On-Campus Event Highlights
2013-2014 STEM Speaker Series
Preliminary Exploration of the Fauna of Costa Rica
Tue., February 4, 2014 1pm in Room 1608 Des Plaines
Bill Strond, Professor of Biology, Oakton Community College
Using digital photography to study organisms in natural settings.
On The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Wed., March 5, 2014 7pm in Rooms 1604, 1606, 1608, 1610 Des Plaines
Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
February 24, 2014 from 1pm - 3pm in Rooms 1604 & 1606 Des Plaines and Room P104 Skokie
Oakton students are welcome to participate in this one-hour competition. The level of competition questions is precalculus mathematics. Questions are from a standard syllabus in College Algebra and Trigonometry and may involve precalculus algebra, trigonometry, synthetic and analytic geometry, and probability; questions that are completely self-contained may be included as well. All questions are short-answer or multiple choice (multiple choice questions will have at least 4 response choices). No partial credit is awarded. Each student who participates in the competition will receive a certificate of participation. To be eligible for an Oakton award, a student must enroll in a credit course.
Students are permitted to use any scientific or graphics calculator that does not have a QWERTY (i.e. typewriter) keyboard. No books, mathematical tables, computers or questions are permitted during the test.
At the discretion of the moderator, students arriving before the end of the first hour may be allowed one full hour. Students who have classes until 2:50pm may be admitted at 3:00pm. The earliest time that a student can leave the competition room is 3:05pm.
The administration of this math competition shall comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act in accordance with Oakton procedures. Please contact Dorota Zak at email@example.com by Oct. 11, 2013 if you require accommodations.
Sample tests may be found at AMATYC Math League.
The top five contestants from Oakton who participated in both fall and spring semester competitions will automatically be entered into the national competition for an AMATYC scholarship. See AMATYC SML Rules for entry into national competition and award details.
For additional information about this competition at Oakton, contact Dorota Zak at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM Speaker Series sponsored by the Center for Promoting STEM and Oakton Student Government Association.
STEM Situation Simulations
Sat., Apr. 26 from 8:30a to 12:15p in Room 1600s Des Plaines
STEM Students Symposium
Tue., May 6 from 3:00p to 5:00p in Room 1550 Des Plaines
Wed., May 7 from 2:30p to 5:00p in Room 1550 Des Plaines
Oakton students present about their findings in STEM research projects. To help us order enough refreshments, register here.
7th Annual Conference for Promoting STEM
Date: Nov. 7, 2014 at 8:30am to 5:00pm
Contact Gloria Liu at email@example.com for a copy of the powerpoint presentation.
Other STEM-related activities may be found online.
Many Thanks to:
Oakton's Student Government Association who voted to support the 2013-2014 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 2013-2014 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.
Geared toward department chairs and deans, this presentation explains the benefits of instituting family-friendly policies and finding ways to retain women in the workforce. Reduce legal liability by avoiding gender bias and learn how to avoid discrimination lawsuits. For information, contact Gloria Liu at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847.635.1738.
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
Room B231, Skokie
Room 2166, Des Plaines