STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
In this advanced technological era, more students than ever before are pursuing careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields. And the rewards are great! A solid STEM education provides a strong foundation to open doors for many opportunities following graduation. In fact, economic forecasts project a 20 – 33 percent increase in scientific and technical occupations within the coming decade. Oakton’s STEM program also provides a perfect springboard for transferring to a four-year college or university.
STEM200 Research (and Design) Courses
Oakton offers special STEM courses to provide STEM students with research or research and design experience. Check them out!
2012-2013 STEM Speaker Series
Intro to LEGO Robotics and Waterbotics
Andrea Blaylock, Instructor of Engineering Technology, Triton College
April 20 and May 4, 2013 at from 9am to 3pm in Room 1550 Des Plaines
**Day 1 (April 20) has been cancelled due to Des Plaines River flooding. Contact Gloria Liu email@example.com for further updates.**
STEM200 All Students Gathering
Tue., April 30 and Wed., May 1 from 3:00p to 5:00p in Room TBA Des Plaines
Hear students speak about their findings in STEM200 projects. To help us order enough refreshments, Register here.
Conference for Promoting STEM
October 25, 2013 at 8:30am to 5:00pm in Room 1610 Des Plaines
Other STEM-related activities may be found online.
Many Thanks to:
Oakton's Student Government Association who voted to support the 2012-2013 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 to provide an internship stipend to students who successfully complete STEM200 course, present their findings, and spend a minimum number of hours on the project.
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
Room B231, Skokie
Room 2166, Des Plaines