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Here’s a list of other STEAM engagement organizations and programs affiliated with the University of Chicago.

University STEAM Youth Outreach Opportunities

Office of the President

Civic Knowledge Project (CKP)
Humanities-based education programs in neighboring mid-southside community.
(Office of Civic Engagement)

Neighborhood Schools Program (NSP): Maroon Tutor Match (MTM)
UChicago students support schools as tutors, teaching assistants, administrative interns, pre-school specialists, and technology coordinators.
(Office of Civic Engagement)

Think Tank
A mobile neuroscience lab and education station to accelerate diverse participation in STEM.
(Argonne National Lab)

Educational Outreach: Fermi in the classroom, research internships, high school field trips
To encourage the pursuit of science and technology fields.
(Fermi National Lab)

Office of the Provost

Arts, Science & Culture Initiative (ASCI)
Collaborative & innovative programming in art and social science with practical applications
(UChicago Arts)

Arts + Public Life (APL): Design Apprentice Program (DAP); Teen Arts; & Community Actors
Arts programming and opportunities to south side communities
(UChicago Arts)

Physical Sciences Department (PSD)

Everyday Mathematics, UChicago School Math Project (UCSMP), STEM School Study (S3)
Programs that research & evaluate current practice in STEM education, develop innovative tools, and provide supportive services
(UChicago STEM)

Space Explorers, Kavli Frontiers, KICP Museum Partnerships
Science enrichment activities and events for the public and specific programs for high school students including summer and school year programs that engage the public in research and new discoveries through dialogue and visual exhibit resources
(Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics)

Science Club; “Physics with a Bang!”
Engaging the public in research and new discoveries through dialogue and visual exhibit resources
(Materials Research Science & Engineering Center)

Coding with Smart Lamps, Energy Demo Lending Library, Urban Research, High School Scholars, Community Outreach
A variety of community outreach education programs, workshops, events and trainings focusing on energy, computer science, technology and social science education
(Center for Robust Decisions on Climate & Energy Policy)

Broader Impacts Fair

Learn more about outreach opportunities in surrounding communities (Physical Sciences Division)

Biological Sciences Department (BSD)

Research in the Biological Sciences (RIBS) program
Four-week intensive training program is designed to expose students to a broad range of molecular, microbiological, and cell biological techniques currently used in research laboratories.
(Biological Sciences)

Pathway Programs
Pathway Programs enhance diversity in the academic fields of science and medicine by broadening and stimulating student access to these diverse areas of study, and specifically seek to reach underrepresented groups in STEM fields
(Biological Sciences)

Chicago EYES on Cancer, ResearcHStart
Chicago EYES (Educators and Youth Enjoy Science) on Cancer is a cancer research training program for high school and college students interested in careers in biomedicine
(Biological Sciences)

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Student STEAM Youth Programs

ArtShould
Promoting art through mentoring programs and activities

Comer Tutors
Training tutors to provide academic services to inpatients at Comer Children’s Hospital

CS Student Activities Council (formerly Hack)
CS SAC hosts weekly Hack Nights, informal social events on Friday nights, where anyone interested in technology can hang out and learn

Diabetes Prevention and Management Group
Provides health screening and health education to communities on the South Side of Chicago

Friends of Wash Park Youth Program (WPYP)
Tutoring & mentoring programs to youth of Washington Park

Health Professionals Recruitment and Exposure
Expose underrepresented minority high school students to healthcare and provide medical students an opportunity to serve as mentors and friends to minority high school students who are underrepresented in medicine

igniteCS
Promoting STEM education in middle & high schools in Hyde Park and Woodlawn

LegUp
Provides mentoring for UC Woodlawn charter high school students to help them apply to college

NEURO Club
Expanding public knowledge about the brain sciences in an understandable and applicable manner in both the campus and surrounding communities

On a Mission for Nutrition
Programming to educating middle school youth about healthy & nutritious food choices through an after-school program

Peer Health Exchange
Empower students in under-resourced high schools with knowledge, skills and resources to make healthy decisions

Phoenix Tutoring
Tutoring service to the Hyde Park community and Chicago Public School students

Science4Kids (S4K)
Providing south side students science and health education and resources

Science Olympiad
Competitive science invitational event for middle school and high school students from local schools. UChicago hosts seasonal enrichment seminars on campus

South Side Free Music Program
Teaching music to kids in underserved communities form Washington Park, Woodlawn and Hyde Park

South Side in Focus
Photo-narratives that portray the real experiences of life on the south side to contrast media coverage and negative stereotypes

South Side Science Scholars
Programs that aspire to impact children’s scientific thinking, elements of health education, communication skills, and overall school preparedness

Splash! Chicago
Offering exciting learning opportunities to high school students in creative ways

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