CeMaST offers or helps to facilitate a number of STEM outreach programs. These projects for students, faculty, and the general public are aimed at encouraging participation in STEM activities and careers.
The Annual Illinois State University High School Research Symposium, sponsored by CeMaST, invites high school students to share their original work in science, mathematics, engineering, or technology. This is a poster presentation event that provides them with the opportunity to share their research with an audience of ISU professors, ISU students, and other Illinois high school students.
The National Science Bowl is a competition among teams of high school and middle school students who solve technical problems and answer questions in all branches of science and math. Teachers can register their teams at the link above. Teams first compete at regional competitions, which CeMaST helps to host in central Illinois. Regional champions receive an all-expenses paid trip to the national event.
Take the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Virtual Tour of Illinois State University and see the locations across campus that are involved in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics research, development, and education.
The ISU Planetarium offers astronomy shows and star talks on Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. For up-to-the-minute information about ISU Planetarium offerings, contact the Planetarium Skyline day or night at (309) 438-5007.