IIT Boeing Scholars Academy Archive

  • Plan to Attend the Third Annual Boeing Scholars Academy Ethics Bowl

    Plan to Attend the Third Annual Boeing Scholars Academy Ethics Bowl

    On Wednesday, July 10, 100 high school students will be participating in the third annual Boeing Scholars Academy Ethics Bowl, as part of the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy summer program. During the afternoon, teams of students will discuss a series of two cases directly related to this summer’s theme, “Challenging Borders, Reshaping Our World.” The ethics cases studies were developed based on ideas from a brainstorming session held with Boeing Scholars Academy students on June 26, and center around the issues of legal limits on over-the-counter medications and how issues of environmental sustainability play out in in one high school’s cafeteria.

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  • IIT Boeing Scholars Academy Welcomes Donations for the Night Ministry

    IIT Boeing Scholars Academy Welcomes Donations for the Night Ministry

    The IIT Boeing Scholars Academy is running a donation drive to benefit the Night Ministry, a Chicago-based organization that offers housing, health care and human connection to Chicagoans struggling with poverty or homelessness. The Boeing Scholars are collecting items that they will use to create hygiene kits to help provide small comforts to clients of the Night Ministry.

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  • Members of Leadership Grant Project “Encouraging Healthy Lifestyles and Communities” and their project mentor Julia meet at a cafe.

    IIT Boeing Scholars Academy Invites Summer Volunteers

    The Illinois Institute of Technology Boeing Scholars Academy—a free, two-year academic enrichment program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields—is seeking volunteers to work closely with high-achieving diverse teens from Chicago-area high schools. We welcome involvement from IIT students, alumni, faculty, staff and the greater Chicagoland community!

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    IIT Boeing Scholars Celebrate Another Successful Year

    Thank you to everyone who attended the banquet on April 27 to commemorate the conclusion of another incredible year of the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy!

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    Youth and Community Leaders Collaborate to Address Gun Violence

    Last Saturday, nearly fifty people of various ages and backgrounds met at the Idea Shop for a “Youth Against Gun Violence” design thinking workshop. The event was organized by four IIT Boeing Scholars as part of their Leadership Grant Project*, "Target Future."

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  • Innovative STEM Educators Share Ideas with IIT Boeing Scholars and Friends at “Shaping the Future” Event (Updated)

    Innovative STEM Educators Share Ideas with IIT Boeing Scholars and Friends at “Shaping the Future” Event (Updated)

    On Tuesday, April 2, four innovative educators will speak at "Shaping the Future: Careers in STEM Education," a free public event for high school students, organized by the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy.

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  • IIT Boeing Scholars Academy Staff Highlights the Value of Summer Learning Programs

    IIT Boeing Scholars Academy Staff Highlights the Value of Summer Learning Programs

    Last week, IIT Boeing Scholars Academy Program Director Marya Spont presented at the Illinois Association of College Admission Counseling’s District Seminar, a professional development opportunity for 120 counselors from Chicago and South Suburban high schools.

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    IIT Boeing Scholars Present Leadership Project at TEDxWindyCity

    More than 650 people came together at the Northwestern University School of Law on February 23 for this year’s sold-out TEDxWindyCity event, which featured an all-star line-up of a couple dozen dynamic and paradigm-shifting innovators, researchers, artists and others, representing the brightest minds in Chicago. It’s not inconsequential that there were only two high school students as presenters—our very own IIT Boeing Scholars Katie Gohres and Andrew Kelo, both seniors at Walter Payton College Prep!

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  • Volunteer to Interview Students for the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy

    Volunteer to Interview Students for the IIT Boeing Scholars Academy

    The IIT Boeing Scholars Academy invites members of the IIT community to volunteer as interviewers in mid- to late March to help us determine the next class of scholars.

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  • IIT Boeing Scholars to present at TEDxWindyCity

    IIT Boeing Scholars to present at TEDxWindyCity

    IIT Boeing Scholars Katherine (Katie) Gohres and Andrew Kelo will present about their Leadership Grant Project* at the upcoming TEDxWindyCity Conference.

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