Here’s a great summer opportunity for high school students that are interested in math, science, and engineering.
ProCSI (Promoting the Computational Science Initiative, pronounced "proxy"), is an annual, week-long program that is offered, free of charge, at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Minority high school students going into their 10th, 11th, or 12th grade with an interest in engineering are encouraged to apply. ProCSI participants attend lectures on a range of engineering-related topics, go on tours of campus, and experience campus life during this fun-filled week. Students will be provided with meals at a university dining hall and reside in the dorms, both at no cost.
ProCSI 2019 will be held from July 21-26, 2019. The application form is available online at
Deadline for students to apply is THIS FRIDAY March 1st
Please see communication below as well as attached flyer
Many students have already started the application process but have not completed yet. If possible, please follow up with your students so that they don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Tracie Screven (contact info below) is willing to assist if necessary.
Applications for the Ewing-Jones Scholarship are now open, and due March 31.
The Ewing-Jones Scholarship will support one young person who wishes to attend the Leadership Academy at the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute, hosted at Princeton University.
Applicants for the Ewing-Jones Scholarship should meet the following requirements:
Be a freshman enrolled in a high school within the City of Chicago.
Identify as Black, Latinx, or Native, and reside in a household with an income of $65,000 or less.
Maintain at least an overall B average. Be available to participate in the full Summer Institute program, which is five weeks long and is a residential program on the Princeton University campus. The scholarship will support travel, room and board, and books (which you will keep after the Institute has ended). You will be responsible for any extra costs (snacks, spending money, etc).
ARE YOU UNDER 21?
DO YOU LIVE IN CHICAGO OR IN THE CHICAGOLAND SUBURBS? DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY TO HUNDREDS OF MUSEUM VISITORS, OTHER YOUTH, AND ARTISTS?
Submit a workshop, performance, or zine to be showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
21Minus is curated by the MCA’s Teen Creative Agency.
21Minus is a chance to show the world the creativity, power, and vision of Chicagoland youth.
What does the world need to know about how it feels to be young in Chicago today?
This year, 21Minus will take place on the opening weekend of the Virgil Abloh exhibition, which is expected to bring in more visitors than any other MCA exhibition ever. What do you have to show all those people?
TYPES OF PROJECTS: 21MINUS IS A TAKE-OVER, NOT AN EXHIBITION. WE CAN’T ACCEPT ART THAT HANGS ON THE WALLS.
We can accept:
Workshops/skill-shares: Share a skill. Facilitate a drop-in activity or 20-40 minute timed workshop.
Conversations: Start a conversation about something important: sit down with a group, create a polling station, make an online comment board, or more.
Performances: Create a piece of performance art, host an open mic, do an improv act, lead a guided tour, dance, put on a fashion show, play live music, or a DJ set.
Printed materials: Pass out zines, comic books, stickers, posters, or other printed materials.
Installation: Build an environment visitors can step into, make a giant sculpture, create an interactive prompt.
CRITERIA: PROJECTS WILL BE CHOSEN BASED ON THE FOLLOWING:
Clarity – Can we understand from your description and image what this is about and what’s going to happen?
Urgency – How important is the topic?
Uniqueness – How does this add something special to a bigger conversation?
Feasibility – Can this project happen at the museum on our timeline, in our budget?
Proposal: All proposals are due on March 24, 2019 at 11:59pm.
Review: TCA members will review all proposals and select 12-15 to be produced for 21Minus.
Notification: All artists will get an email from TCA in February about whether their proposal has been accepted.
Artist Party: Selected artists meet TCA members at the MCA on a Saturday in March.
Artist Workshop: One two-hour meeting with TCA members to workshop your project on a Saturday in April or May.
Final project confirmation: By early May, all project details must be finalized and final copies of videos and printed materials submitted.
Prep Night: All artists must be available to install their projects on Friday, June 14.
Takeover: All artists will present their projects at the MCA between 1pm-6pm on Saturday, June 15, 2019. All artists must be on site from 10am-6:30pm.
CHECK OUT THE FAQS FOR LOTS OF INFORMATION ABOUT 21MINUS AND MAKING A GREAT PROPOSAL. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PROCESS, WANT TO TALK THROUGH YOUR IDEAS, OR HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT 21MINUS IN GENERAL, CONTACT GRACE NEEDLMAN AT GNEEDLMAN@MCACHICAGO.ORG OR 312-397-3840.
Don’t miss out on your chance to join our Girls Who Code 2019 Summer Immersion Program. This is a reminder to submit your application by TOMORROW for our early acceptance deadline February 15th.
About the Summer Immersion Program
Our Summer Immersion Program is a free 7-week introductory computer science program for 10th-11th grade girls going into their junior or senior year of high school. During the 7-week program, participants learn about computer science, gain exposure to tech jobs, and join a sisterhood of girls who are using computer science to become change-makers.
Lane Tech Perspective
At Lane, we’ve had quite a few girls go through this process. It’s been overwhelmingly positive and there really does seem to be a sisterhood vibe that’s built over the 7 weeks.
The Field Museum has a great opportunity for your students at Lane and all students in and around Chicago. This year’s paid internship works with paleobotany and an Arduino-based project that students work on for six weeks starting in July.
The students will look at ferns from the past and present and then create the digital project based on their interests relating to the fossils that interest them. I’ve attached a flyer if you’d like to share with your students! If there is interest, we have a Teen Open House this coming Monday (2/18) where students can hang out at the Field with us and learn more about the internship as well as other great opportunities to get involved.