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Congressman Randy Hultgren

Representing the 14th District of ILLINOIS

Join the STEM Scholars Program!

May 26, 2017
Press Release
Rep. Hultgren Announces Second Annual Youth Leadership Program for High School Students

Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Randy Hultgren (IL-14) today announced applications are now being accepted for STEM Scholars, a 14th Congressional District youth leadership program encouraging highly-motivated and energetic high school students to become ambassadors in their communities for the possibilities provided by science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Watch the video below for more information:

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“Last year, 19 high school students from across the 14th District became the first class of STEM Scholars, and delved deep into the hands-on opportunities provided by the program,” said Rep. Hultgren, member of the Committee on Space, Science and Technology and co-chairman of the STEM Education Caucus. “Next year we again hope to give students the opportunity to advance their interests in the STEM field while at the same time having fun in the process. I’m accepting applications—so apply now!”

The #STEMScholars program includes programming specifically designed to expose students to STEM careers and to build STEM leadership qualities and skills. STEM Scholars will grow their leadership skills through presentations, higher-level discussions and on-site visits to some of the 14th District’s premier facilities.

Last school year, Rep. Hultgren and the STEM Scholars worked alongside food flavoring professionals measuring chocolate syrup to see how it mixed and tasted differently with different types of milk, seen first-hand the partnership a local business has with NASA’s Space Launch System which could carry our astronauts to Mars, engaged in hands-on learning with flight simulators, observed the ways in which companies like Caterpillar, Rolls-Royce, and Microsoft are collaborating together with dozens of universities in a regional hub in downtown Chicago, and even talked to STEM professionals about their careers at a local science museum.

The STEM Scholars program runs from September 2017 through April 2018. The deadline to apply is July 31, 2017. For more information and to apply online, please visit