The University of Illinois at Chicago opportunity for High School Students

UIC’s CHANCE Program (TCP) is committed to providing academic, personal, and professional assistance to students with demonstrated academic and personal needs. They have two upcoming opportunities for students to learn and network with other students and professionals in their S.T.E.M. Academy and 2017 National Summer Transportation Institute. Learn more about each program below and visit their website to apply

The S.T.E.M. Academy

The S.T.E.M. Academy is an interactive program designed to introduce students to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math while providing hands on experiences in group settings, all led by UIC faculty and staff. In particular, this camp is designed for students who are seriously interested in earning a degree in the S.T.E.M. disciplines and wish to pursue their higher educational goals here, on the UIC campus.

The S.T.E.M. Academy offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes an introduction to engineering course, project based learning along with English and Math instruction. Participants will have the opportunity to complete service learning projects, leadership development, college-readiness programming and be eligible for early admissions access and UIC scholarship opportunities. During the week of July 9-13, 2017 students will have the opportunity to reside on campus, in the UIC residence halls to fully experience “college life.”

The admission process is competitive and preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the best overall potential for academic success. The S.T.E.M. Academy is open to current high school juniors with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, have a sincere interest in applying/attending UIC and majoring in the S.T.E.M. disciplines.


2017 National Summer Transportation Institute

The National Summer Transportation Institute is in partnership with the UIC CHANCE Program, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Southern Illinois University ACE Program and the UIC College of Engineering. NSTI strives to provide educational instruction, and career awareness in the transportation arena by introducing high school students to various modes of transportation. The UIC-CHANCE National Summer Transportation Institute has a comprehensive curriculum that includes: presentations by professionals, identified field trips and hands-on activities to promote project based learning and team building. NSTI will provide students with the opportunity to learn and engage in topics focused in the field of science, and mathematics, by encouraging them to pursue transportation related courses at the university level on the beautiful campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago.

An eligible NSTI student must be a current freshmen or sophomore with a minimum 2.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. In addition, students should have a sincere interest in learning about UIC, and the transportation industry. This 4-week educational experience meets Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 3:00pm.

The skills acquired through this experience will prove beneficial as a college scholar. Therefore, we encourage you to take full advantage of this wonderful opportunity.