Become an Education Partner

Come see us at upcoming conferences in 2024!

Say hi, ask questions, learn about MMLI resources & curriculum.

Join the next cohort to introduce your students to new learning tools that use artificial intelligence and chemistry to approach critical issues such as environmental justice.

At MMLI, we believe that many of the greatest challenges facing society today have molecular solutions that await discovery. Currently, only a small fraction of the global population can help discover these solutions due to traditional barriers that limit people’s access to chemistry and the molecule making process. MMLI aims to shatter these barriers and democratize molecular innovation by giving everyone access to artificial intelligence- (AI-) powered molecule making tools and our state-of-the-art science facility equipped with semi-automated chemical robots!

As a first step to expand and diversify MMLI’s in-school as well as after school educational programs across Illinois, we are actively seeking to connect with high- and middle-school educators/teachers who will partner with us on designing, implementing, and improving students’ access to our AI-powered chemistry curricula that are conceptualized to integrate human centered design, elements of function first science, and meet NGSS guidelines at the highest levels. We specifically welcome partnerships from educators and teachers from historically underrepresented institutions/communities. Learn more about our ongoing programs here.

Our education partners will receive training on our Digital Molecule Maker, our MMLI in a Box, and suggestions from our team on how to incorporate these tools into your in-school as well as after-school activities. We need your guidance and feedback to help us improve these tools – What works with your students? What doesn’t work with your students? 

Other benefits include:

  • University of Illinois affiliation and opportunities for compensation.
  • Access to University tools including tours of the molecule maker lab, demo of synthesis robots connected to DMM, discussion and connection with MMLI researchers and faculty.
  • Asynchronous professional development. 
  • On campus training/professional development opportunities.
  • Activities tailored to your students.

To participate, please let us know your interest by completing this form: