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CeMaST Public Outreach Programs

CeMaST facilitates a number of outreach programs in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. These projects for students, faculty, and the general public are aimed at encouraging participation in STEM activities and careers and in raising the profile of Illinois State University as a STEM oriented university.

Expanding Your Horizons

The Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) Conference is an annual, fun-filled day intended for girls in grades 5 through 10, and their parents and teachers. The conference is held on the campus of Illinois State University in Normal, IL. The Bone Student Center on the ISU campus serves as Conference Headquarters.

Family Science Day

This event is no longer run by CeMaST and has merged with the Illinois Sustainable Living and Wellness Expo. More information can be found at

High School Research Symposium

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.

Solar Car Challenge

The American Solar Challenge is a competition that involves the designing, building, and operating of solar powered cars in a cross country race. Illinois State's Team Mercury competes in the American Solar Challenge yearly.

STEM Virtual Tour of Illinois State

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.

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