Fostering Innovation

Fostering Innovation

We are dedicated to supporting education that elevates student interest in math and science.

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STEM Education

We are helping nurture the next generation of scientific innovators, who will lead the way in defining tomorrow’s healthcare technologies. We partner with a number of organizations, including Northwestern University, Chicago Public Schools, and Illinois Science & Technology Institute to advance our Science@Work program. Science@Workpromotes health sciences through teacher training, hands-on projects, lab tours and more. Since the program’s inception a decade ago, Science@Work has reached 200,000+ students and about 2,600 teachers in more than 150 schools.

We also are a longtime sponsor of FIRST Robotics, which inspires young peoples' interests and participation in science, engineering and technology.

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CLC and Baxter International Inc. Create New Baxter Innovation Lab

The College of Lake County (CLC): Grayslake, Illinois has created the Baxter Innovation Lab, a space where students, teachers and industry professionals can design life-changing products, create and test prototypes and exchange their ideas with others around the globe. The lab contains the latest engineering design software, in addition to multiple 3D printers used in creating design prototypes.