Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) impact every aspect of our daily lives and the reach of these subjects knows no boundaries across the world. With rapid changes in these areas transforming our global workforce, it is critical that all of our students understand and ideally experience the importance and breadth of STEAM course offerings and digital literacy opportunities through their educational endeavors.
DoIT supports all efforts to instill innovation and passion for STEAM in all students beginning with our youngest learners in pre-kindergarten through postsecondary education. DoIT has a vested interest in the development of a digitally literate workforce that cultivates creativity and advances all areas of STEAM. This website is focused on connecting students and educators with diverse and easily accessible STEAM opportunities.
2021 Illinois State Fair Tech Prairie STEAM Expo
August 18-22, 2021
PRESS RELEASE: DoIT to Present Tech Prairie STEAM EXPO at 2021 Illinois State Fair
Last Call for Expo Sponsors and Exhibitors
"Springfield, IL - The Illinois Department of Innovation & Technology (DoIT) will debut the Tech Prairie STEAM Expo at this year’s Illinois State Fair. The event will provide fairgoers with opportunities to experience the many ways Illinois is advancing the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).
Along with DoIT, the STEAM Expo is being presented by the University of Illinois Extension 4-H, Illinois Innovation Network, Learning Technology Center of Illinois and Illinois Digital Educators Alliance (IDEA). The Expo will be held from August 18-22, 2021 in the Orr Building and will highlight Drone and Esports competitions, as well as many innovations and emerging career and educational opportunities in STEAM fields being advanced throughout the state."
Visit the Expo's offical page here to learn more about the STEAM Expo and follow updates as August approaches.
STEAM Innovation Webinar (Recorded Session)
The DoIT STEAM Education Group hosted a STEAM Innovation Webinar with two Illinois K12 teachers on April 8th to discuss integration of VR technology into K12 classrooms as well as the Tech Prairie STEAM Expo at the 2021 Illinois State Fair in August. Click on the image or here to watch.
If you're interested in the VR Soils Curriculum, click here
to learn more.
DoIT STEAM Newsletter
Introducing the DoIT STEAM Newsletter series! Each month the DoIT STEAM Education team is producing this new resource for students, teachers, and the education community to send right into your email inbox via this e-Newsletter. If you wish to be added to the mailing list, please fill out the contact us form
Find all past volumes in the Newsletter
section of our website.
Please submit STEAM ideas, comments, questions, or suggestions using our contact us form.