The Chicago Engineers’ Foundation (CEF) provides programming to engage and empower Chicago’s next generation of engineers.

K-12 Outreach

Presentations inspire young minds as engineers visit with students across Chicago to speak about basic engineering concepts, types of engineering, and their own personal experiences in this growing and important industry.  Presentations take place at schools and other community organizations.  CEF’s professional volunteers also give their time to support STEM fairs, science and building competitions, scholarship fairs, and other engineering-related student events.  Annually CEF volunteers participate in more than 50 different outreach activities, impacting more than 1,500 students.

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Incentive Awards

Annually Chicago Engineers’ Foundation presents up to $100,000 in merit-based Incentive Awards to Chicago students matriculating through university engineering programs nationwide.  Award recipients are eligible for renewed financial support through four years of undergraduate studies.

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Student Success Initiatives

Incentive Award recipients participate in a variety of networking, mentoring, and workforce development activities designed to build a student’s professional presence and help achieve engineering career goals.

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Engineering Career & Scholarship Resources

Chicago Engineers Foundation maintains a page of various engineering-related scholarship opportunities, student camps, and career resources for future engineers and their families.

Learn more about Additional Resources.