STEM Poster Competition of the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference
The Skyway STEM Competition is a poster contest designed for students in the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference to participate in STEM related disciplines. Projects will be evaluated on the student’s ability to use the process of science, as well as rational and logical thinking to answer a question related to a STEM discipline. The poster must pose a question and/or use knowledge gained through the scientific process to address the problem or question. Posters must be in a science, technology, engineering, or math related discipline. See the evaluation grid for explicit judging criteria from 2012 competition.
Oakton will be hosting the 2013 Skyway STEM Poster Competition on Friday, April 12, 2013, Rooms 1604/1606/1608/1610, Des Plaines.
Quick Guide for Oakton Students - provides basic information, deadlines, and competition directions
2012 Judges' Evaluation Grid - rubric the judges used to evaluate 2012 posters
5pm, February 26, 2013 - Oakton Students submit competition application and abstract to coordinator.
February 28, 2013 - Skyway College Coordinators submit up to 10 Student Submission Forms to Host College.
5pm, March 28, 2013 - Oakton Student submit e-copy of poster and project paper to coordinator.
NEW DEADLINE: 5pm, April 2, 2013 - Skyway College Coordinator submit e-copy of posters and project paper to Host College.
April 12, 2013 Competition takes place at Oakton Community College
Tentative Agenda (subject to change)
Arrival, set-up, and breakfast 9:00 am – 9:50 am
Judging and Workshops/Activities (3 rounds) 10:00 am – 12:50 pm
Keynote, Lunch and Awards 1:00 pm – 1:50 pm
The winners of the 2012 Skyway STEM Poster Competition at Moraine Valley Community College are:
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences Category:
1st - Melissa Walker, Waubonsee Community College, “Herbal Remedies: Using The Scientific Method To Uncover Truth In The Myth”
2nd - Lisa Booker, Waubonsee Community College, “Bird Size vs. Seed Size”
3rd - Katheryn E. Billing, Waubonsee Community College, “Vermicompost: Eisenia fetida vs. Lumbricus terrestris”
Earth Science / Physical Science / Chemistry Category:
1st - Hannah Dorn, Waubonsee Community College, “Mastodont Envionments?: Answers beneath the surface”
2nd - Carla McLaurin, Kalem Elam, & Melissa Beltran, Moraine Valley Community College, “Bottoms Up: Safety and Health awareness against human pathogen residue during toilet use”
3rd - Ashley Morris & Tiwana S. Morrison, Moraine Valley Community College, “Can a Common Food Additive Assist Coastal Communities During Environmental Disasters?”
Technology / Physics / Computer Science / Math / Engineering Category:
- Alexander Papak, Ivan Chow, Johnson Chan, Kyriakos Anastasopoulos,
Patrycja Guza, & Rohail Kidwai, Moraine Valley Community College,
“Sparking Simplicity: Constructing and Testing the Effects of Several
Variables on the Performance of Lord Kelvin’s Water Generator”
2nd - Lori Brandon, College of Lake County, “How Do You Improve Video Streaming Performance?”
3rd - Hardik Prajapati & John Kowols, Oakton Community College, “Microclimate Analysis of Oakton Community College Campus”
Best in Show:
Carla Scholpp & Dave Degrassi, McHenry County College, “Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA in the McHenry County College Biology Student Population”
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
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