News from the Aurora University community

Local foundation establishes scholarships for Aurora University STEM program

The Schmidgall Family Foundation has awarded $39,600 to Aurora University to provide scholarships so that financially vulnerable high school students can attend the university’s new Michael J. Birck Innovation Engineering Program.

Tellabs Foundation awards $1 million to Aurora University to fund facilities and scholarships for high school STEM initiative

The Tellabs Foundation recently awarded $1 million to develop, house and provide scholarships for a new STEM education program at Aurora University that is targeted at high school students.

AU’s STEM Partnership School isn’t just for kids

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There’s a great deal of learning going on at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School at Aurora University — and it’s not confined to the third- through eighth-graders who attend classes there.

Eighth-graders celebrate their final year at STEM school

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Students at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School who completed the eighth grade this week celebrated that milestone in a ceremony Tuesday night in Aurora University’s Perry Theatre.

STEM Partnership School student wins national robotics competition, advances to world championships in Qatar

World Robot Olympiad national competition

Kaiya Hollister, a fifth grader at the John C. Dunham STEM Partnership School, won the World Robot Olympiad (WRO) national competition this past weekend. Team RoboGals was comprised of Hollister and Jensie Coonradt, 9, of Oswego.

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