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High schoolers take on missiles, solar energy in STEM Challenge

High schoolers take on missiles, solar energy in STEM Challenge

Hundreds of high school students offered solutions to local and international problems at the 2015 STEM Challenge at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on May 20. The Illinois Science & Technology Institute and the Research and Development STEM Learning Exchange created the STEM Challenge in response to research that suggests a rapidly growing demand for careers in science, technology, engineering and math in Illinois. Ideas that students presented at the challenge covered numerous industries, including health care, water management, national security and behavioral economics. Oak Park and River Forest High School students Carolyn Santos and Jonah Harlan were part of an ambitious team...

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