The goal of our pre-college program is to improve attitudes towards STEM through formal and informal engagement with cycles of scientific inquiry and engineering design processes. We hope to have long-term engagement with students through multiple programs and allow for intergenerational learning by engaging POETS undergraduates, graduates and faculty members with our pre-college activities.

Research Experience for Teachers (RET)

Young Scholars Summer Research Program

Engineering clubs and competitions

Informal Outreach

Below is the list of POETS’s partner public schools:

  • East St. Louis School District #189
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Tuscola Community Unit School District #301
  • Rantoul Township High School
  • Champaign Unit #4