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. Oakton SWE Affiliate meets biweekly on Thursdays at 3pm in Rooms 2546 Des Plaines and C240 Skokie. Contact for more information or to join. Fill out the Oakton SWE membership form to begin receiving news and announcemnets of next meeting and events.

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

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

Oakton IEEE
Tuesdays at 3pm, Room 2701 Des Plaines

Contact for more information or to join Oakton IEEE.

STEM Scouts Junior Lab (for grades 3 through 5)

STEM Scouts Technology Lab (for grades 6 through 8)

Please contact Kristen Vogt at for more information and to register for 2017-2018.

AMATYC Student Mathematics League - Mathematics Competition for Oakton Students

Mon., Feb. 26 from 2pm to 4pm in Rooms 1604 Des Plaines and Room A151 Skokie

Oakton hosts the AMATYC Student Mathematics League for Oakton Students. Participants have 60 minutes to answer 20 multiple-choice questions for a chance to win an award from Oakton. Students may arrive as late as 3pm on the scheduled date to participate in the competition, but students who finish answering questions early will not be allowed to leave competition site before 3pm. Names of top performers are forwarded to AMATYC SML to be ranked with other students for national recognition and a chance to win the Charles Miller Memorial Scholarship. Students may use any scientific or graphing calculator that does not have a QWERTY keyboard. Past competition questions and answer key are available at AMATYC SML Competition Questions page.

American Mathematics Competition (AMC) for 12th graders and younger

AMC 10/12A on Feb. 7, 2018 at 4:30pm in Room 1604, Des Plaines
AMC 10/12B on Feb. 15, 2018 at 4:30pm in Room 1604, Des Plaines

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. To researve a seat to participate, register online.

CANCELLED until further notice - Advancing Technology by Advising Governments

Tue., Dec. 5, 6:30pm, networking, 7 pm lecture Room 1625 Des Plaines

Russell Harrison, Director of Government Relations for the IEEE-USA

USA Science +  Engineering Festival at Oakton
Sat., April 28, 10:00a to 2:30p, Rooms 1608 and 1610 Des Plaines

Free and open to the public. Appropriate for families and college students. This year's companies and organizations: Am Society of Civil Engineers - UIC, American Nuclear Society, Civil Air Patrol - Illinois Wing, Hamfesters Radio Club, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Oakton Nursing, Optical Society of Chicago, Illinois Science & Arts Academy, STEM Scouts, The Think Tank - University of Chicago, AeroVista Innovations, International Foundation of Microbiology and Science Skills Center, and Altebot. We invite companies and organizations to join us next year on Sat., TBA.
Companies and organizations interested in serving as an exhibitor and/or workshop presenter in 2018 should contact Gloria Liu at

 Complete STEM-related activities may be found online.

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

12/05/2017 - Engineering, Government, and where they meet
The IEEE student branch and the STEM department will host Russell Harrisson, who is the director of government relations for IEEE-USA. </break> Russell Harrison is a lobbyist for the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers, and he will talk about advancing technology on the hill and efforts to provide cutting edge information to government agencies and legislators charged with making decisions on technology.