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Member Spotlight


The Illinois Biotechnology Innovation Organization (iBIO) is a life sciences industry association that represents the nearly 88,000 life sciences employees at member companies, universities, service providers and venture firms. iBIO promotes the industry’s value to the public and policymakers; connects innovators to investment and talent; stimulates collaboration and fosters the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to transform patient lives through groundbreaking research and works to grow the Illinois economy.

iBIO delivers industry-led STEM programs for teachers and students, thereby inspiring the next generation of innovators and helping restore America’s leadership in technology education. To learn more about iBIO and its programs, visit

Education experts have found that despite the high priority that is place on STEM in schools, efforts to expand female interest in STEM are not working as well as intended. iBIO’s two programs, StellarGirls and STEMGirls camps are focused on addressing this challenge by providing inclusive programs for girls grades 3-8 focused on engaging hands on activities, exposure to influential female leaders in STEM careers, and real world examples of how STEM is used.

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