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UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS PARTNERSHIP The University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) and the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is collaborating with ChiS&E in developing a pipeline of students from CPS into science and engineering programs at the University, among the most competitive in the nation. In May, 2014 at the onset of [...]
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STAKEHOLDERS/SPONSORS “ANGELS” LIST GROWS As ChiS&E approaches the end of its 7th year of providing free Saturday classes for Chicago Public School (CPS) students and their parents, it is reminded that it could not do the work it does without the generous support of foundations and corporations in agreement with the principles of the organization. [...]
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MORE THAN 700 ENTHUSIASTIC PARENTS AND STUDENTS TURN OUT FOR CHIS&E FALL ORIENTATION On Saturday, September 19th Dr. Irving McPhail, president of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME) spoke to an overflow crowd of enthusiastic students and parents interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education. Literally hundreds of parents and children [...]
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ENGINEERING AT ILLINOIS PARTNERS WITH CHIS&E FOR CHICAGO PRE-COLLEGE PROGRAM The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, College of Engineering is one of many universities nationwide with efforts to expand its reach to underrepresented students. To that end, Engineering at Illinois is partnering with Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering (Chi S&E), with the objective of preparing [...]
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STAKEHOLDERS AND SPONSORS In the spring of 2014, ChiS&E was honored to be awarded a $450,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation (WKKF) for its work in developing and implementing transformative family engagement programs in the field of early childhood education. ChiS&E was one of only 30 organizations out of a pool of 1130 applicants, [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JACQUELINE JONES, SENIOR ADVISOR ON EARLY LEARNING TO THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION TO DISCUSS IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MARCH 6 IN CHICAGO CHICAGO (February 17, 2012) -- Jacqueline Jones, senior advisor on Early Learning to the Secretary of Education, comes to Chicago on Tuesday, March 6 to speak on “Research Supporting [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: HONDA AWARDS $50,000 GRANT TO CHIS&E Grant supports early STEM learning program CHICAGO (March 7, 2012) -- The Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E) was awarded a $50,000 grant from American Honda Foundation to support their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program for K3rd grade students. Now in its 3rd [...]
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THREE SUCCESSFUL SISTER ENGINEERS SPEAK ON CAREERS IN ENGINEERING AT ELI WHITNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DECEMBER 9TH Introduction to Digital Technology Workshop for Parents Dec 10 (November 30, 2011)--- Three Latina sisters, all successful engineers, will visit Eli Whitney Elementary School in the South Lawndale community with an inspiring message about education, perseverance [...]
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