Educational Opportunities

The Office of Community Affairs connects the residents of Bronzeville and beyond with hands-on opportunities to explore relevant topics in STEM. Youth programming is designed to create and nourish interest in natural and applied sciences. It ranges from STEM Expos, known as Family Fun Day to Science Cafes, to federally funded citizen science initiatives. Every experience is specifically designed to help young people gain a broader perspective about the people who work in STEM fields and the range of opportunities that are available to them.

Adult programming fosters critical conversations with the community, faculty, staff, and students. This powerful partnership creates opportunities to research, teach, and learn at home and around the world. Together, we address global issues and help build a more sustainable, just, and collaborative future. Join our speaker series, book clubs, lectures, and citizen science initiatives.

To learn more about future programming, visit our Events page.

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Youth Programs

Whether through Science Cafes, Aerospace and LEGO Building Block events, or pre-collegiate programs, the Office of Community Affairs offers programming that seeks to engage and enlighten the minds of children in Bronzeville and beyond.

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SURE: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience

Spend the summer with a computer science or applied mathematics research team in a College of Computing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) program. Registration is now open.

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Adult Programs

The Office of Community Affairs is committed to providing programs that engage the community on issues that are important to it, from its speaker series to a monthly book club.

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