Speech & Debate Club Monthly Meeting 

Most people generally do not like going out in a snowstorm - and especially not with all the traffic caused by it. And yet on Dec 15th, 2016, over 60 parents and kids attended the December meeting of the Elite Leadership Institute Speech/Debate Club. 

24 kids chose a topic from the list that they were presented, and gave a speech about the one that they chose. Their topics varied from Gun Control, and Drone Control, to Environmental Problems and the North Dakota Pipeline Project, to Cyber Bullying and the restriction of the internet. It was a very heart-warming sight to see all of these kids, some of them as young as 8 years old, to give a speech on a topic that they researched. 

FLL Lego Robotics State Championship Tournament 

Saturday, January 15th

โ€‹Money Smart Kids Essay Competition

Saturday, 2/11/2017 

๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆWhen:  2/11 3:30-5:00pm                               
๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆWhere : Benedictine University , Scholl Hall , Room SL217
๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆWho: Free, and Open to all Parents with Kids Grade 3 and Up
Guest Speaker: Helena Zhang

Time: 3:30-4:00pm

About Ms. Helena Zhang
Mrs. Zhang is a Committee member in Federal Reserve Bank for Money Smart Kids. Her role is to outreach  and engage public and to provide public financial service and education.
She also has more than twenty years of IT consulting and software development experiences in financial,Pharmaceutical, industrial and US government. She had worked at DOD (USMEPCOM), Abbott Labs, Takeda Pharmaceuticals and JPMorgan Chase (Bank One), Aon (Hewitt), etc. 

Meet the Superintendent
Dan Bridges, Superintendent, District 203

Sunday, January 15th, 1PM

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In his effort to reach out to the Asian community, on Sunday, January 15, Dr. Dan Bridges, Superintendent of Naperville school District 203, along with Chief  Academic Officer, Assistant Superintendent for Assessment and Analytics, Chairman of Chinese outreach, Mayor's office and Dupage County Board Member Janice Anderson, met with over 60 parents at Woodridge Public Library.

Dr. Dan answered questions regarding the direction that District 203 was going in and addressed concerns about that the parents had about their children's education.

This event was made possible by the Naperville China Committee, Mayorโ€™s Office and Elite Leadership Institute.

University of Chicago Maroon Kids Event (04/08)

University of Chicago Maroon Kids event will take place Saturday, April 8 at the Argonne National Laboratory, in southwest suburban Chicago, from 9:45 AM until 1PM. If you are interested, please send me an email at :  xiaohong@eliteleadershipinstitute.org;

Maroon Kids Students will participate in a tour given by Vukica Srajer, to view the BioCARS beam line and discuss the focus of BioCARS research on highly relevant biomedical problems that are of practical importance to both pharmaceutical and biotechnological industries, and support advancements in the dynamic understanding of materials and basic energy sciences.

Students will learn about the overall goal of user experiments: to understand basic biological, chemical and physical processes in structural and dynamic terms, at the level of atomic resolution and on a time scale from picoseonds to seconds.

BioCARS is a national user facility for synchrotron-based, dynamic studies in structural biology and the physical sciences, located at Sector 14 of the Advanced Photon Source, at Argonne National Laboratory. BioCARS is an integral part of the multi-disciplinary Center for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) run by the University of Chicago.

John Domyancich will round out the program with an overall tour of the Advanced Photon Source. The APS is a national synchrotron-radiation light source research facility funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Using high-brilliance X-ray beams from the APS, scientists conduct forefront basic and applied research in the fields of materials science and biological Science; physics and chemistry; environmental, geophysical and planetary science; and innovative X-ray instrumentation. The APS saw first light on March 26, 1995.  The related mission of the Center for Nanoscale Materials is to conduct basic research and create instrumentation to generate new scientific insights and create new materials with novel properties.

Event Signup

Please send email: xiaohong@eliteleadershipinstitute.org 

Once you receive the invite, you need to RSVP by March 28 through Eventbrite.  Tickets include lunch.  Cost: $25 per family (1 student plus 1 parent).  $15 for each additional student.  Maroon Kids requires that one parent attend per family (this is not a drop-off event).


9:45-10 AM   Meet at gate.  Staff member Diana Morgan will collect gate passes from students and parents.

10-12 Tour and Activities

12-1 Pizza lunch (Bldg. 360 control room)

 Gate Passes and Photo IDs are required at Argonne National Laboratory

On January 14, 2017, Coach Zhang led the Alpha 6 advanced to the state championship tournament at Elgin College. 64 teams attended the tournament, and each team had 4 chances to run their robot at the table. Each team pre-programmed their robot to accomplish certain tasks, and the team whose robot accomplished the most tasks won the table competition.

The teams were also judged on their project, where they presented information about a problem and a solution in the form of a skit, their core values, meaning their teamwork and other traits, and their robot design. Overall, it was a challenging but rewarding experience for all of the team members.

Any questions? Contact info@eliteleadershipinstitute.org