illinois University (NIU)
Lincoln Park Zoo
Museum of Science and Industry