Seeking Instructors for fun summer STEM Programs!

See opportunity below. Likely for college students but I bet if you’re a senior and interested, they’d talk to you 🙂


Project Exploration a Chicago-based nonprofit science education and youth development organization launched in 1999 to address the inequities in access to high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) opportunities in out-of-school time. Our mission is to create transformative learning opportunities for youth underrepresented in the sciences — particularly students of color and girls — by equipping them with the skills, practices, and mindset needed for a lifelong pursuit of learning.

This summer we are offering a free, eight week STEM Camp on the west side of Chicago! We are searching for 25 qualified instructors who are involved in STEM and love to work with kids. Candidates should be available to start working in late May through the middle of August. The position is seasonal with an option to continue during the next school year. Hourly wage, rates from $15-$20 per hour depending on experience for up to 25 hours per week. College students, recent college grads are welcomed!

Interested? Contact Surika Pillay at 

Free tickets to Spacelab on Saturday

This Saturday from 10am-4pm, the non-profit Spacelab will be hosting their 5th annual Chicago Southland Maker Fest in the south suburbs of Chicago (you can read more about it in the Chicago Tribune).
If you, your families, and your friends, would like to come to the event, here’s a code  generated for complimentary tickets: THANKYOU. This can be applied on checkout at their Eventbrite website here (top right corner, “Enter Promotional Code”).
People under the age of 18 are free. Adults that would like to attend can use this code to get the tickets for free.

Explore Engineering Conference for HS Students

See info below about a great opportunity

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Monica Para (a non-Lane student) and several other students in the Chicagoland area are organizing Explore Engineering, a Chicago-based conference aimed to introduce high school students to the field of engineering and inspire the next generation of leaders in STEM.

The conference takes place at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School (a school in the Southwest Suburbs of Chicago) on Thursday, April 18th from 6-9pm. Registration is open. For more information, check out the Explore Engineering site

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Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program

See info below!

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program Application Extended to Monday, March 25th!

Join Girls Who Code’s FREE 7-week Summer Immersion Program for 10th–11th grade students (rising juniors or seniors) to learn the computer science skills they need to make an impact in their community while preparing for a career in tech. When you join Girls Who Code for their Summer Immersion Program, you’ll learn about:

· CAREERS — You’ll spend your summer at the world’s top companies, like Amazon, Twitter, Bank of America, AT&T, and more. At their offices, you’ll have access to a more engaging experience in the tech field by hearing from guest speakers, participating in workshops, connecting with inspiring female engineers and entrepreneurs, and going on fun and interactive field trips.

· SKILLS AND IMPACT — Over the course of 7 weeks, girls learn computer science through hands-on real-world projects in fields including art, storytelling, robotics, game development, and web development! The program culminates in a final project such as an app or website, where girls work together to solve a problem that is important to them, connecting the skills they’ve learned with the ability to solve real-world problems and create change in their communities.

· SISTERHOOD — As an essential member of our Girls Who Code sisterhood, you’ll learn in a supportive, all-female environment andmake lifelong friendships that encourage you to be brave, take risks, and stand up for what matters to you!

No prior experience in computer science is necessary to apply. In addition to providing a free program, Girls Who Code provides students with free lunch every day. Summer stipends to cover transportation and living costs between $300 and $1400 are also available for students who qualify.

Students can apply here.

The application deadline has been extended to Monday, March 25th!

Here is a video that reviews how to fill out the application.
Here’s a video about how to complete the stipend portion of the application.


Chelsey Echevarria

Regional Partnership Coordinator – Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin

Pronouns: she/her

727.422.1777 | chelsey.echevarria

Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute Program!

See details below! There have a been a few Lane students that have participated in Google’s CSSI program and they all loved it.



Hi there,

I’m Victor Scotti, an HBCU Strategist at Google, and copied is my colleague Melissa Arguinzoni, a Pre-College Specialist at Google. You and your organization’s network were recommended organizations to help find the best applicants for the Computer Science Summer Institute program (CSSI). We’re excited to announce that the application is currently open at You are welcome to promote this opportunity broadly across multiple channels and the marketing materials attached to this note. The application closes on Monday, March 25th at 11:59 pm Pacific Standard Time.


CSSI is a 3-week Google program that introduces rising college freshmen to computer science. We offer two programs to help prepare, empower, and support students from all backgrounds to pursue computer science at a four-year college or university starting in the Fall of 2019.

  • CSSI HBCU: This year, the program will be held at Alabama A&M University (Huntsville, AL) from June 16th, 2019-July 5th, 2019 and North Carolina Central University (Durham, NC) from July 14th, 2019 – August 3rd, 2019. Through this program, students will cultivate an unparalleled community to support them in their journey to and through university

  • CSSI at Google: This year, the program will be held at 10 different Google offices across the United States. Students attend the program at one of our Google offices and experience firsthand Google’s unique and innovative office culture.

For both programs, accepted students will be assigned a program site/date and will not be able to choose. Through this program, students will develop their technical skills, build confidence in their abilities and learn about Google’s internships and full-time opportunities.

Program features

  • A project-based curriculum

  • Daily developmental sessions to help prepare students for CS studies and future job opportunities

  • Robust opportunities to learn and interact with Google engineers

  • 10:1 student-to-teach ratio to provide a personal learning experience

  • Exposure and insight into Google’s internship programs and technical career opportunities

Eligible students must:

  • Be a current high school senior

  • Be available between June 2019 to August 2019

  • CSSI HBCU: Must be considering an HBCU as one of their top three college or university choices

  • Intend to be enrolled as a full-time student in a 4-year BA/BS program in the US or Canada in Fall 2019

  • Intend to pursue a computer science major for the 2019-2020 academic year

  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in studying computer science

  • Be able to attend every day of CSSI

Why is Google investing in historically underrepresented students at the pre-college level?
Simply put, to diversify our undergraduate hiring pipeline. CSSI’s long term mission is to promote equitable representation in tech by connecting incoming students with peers, Google engineers, CS professors, CS alum, and technologists in their local tech ecosystem.

If you have any questions, please reach out to cssi-hbcu (CSSI-HBCU) or cssi (CSSI).

Thank you!

Victor and Melissa, on behalf of the CSSI team


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