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STEM Events

On-Campus Event Highlights

2015-2016 STEM Speaker Series


AMC 10 and 12 (American Mathematics Competition for 10th graders and younger or 12th graders and younger)
Wed., Feb.. 17, 4:30pm, Room 1604 Des Plaines, Parents waiting area - Room 1603 Des Plaines
Register online.

A Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
Santosh L. Saraf, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Tue., Feb. 23, 2016 at 1pm, in Room 1604 Des Plaines and streaming live in Room C240 Skokie

College Math Competition
Mon., Feb. 29, 2:30pm, Rooms 1604 - 1606 Des Plaines and Room P103 Skokie

Engineering Pizza Night Thu., Mar. 10, 7pm, Room 1606 Des Plaines

Meet members of the Illinois Society of Professional Engineers to learn about various engineering fields including civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical, and other concentrations. RSVP by March 3 to help ensure enough pizzas are ordered.

Skyway STEM Poster Competition
Fri., Apr. 22, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Waubonsee Community College

USA Science +  Engineering Festival at Oakton
Sat., Apr. 2, 2016
Open Session from 10:00a to 2:30p in Rooms 1608 and 1610 Des Plaines
Register for a workshop in February.
Companies and organizations interested in serving as an exhibitor and/or workshop presenter should contact Gloria Liu at for more information or register.

Tech Savvy
Sat., Apr. 16, 8:30am - 3pm, Rooms 1604 - 16010 Des Plaines
For girls 6th through 9th grade, their parents, and teachers. Registration opens in February.


College Math Competition Award Ceremony
Mon., May 2 at 3:30p in Room TBA Des Plaines

STEM Students Symposium
Tue., May 3 from 3:00p to 5:00p in Room TBA Des Plaines
Oakton students present about their findings in STEM research projects. To help us order enough refreshments, r
egister here.


Summer Youth STEM Learning for students between 8 and 14 years old

STEM Students Symposium
Wed., Jul. 27 from 2:30p in Room TBA Des Plaines

Oakton students present about their findings in STEM research projects.

 Fall 2016

10th Annual Conference for Promoting STEM for Educators Nov. 4, 2016 at 8:30am to 3:00pm, Room TBA Des Plaines

Complete 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.

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Contact STEM

Joe Kotowski
Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
Room B231, Skokie
Gloria Liu
Coordinator & Co-Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Room 2166, Des Plaines
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