About us

This project represents a collaboration between researchers, graduate students, staff and extension educators at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and teachers, staff, students and administrators in the Waukegan Public Schools.

Funding was provided, in part, with a public engagement grant from the University of Illinois.

Michelle R. Nelson, Associate Professor

Dale Kehr, Extension Educator

Teachers from the Waukegan School District
Teachers from the Waukegan School District


Additional assistance by:

Photographs for the print advertising: Stephanie Adams

Advertisements: Xuan Qin, Priyanka Bose

Help with research: Amy Restko, Yilin(Coco) Ren