The iSTEM Program at EIU
What is iSTEM?
Inclusion in STEM! iSTEM brings together students from underrepresented groups in the STEM disciplines and faculty committed to encouraging and empowering these students. Our iSTEM group includes those in the sciences, social sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics and computer science fields. We have an active peer mentoring program that offers freshmen, sophomores, and transfer students the necessary support they may need during the critical early years of their college career in a STEM major. Participants in the program (mentees) will be paired with an upperclassman mentor who has exceled at EIU in a similar discipline. As well, the group meets two to three times a semester for social and professional engagement opportunities.
Request a mentor -- Read our mentorship guidelines.
Request to become a peer mentor -- Some of our amazing peer mentors:
Job and research opportunities
Professional development resources for students
2023–2024 iSTEM Advisory Committee
Alejandra Alvarado - Mathematics and Computer Science
Michael Beck - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Gary Bulla - Biological Sciences
Tom Canam - Biological Sciences
Jake Crandall - Geology and Geography
Mona Davenport - Dean of Student Success
Kirstin Duffin - Booth Library (Co-Director)
Eden Effert-Fanta - Biological Sciences (Co-Director)
Katherine Lewandowski - Geology and Geography
Andrew Mertz - Mathematics and Computer Science
Steven Pellizzeri - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Tiffany Pellizzeri - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Joseph Tillman - Engineering Technology & Physics