EvanSTEM is a public-private partnership project housed within District 65 with the goal of creating an Evanston ecosystem of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) educators, program providers, industry leaders and professionals to increase underrepresented student success in STEM programs, courses, and ultimately careers.
Questions? Need Help?
We are happy to answer any questions about the challenge and/or help with coding issues. Complete the form below using a non-D65 email, and we will respond as soon as we can. Be sure to check out our FAQ page before submitting. We add all questions with answers to this page, and someone may have already asked your question.
The Code It! Challenge Staff
The Code It! Challenge is supported by staff from Evanston Public Library, Family Focus, and MetaMedia. Meet the staff both behind and in front of the webcams that made this challenge this possible. Please contact us with any questions you have about the challenge.
Chijioke W. (She/Her)
If you want to find Chi, look up! More often than not, she’s reading a book on a rooftop or in a tree somewhere. Chi enjoys teaching drumming, learning new skills, listening to podcasts, and writing her own Audio Drama. She’s excited to be a part of the Code-it challenge, and psyched to polish her coding skills while helping others improve their own.
Robert Crown Branch Assistant
Teen Engagement Coordinator
I have always had a passion for science since I was a kid (kind of like Ada Twist the Scientist and Iggy Peck the Architect). I love conducting experiments and inventing things. I enjoy working with my hands, problem solving and not knowing what the outcome will be! Science will always be cool.
Stem Experiences Library Assistant
Kennedy can be found on the first floor of EPL at Children’s creating fun maker programs for tweens. They have a passion for blending their love for science and art as a way to help build their own creative thinking and storytelling skills. Coding is just one of the many ways to tell a story and the hope is that through art, we will find many more.
Hey, I’m Jason and I work at the Evanston Public Library. Just trying to live it up the best I can.
Music Library Assistant
My background is in music, theatre, and multimedia design. You can find me in the Loft teaching percussion or music production. I love helping youth discover their creative potential. Gaming is definitely one of my passions. I have played and owned every game console from Atari until now, except for a Sega CD or Dreamcast. I think gaming will always be a part of my life.
Young Adult Librarian
You can find Tyler in the Loft at the Evanston Public Library where he plans Anime Club, suggests amazing fantasy books to read, and programs robots. When he isn’t at the library, you will most likely find him eating pizza, figuring out how to program, or watching whatever TV show he is obsessed with.