U Illinois Expands STEM Mentorship Program for Middle, High School Students

The University of Illinois has expanded a mentorship program, Tech Wizards, designed to teach local students aged 8-17 about STEM topics.

A collaborative effort with 4-H, Tech Wizards Aims to encourage students to complete high school, become community resources through service projects and consider careers in STEM fields through experiential learning activities.

"Youth will learn about robotics, aerospace, wind energy, GPS, digital video, 3D printing and other project areas through after-school hands-on activities, along with summer capstone camps and service learning projects," according to information released by the university.

As a result of the expansion, the program will now take place four afternoons each week in two different locations, adding Monday and Wednesday sessions to the previously existing Tuesday and Thursday meetings.

More information is available on the Tech Wizards page.

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