Schndeider launches second STEM Scholars program for high school students

Daily Herald report
Updated 5/14/2019 12:37 PM

U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider on Tuesday announced the launch of the 2019-2020 Tenth District STEM Scholars program, an educational opportunity for high school students to learn about science, technology, education and math through hands-on learning experiences.

This will be the second class of STEM Scholars, following the inaugural 2018-2019 class.


Beginning this fall, participating students will join Schneider on visits to four local STEM-related businesses and facilities during the 2019-2020 school year. Students will have the chance to participate in discussions with local employees, business owners and educators, and learn more about the STEM career opportunities. The inaugural class visited the Chicago Executive Airport, the chemistry and photonics labs at College of Lake County, the Lake County Sheriff's Office and Jessup Manufacturing.

The program is open to all rising sophomores and juniors who live in or attend high school in the 10th District, which covers much of east and central Lake County and portions of Wheeling and Maine townships in Cook County.

Interested students should submit an application online at by Friday, June 28. The incoming class will be announced in August and the first program session will be held in September.

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