STEM social to draw underrepresented students to fields
The fourth annual Charles Morris STEM Social will be from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, November 9, in the Jaime Escalante Conference Room, Vrooman 103, East Campus. The event is open to students majoring in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and those interested in STEM majors.
This year’s featured speaker will be Illinois State alumnus Gino Corrales-Delgago from Caterpillar ’13, who earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Illinois State. Corrales-Delgago gives back to his alma mater as a volunteer mentor in the IT Professional Mentorship Program.
The fair aims to educate students about majors in the STEM fields. The event will include networking with faculty from STEM departments and meeting with successful students from underrepresented backgrounds. The evening will also include a roundtable discussion allowing students the chance to explore a discipline.
Named after Associate Professor of Math and Vice President Emeritus of Administrative Services Charles Morris, the event is sponsored by University Housing, Department of Chemistry, University College (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation), and the Career Center.
The winners of the Charles Morris STEM Scholarship will also be announced at the STEM Social. Funded by the Educational Equity Endowment Fund, the scholarship is aimed at increasing the participation rates of students from underrepresented groups pursuing degrees in science technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). Two scholarships will be announced at the social. The application deadline is Wednesday, October 25. Access the application.
For additional information on the social, contact Professor Lisa Szczepura (309) 438-2359.