Lilly Experience for Teachers in STEM
Lilly and our employees are actively engaged in improving education on numerous fronts. In June 2018, Lilly hosted the inaugural Lilly Experience for Teachers in STEM (LETS) workshop to great success. Through LETS, 75 teachers of STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) from across Indiana came to Lilly for two days to brainstorm and develop STEM lesson plans.
The teachers learned about STEM-related careers at Lilly and toured our research and manufacturing operations. Following the tours, more than 50 Lilly volunteers worked with the teachers in small groups to develop practical STEM lesson plans and engaging experiments for their students. The lesson plans will be made publically available so that other teachers can borrow creative ideas.
LETS is just one part of Lilly’s STEM efforts to ensure more Hoosier children – especially those from underserved communities – are exposed to and excited about STEM and related careers. These efforts ladder up to numerous local and state education programs, including Ascend Indiana, which helps ensure companies like Lilly can access the talent pipeline they need.
You can read more about LETS in this story in Chalkbeat, an education publication. This program will be replicated in the future, and the planning team will focus on ways to continually enhance the event experience for participants.