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Building and Diversifying Engineering Pathways

September 1, 2020 - August 31, 2023

The Adler Planetarium will expand access to STEM programs for African American and Latinx Chicago teens through a progressive series of entry-point, introductory, intermediate, and advanced level programs. Students in grades 7–12 will be invited to join teams of scientists, engineers, and educators to undertake authentic scientific research and solve real engineering challenges. In collaboration with schools and community-based organizations, Adler will develop and implement new participant recruitment and retention strategies to reach teens in specific neighborhoods. The initiative will help address the underrepresentation of Latinx and African Americans in engineering.


Funding Program: Museums for America
Award Number: MA-245279-OMS-20
Funding Amount: $248,825


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    Principal Investigator
    Adler Planetarium
  • Discipline: Engineering | Space science
    Audience: Middle School Children (11-13) | Youth/Teen (up to 17) | Educators/Teachers | Museum/ISE Professionals | Scientists
    Environment Type: Public Programs | Museum and Science Center Programs
    Access and Inclusion: Ethnic/Racial | Black/African American Communities | Hispanic/Latinx Communities

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