This past weekend ComEd hosted fifty Chicagoland freshman students at the Art Institute of Chicago to further develop their STEM skills and enhance their understanding of the fundamentals of energy, smart-city technologies and sustainability. This session is a part of the ComEd HFS Chicago Scholars STEM Program that launched in December, offered exclusively to students in the HFS Scholars program, which helps socioeconomically-disadvantaged, and flourishing students attend top Chicago private high schools.
The STEM program includes five immersive workshops per academic year for four years where students gain project-based experience with the mentoring of professional engineers. The working session held on Saturday, March 2nd, was the third of the five workshops with the creative backdrop of the Art Institute of Chicago. Impressively, the students continue to show a consistent commitment to STEM education as well as a high level of engagement. ComEd mentor and Engineer for ComEd, Oke Chika also added to the students’ enthusiasm by leading interactive discussions regarding their future career opportunities and STEM applications in the real world.
Do you love building with LEGO bricks? Then join our friends from Mad Science of Chicago for Brixology! Over the course of three program sessions, participants will use LEGO bricks to build a different engineering-themed project while exploring engineering fields such as mechanical, structural and nautical engineering while using their critical thinking and problem solving skills. You’ll learn about engineering , but will also have some good old fashioned LEGO building fun! FREE program for kids in grades 3-6. Please register with staff via phone or in person.
¿Te encanta construir con ladrillos LEGO? ¡Entonces únete a nuestros amigos de Mad Science of Chicago para Brixology! A lo largo de tres sesiones del programa, los participantes usarán los ladrillos LEGO para construir un proyecto diferente de ingeniería mientras exploran campos de ingeniería como ingeniería mecánica, estructural y náutica, mientras usan sus habilidades de pensamiento crítico y resolución de problemas. ¡Aprenderás sobre ingeniería, pero también te divertirás en la construcción de LEGO! Porgama GRATUITO ara niños en los grados 3, 4, 5 y 6. Por favor regístrese por telefono o en persona.