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StellarGirls NSF Partnership with SIUE

The Exploring Global Challenges partnership with Southern Illinois University is funded by the National Science Foundation and is building computational thinking into the StellarGirls Program. The partnership was featured in the East St. Louis news: STEM+C After-School Initiative inspires minority girls to solve global challenges

Over the past 7 years we have offered Stellar Girls after-school STEM programming for more than 2,100 girls in high-needs, underserved communities in the Chicagoland area. Stellar Girls combines interesting hands-on activities with speakers working in STEM industries. Girls learn by working together on lab activities presented in the context of solving real-world problems concerning feeding, fueling, healing and saving the world.

The partnership with SIUE on the NSF grant provides a great opportunity to expand the impact of the program and incorporate the resources and thought leadership at SIUE to improve the curriculum. The partnership also provides us with the opportunity to expand the StellarGirls program outside of the Chicagoland area.

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