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STEAM (STEM + Art & Design)

Recognizing the increasing role that arts and design play in the evolution of STEM, Northwestern University engages students’ whole brain in STEAM education. Building off of this model, the Partnership Office connects resources to help ETHS stay at the cutting edge of STEAM education.
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We want to disrupt labels like innovator, entrepreneur, or even engineer, and instead train a new generation of people who have not only the functional technical skills, but broader contextual and collaborative abilities to truly innovate.”

Julio Ottino, Dean of the McCormick School of Engineering

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Blending science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics

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STEAM Design thinking and innovation course

Modeled after Northwestern University’s Segal Design Institute, ETHS’s STEAM Research and Design course engages students at the intersection of STEM and the Arts.

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Scientific images

ETHS hosts Northwestern’s Science in Society gallery opening allowing students to showcase their work and interact with research scientists and engineers.

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STEAM Research and Design summer program

A summer program, led by Northwestern faculty and ETHS staff, for high school student introducing them to STEAM concepts and processes.

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Geometry in Construction

A course at ETHS where students build a house each year that becomes affordable housing in the community.

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