Class Offerings


The Chicago Pre-College Science and Engineering Program (ChiS&E) provides a pathway for your child to a career in science or engineering, and you are essential in making that happen! In partnership with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the University of Chicago (U of C), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Colleges of Education, Engineering, and Department of Mathematics, ChiS&E offers fun, hands-on learning activities on Saturday for students in grades K – 12.

Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E) Spring 2024 Registration

ChiS&E Curriculum


Little Civil Engineer (+Algebra Concepts)

Grade 1

Little Chemical Engineer (+ Algebra Concepts)

Grade 2

Little Electrical Engineer (+ Algebra Concepts)

Grade 3

Little Mechanical Engineer (+Algebra Concepts)

Grade 4

Little Structural Engineer (Bridge Building)

Grade 5

Young Mathematicians (Geometry)

Summer: Aerospace Engineering

Grade 6

Young Mathematicians (Algebra)

Summer: Aerospace Engineering

For Grade 6th will be a total of
16 Saturday sessions.

Grade 7

Young Physicist’s (Physics & Algebra)

Summer: Algebra, Rasberry Pi, and Engineering

Grade 8

Young Computer Scientists (Coding)

Young Chemists & Bioengineers (Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, & Bioengineering)

Summer: Engineering, Algebra, and Rasberry Pi

Grade 9 & 10

Algebra Concepts for Calculus

Summer: Engineering, Rasberry Pi, and more Algebra Concepts for Calculus

Grade 11 & 12

Electrical and Computer Engineering with Arduino Summer Internships


  • Summer Rising 7th, 8th, 9th (4 Week Summer Enrichment Program – Algebra, Engineering, & Raspberry Pi)
  • Summer Rising 9th & 10th (2 Week Summer Algebra Boot Camp) University of Notre Dame

There will be 8 Saturday sessions for the following grades above (exception of 6th). Each session will be a total of 3 hours.

*For grades K – 5, parents must be present with children at each session.*

What’s unique about ChiS&E?

All Courses are Free! A parent must participate in Saturday sessions with each child in grades K – 5 and parents must attend special field trips and student showcase events.

Builds science, engineering, and math knowledge through grade levels K – 12

Works with families to prepare students to succeed in undergraduate engineering and science programs in top universities

Introduces and develops pre-algebra skills in early grades

Engages and empowers parents as valued partners in their children’s education