iBIO Kicks Off Inspiring STEM Summer for Budding Waukegan Talent

Nearly 100 campers from the Waukegan area are connecting with life science industry leaders for an inspiring summer of fun. Rising 3rd to 8th grade girls will explore a wide variety of areas related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). This year’s exploration centers around the habitation of a new planet by humans. Topics include soil chemistry and discovering existing life, engineering challenges involved in securing and transporting water for the new planet, using remote sensing to map the landscape of the planet and building a paper model of “living” and “research” spaces, and generating electricity from wind. Field trips include visits to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago and the Garoon Gateway to Science Park in Lake Zurich. As always, iBIO is emphasizing career opportunities for the girls that will be entering the workforce in the next five to ten years. Over 25 STEM professionals from the local STEM community will volunteer for the event, which is intended to educate and inspire students and their families.

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