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Opt4STEM Partnership for College Success Program

ABOUT US

The STEM Partnership for College Success Program (Opt4STEM) is a partnership between Exelon, Von Steuben Metropolitan Science Center, and Illinois Institute of Technology with the mission to prepare Von Steuben students with the foundation to succeed in a science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) degree at four-year research universities. To achieve this mission, the partners are working collaboratively to provide opportunities that focus on: ➢ STEM Enrichment

➢ College and Career

➢ Leadership and Mentorship

Vinika Porwal

Opt4STEM Director

 
 

WHAT WE DO

 
 
 

Scholarships Awarded

Student Participants

Programs & Events

Year Active

OUR TEAMS

Click on any of the buttons below to learn more about the teams that help make Opt4STEM successful.

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Advisory
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Teacher
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Partner 
Management
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WHAT'S BEING SAID

We are providing our students with the tools and resources necessary to succeed in a 21st century highly-specialized, technology-oriented economy.” 

-Rahm Emanuel, City of Chicago Mayor

"[Opt4STEM] is something that really makes my senior year memorable as I continue growing as a student."

-Ehlimana Gutosic, Von Student Class of 2016

"I think that's what makes Opt4STEM so different from other science programs. It's not too classroom or textbook orientated and everything is hands on.  At any moment you have freedom to ask questions."

- Ashayla Freeman, Opt4STEM Energy Academy Participant 2016

 

CONTACT US

Our Address

Illinois Institute of Technology

Academic Affairs

10 W 35th St.

Illinois Tech Tower, 10th Floor, 10C3-1

Chicago, IL 60616

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday  09:00AM – 5:00PM

opt4stem@gmail.com \\ Tel: 312-567-3814