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 oaktonswe@gmail.com 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 oaktonmathclub@gmail.com for more information.


Oakton IEEE
Tuesdays at 3pm, Room 2701 Des Plaines

Contact IEEE.occ.2016@gmail.com for more information or to join Oakton IEEE.


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


Engineering Pizza Night Wed., Mar. 7, 7:00pm, Room 1610 Des Plaines

Come meet engineers who represent Electrical, Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, and Environmental engineering fields from the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers. First 45 minutes will be a presentation on general requirements and expectations of engineering as well as a discussion of the benefits and requirements of obtaining a Professional Engineer (PE) license. Following general discussion, attendees will have an opportunity to speak with professional engineers in smaller table breakout session to learn about specific engineering fields and what it takes to participate in an engineering internship.

Contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu if you have any questions.

RSVP by Fri., Mar. 2 to ensure enough pizza is served.


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, and Chicago section of Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers. 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 glorial@oakton.edu.


 STEM Students Symposium
Tue., May 1, 2018 and Wed., May 2, 2018 at 2:30pm, Room 1625 Des Plaines

STEM students present their research. Students interested in presenting their STEM project should contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu to be assigned a time slot.



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.


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