YouTube co-founder Steve Chen donates $1 million to Aurora STEM school

YouTube co-founder Steve Chen is often cited as one of the Illinois tech world losses to California, but he’s putting his name on his high school alma mater in Aurora with a major gift toward a $1.9 million innovation center at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

Leaders from IMSA, a publicly funded STEM academy with about 600 10th through 12th grade students, revealed the planned center’s name, logo and renderings Wednesday at the school. The IN2 Steve and Jamie Chen Center for Innovation & Inquiry stemmed from a $1 million gift from Chen, IMSA said.

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