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STEM Events

On-Campus Event Highlights

2015-2016 STEM Speaker Series

Spring

Oakton Robotics Team travels to Florida

Oakton Robotics Team travels to Florida to compete in the 2016 NASA Robotics Mining Competition.

SEE THE COMPETITION online - Wed May 18, Thurs May 19, Fri May 20

               primary channel https://protect.fireeye.com/url?k=241f31fd-ebeb-4273-8f0e-d087c8b6fe1c&u=http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-dlinfo <http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-dlinfo

               secondary channel https://protect.fireeye.com/url?k=a53fa180-af59-449d-9b0b-fb26e5069706&u=http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nasa-dlinfo2 


Summer

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.


 2016 - 2017

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

USA Science +  Engineering Festival at Oakton
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 made the 2016 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 in 2017 should contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu.

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 2016-2017 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
koto@oakton.edu
847.635.1268

Gloria Liu
Coordinator & Co-Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Room 2166, Des Plaines
glorial@oakton.edu
847.635.1924

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