Photo Credit: iBIO Institutes Stellar Girls Program Website

In 2018, the D. Jones Family Charitable Foundation contributed to the iBIO Institute’s EDUCATE Center. According to its website, the iBIO center’s mission is to deliver industry-led STEM programs for teachers and students, thereby inspiring the next generation of innovators and helping restore America’s leadership in technology education. The iBIO Institute’s approach is to connect Illinois classrooms with the real world of biotechnology and science-based industry through hands-on biotechnology lab activities, tours of industry research and development facilities and authentic, interdisciplinary problem-centered learning experiences. Read More

Encouraging Stellar Girls

This year’s gift went specifically to help fund iBIO’s Stellar Girls Program. According to the website, Stellar Girls inspires young women to enter into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers by introducing girls in Grades 3-8 to current, interesting, “Big Ideas” in STEM fields. Through weekly after-school program activities, students engage in hands-on activities, interact with STEM professionals and other volunteers and explore how STEM is used to Feed, Fuel, Heal and Save the World. Read More 

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