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Welcome to Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program


Our Method


The Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program (ChiS&E) provides highly-engaging, age-appropriate hands-on science and engineering activities for Chicago Public School (CPS) K-8 students and their parents. The program develops student and parent knowledge as well as a love of learning in areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Our special teaming approach – providing teaching tools and learning experiences to teams of teachers and parents - is unique to ChiS&E and an integral part of its ability to generate a shared vision of the possible among students and parents alike.

Model Real Careers

From kindergarten through ninth grade, young scientists participate in sessions of three hours each mainly on Saturdays at the University of Illinois at Chicago (some classes are held at the Museum of Science and Industry and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ) each year. There are also additional parent orientation sessions.

Kindergarten - Little Civil Engineer (8 Classes) + Algebraic Concepts

Grade One - Little Chemical Engineer (8 Classes) + Algebraic Concepts

Grade Two - Little Electrical Engineer (8 Classes) + Algebraic Concepts

Grade Three - Little Mechanical Engineer (8 Classes) + Algebraic Concepts

Grade Four - Little Structural Engineer (9 Classes)

Grade Five - Geometry (8 Classes)

Grade Six - Young Physicist (12 Classes)

Grade 7 - Young Mathematician (12 Classes)

Summer Four Week Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Program

Grade 8 - Young Computer Scientist (12 Classes)

Summer Four Week Mathematics, Computer Science and Engineering Program

Grade 9 -  Calculus Concepts


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