STEM Events

On-Campus Event Highlights

2015-2016 STEM Speaker Series


STEM Youth Program

USA Science +  Engineering Festival at Oakton
Sat., Apr. 2, 2016 (Next year tentative date: Sat., Apr. 8, 2017)
Open Session from 10:00a to 2:30p in Rooms 1608 and 1610 Des Plaines
Free and open to the public. Appropriate for families and college students. Many thanks to the exhibitors who make this event possible: Am Society of Civil Engineers - UIC, American Nuclear Society, Beckatt Solutions (3D printing), Civil Air Patrol - Illinois Wing, Hamfesters Radio Club, Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Midwest Torrance Ctr for Creativity, Oakton Nanotechnology, Oakton Nursing, Optical Society of Chicago, Illinois Science & Arts Academy, STEM Scouts, The Think Tank - University of Chicago, and littleBits.
Companies and organizations interested in serving as an exhibitor and/or workshop presenter next year should contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu.

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

A Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
RESCHEDULED Tue., Apr. 5, 2016 at 1pm, in Room 1606 Des Plaines and streaming live in Room C240 Skokie
Santosh L. Saraf, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Dr. Saraf will discuss the new breakthrough cure for sickle cell disease pioneered at the University of Illinois at Chicago Hospital. He will explain the predictors of mortality and indications for allogeneic stem sell transplantation, the role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation, and its clinical and laboratory effects in sickle cell disease. He will also describe the current challenges and barriers for allogeneic stem cell transplantation specific to sickle cell disease.

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

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, register 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.