In Search Of Genius Event

In Search of Genius is a program that provides children living in underserved areas with compelling opportunities to discover new life skills and explore the worlds of science. They work with Chicago Public Schools and local university science student mentors.

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John Hancock
"Professor Genius" gets ready for the day.
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Gerald Doyle, Vice Provost, Undergraduate Admission & Financial Aid, Illinois Institute of Technology and son, Gerry Walanka, ISOG Founder, Raymon Nettles, IIT Student, Russell Betts, Dean, Illinois Institute of Technology and Professor Genius.
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"Professor Genius" hosts a jeopardy challenge for the students.
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The audience eagerly awaits the awards ceremony.
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Students participate in an anatomy challenge.
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Pinal County Sheriff's Department
Science Mentor, Brian Wright, guides the students in an anatomy challenge.
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Adrina Mocciola
Students participate in an engineering challenge.
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Students participate in an anatomy challenge.
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Students participate in an anatomy challenge.
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In Search of Genius Founder Gerry Walanka kicks off the competetion.
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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addresses the students on the importance of science and technology.
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Students participate in Jeopardy challenge.
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Kay Volk, Deputy of Teaching and Learning, CPS and John Loehrm, Science Director, CPS, express their support of ISOG.
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NBC Chicago's LeeAnn Trotter inspires students to succeed and believe in themselves.
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Jason Wetzel, Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart, expresses Walmart's support for ISOG.
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Walmart donates $70,000 to In Search of Genius; Alderman Ameya Pawar, Kali Raoul and Gerry Walanka accept the check.
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Robyn Boshers, Program Director and Carly Armstrong, Operations Manager, of In Search of Genius are recognized for their work.
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LeeAnn Trotter strikes a pose with winners.
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Philadelphia Police
Raymond Nettles awards medals to students.
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Courtesy of the Wombats
The overall winners from Symth Elementary with Kali Raoul.
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