Scholars explore STEM fields during core exposure

03/09/2016

Saturday, March 5, was a busy day for many of our Scholars, in particular our freshmen at Lindblom Math & Science Academy, Zion-Benton Township High School and Maine East High School, who spent the day exploring STEM fields during their freshman core exposure.

Robert Chapman, a current freshman Scholar at Lindblom Math & Science Academy, and his fellow peers spent their day at the Adler Planetarium. Posing with the American Flag, Robert “took his first steps on the moon” and learned more about our solar system, the vast galaxy system, and the history of astronomy.

South of the Adler Planetarium, Zion-Benton Township High School Scholars visited the Museum of Science and Industry. Some of their favorite exhibits included Numbers in Nature: A Mirror Maze and Think – a new exhibit that explores how people and technology work together to solve today’s problems.

Just outside the city, near Batavia, IL, Maine East High School Scholars spent their day discovering the secrets of neutrinos at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab). Fermilab is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory specializing in high-energy particle physics.

STEM core exposures are new to Schuler programming and are designed to give Scholars an opportunity to further explore interests in science, technology, engineering and math subjects. 

Robert Chapman, Lindblom Math & Science Academy '19, takes his first steps on the moon at the Adler Planetarium.

Robert Chapman, Lindblom Math & Science Academy '19, takes his first steps on the moon at the Adler Planetarium.

Zion-Benton High School Scholars explore the new Think exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Zion-Benton High School Scholars explore the new Think exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Maine East Class of 2019 Scholars discover the secrets of neutrinos at Fermilab.

Maine East Class of 2019 Scholars discover the secrets of neutrinos at Fermilab.

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