The United States Minority Contractors Association (USMCA) has launched a new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (“STEM”) Educational Foundation curriculum for under-represented minority students currently attending Chicagoland schools. The STEM program will inspire students to ask questions, identify challenges, probe new techniques and create solutions in these disciplines. Access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education by these students is sorely needed throughout the United States. The USMCA STEM program will help advance access by students in targeted communities to courses by utilizing professionals within the USMCA to offer educational and training opportunities that will guide local youths towards pursuing advanced degrees and careers in Science, Technology, and Engineering, and Mathematics fields.

Board of Directors:
Rev. Larry S. Bullock, Chairman
Mr. Chetan Kale, P.E., President
Mr. Bernie Held, Secretary
Ms. Vivian McGrew, Finance Chair

Dr. Sanjeev Bandi, PhD
Atty. Robert Block
Dr. Gale Frazier
Ms. Teresa Hollingbird-Jackson
Mr. Michael Houston
Dr. Catherine O'Connor
Mr. Ken Webb, Sr.
Mr. Elmer Rhodes
Dr. Johnny Mullins
Dr. Charner Rodgers
Dr. Regina Berry
Ms. Regina Rahman
Mr. Thomas C. Settles

Small_phonecall-email_m-300x250 Interested in joining the STEM Educational Foundation Advisory Board?

Please contact us at 847-352-5010 or

Please click on the link below to download the Scholarship Application.

Once completed, please send to
Our goal for this year's Dinner Banquet is to recognize key leadership in the fields of construction, business, and government sectors. We will be recognizing Industry Leaders in Construction, Engineering, and Professional Services. The Anniversary Awards Banquet is noted for tremendous networking opportunities. We encourage networking with these diverse multicultural and strategic community leaders.

We urge you to invite your suppliers and business associates to join you for this year's gala. Become a part of the 27th Annual Banquet by purchasing ad space in our Souvenir Booklet.

We will be presenting ten (10) scholarships to students who have been selected by the STEM Board of Directors. Students will be present at this years gala to receive the scholarships. 

Donate to the USMCA STEM Foundation