Scientists for Tomorrow
Scientists for Tomorrow is an initiative offered by the Science Institute in the Department of Science and Mathematics at Columbia College Chicago (CCC) in collaboration with selected Chicago community organizations, the CCC Department of Education, and Chicago area informal science education providers including the Museum of Science and Industry, the Field Museum and the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance.
The Scientists for Tomorrow program is founded in the Science Institute’s rich history of providing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workshops and internships for Chicago area youth. The program content emphasizes engineering methods and awareness about environmental topics and issues. The program is also testing a model for preparation of non-science major, pre-service teachers to deliver informal science education modules in after school programming.