Lilly Experience for Teachers in STEM

Attention, Indiana STEM teachers!

Thank you for your interest in collaborating with Lilly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professionals and other teachers in our inaugural summer workshop, Lilly Experience for Teachers in STEM (LETS). The interest and response has exceeded our expectations, and we are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with many talented teachers from across Indiana.

The application period has closed, and no further applications will be accepted. Applicants who have been selected for participation in the program will be notified by March 6, 2018. For future updates about this program, please visit our partner’s website.

Sponsored by the Lilly Foundation and the ISTEM Resource Network

  • LETS Program Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: Why is Lilly hosting this program?

    A: At Lilly, we recognize that the future is bright for STEM careers in Central Indiana. We seek to partner with educators who will guide the next generation of STEM professionals into the workforce.

    Q: When will applicants be notified if they are accepted for this summer program?

    A: The application form must be submitted by February 16, 2018. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 6, 2018.

    Q: How might participants be compensated?

    A: Meals and stipend will be provided during the workshop; transportation and lodging will not be included.

    Q: What does the June 12-13 schedule look like?

    A: The event will take place June 12-13, 2018. Tours of Lilly facilities will be offered to provide examples of areas at Lilly that use STEM expertise. Lilly STEM professionals will join the teachers in small groups and share some details about their work. These small groups of teachers and Lilly employees, working together in a common discipline, will brainstorm and then prepare a lesson plan with real-world application. Opportunity will also be provided to share the lesson plans with other groups. A final detailed agenda will be provided to the selected teachers prior to the event.

    Q: How will teachers be selected for this program?

    A: Applicants will be selected to ensure diverse representations of school districts and teachers.

    Q: What becomes of the lesson plans created during the event?

    A: Participants will be able to use the lesson plans in their classrooms. Lesson plans will also be publicly available for download.

    Q: To what standards will the teams' lesson plans adhere?

    A: Lesson plans will align with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Indiana state standards. They will integrate real-world applications with elements of industry practices and transferrable skills.