Ellman STEAMAccademy2022 FBNAPERVILLE – State Senator Laura Ellman is hosting a STEAM Academy for local students to get them excited about science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

“Kids don’t get a lot of exposure to people who work in science or tech fields,” said Ellman (D-Naperville). “There are so many people right here in our community doing exciting and interesting jobs in STEAM. This program is meant to put these opportunities and ideas within reach of our students and give them real-life inspiration.”

Beginning in September 2022, Ellman will take students on monthly tours of local STEAM facilities and bring in special guests to talk about their work in a STEAM field. Participating students will get exclusive insight into what it’s like to work in a STEAM profession and learn what they can do now to land a job in a STEAM field after graduation. Participation in the STEAM Academy is free.

Students from Bolingbrook, Carol Stream, Lisle, Naperville, Wheaton, Warrenville, or West Chicago who are between the ages of 11 and 14 are invited to apply. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 12, and selected applicants will be notified by Friday, Aug. 19.

“I’m so excited for this opportunity to help students find out what sparks their curiosity,” said Ellman.

For more information and to apply online, visit www.SenatorLauraEllman.com/STEAM2022. Questions can be directed to her office at 630-601-9961.