STEM Events

2017-2018 STEM Speaker Series

STEM Youth Program including Robotics for Girls workshop, American Mathematics Competition preparation workshop, and summer STEM camp for middle school students


Oakton Society of Women Engineers Affiliate (Oakton SWE)

Join Oakton Society of Women Engineers to learn how to start a career in engineering and support women in engineering. Fill out the Oakton SWE membership form to begin receiving news and announcemnets of next meeting and events. Contact oaktonswe@gmail.com for more information.


Oakton Math Club
Tuesdays at 2pm, Room 2442 Des Plaines

Join other Oakton students to talk about the beauty of mathematics. Contact oaktonmathclub@gmail.com for more information.


Oakton IEEE
Tuesdays and Fridays from 3pm to 5pm, Room 2701 Des Plaines

A club for engineering students interested in making friends and robots. Currently seeking new members and officers for spring 2018. No experience necessary. Passion required. Contact IEEE.occ.2016@gmail.com for more information or to join Oakton IEEE.


Girls Who Code Club

Oakton Society of Women Engineers hosts the free Girls Who Code Club for teen girls.  Contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu for more information about new session starting in June or register online.


American Mathematics Competition (AMC) for 8th/10th/12th graders and younger
AMC 8: Nov. 13, 2018; AMC 10/12 A: Feb. 7, 019; AMC 10/12 B: Feb. 13, 2019

Oakton hosts various AMC for 8th graders and younger in November as well as 10th graders and younger and 12th graders and younger in February.


STEAM Youth Programs

Offered during the summer for elementary and middle school students, STEAM Youth Program is currently accepting registration. http://www.oakton.edu/conted/find_classes/youth/index.php



Many Thanks to:

Oakton's Student Government Association who voted to support the 2017-2018 STEM Lecture Series. This will allow CP-STEM to bring STEM speakers to campus and offer hands-on workshops.

Oakton's Educational Foundation who awarded the Center for Promoting STEM a grant in 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 to provide an internship stipend to students who successfully complete STEM research course, present their findings, and spend a minimum number of hours on the project.


STEM Events


07/02/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/04/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/09/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/11/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/16/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/18/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/23/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/25/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


07/30/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/01/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/06/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/08/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/13/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/15/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/20/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/22/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/27/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


08/29/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/03/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/05/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/10/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/12/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/17/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/19/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/24/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/26/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/01/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/03/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/08/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/10/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/15/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/17/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.