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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.

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CyberStart America 
A free national program for high school students to master cybersecurity as a gateway to the industry, up their digital skills, and compete for college scholarships!

Do you like gaming or puzzles? Do you excel at games like Fortnite, or enjoy RPGs like Among Us or D&D? Do you crave creativity through games like Minecraft, or love the idea of coding your own Roblox games in a programming language? CyberStart America could be just the at-home problem-solving challenge you’re seeking...

March 8, 2021 | Registration Closes
March 8, 2021Deadline to qualify for National Cyber Scholarship Competition (20% of Game completed)
April 5-6, 2021National Cyber Scholarship Competition

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 the first three volumes in the series here


The Illinois General Assembly authorized the Illinois Department of the Lottery to offer a special instant scratch-off game for the benefit of school STEAM programming with Public Act 101-0561.  More information regarding the School STEAM Grant Program will be available from the Illinois State Board of Education in fall 2020.

Please submit STEAM ideas, comments, questions, or suggestions using our contact us form.