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STEM Poster Competition of the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference

The Skyway STEM Competition is a poster contesIllinois Skyway Collegiate Conference logot 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. 

The 2014 Competition was held on April 25, 2014 at Morton College, 3801 S Central Ave, Cicero, IL 60804.

Please check back in November or December for date and information about the 2015 Competition.

 


 

2014 Skyway STEM Poster Competition description, rules, and submission

 

Oakton 2014 Deadlines

5pm, February 28, 2014    Oakton Students submit competition application and abstract online.

March 7, 2014    Oakton submits up to 10 projects to represent the institution. Oakton students will be informed if your project has been selected among the ten. Students should use the time between March 7 and April 7 to complete your research and project, create a poster according to the rules and prepare a paper to explain your work.

April  7 , 2014    Poster and paper due.

April 25, 2014    Competition takes place at Morton College (Gloria Liu will provide details on departure time and location for group travel to competition site.)

Tentative Agenda
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

 


2014 Skyway STEM Poster Competition Winners

BIOLOGY

Ammar Elmajdoub and Julia Prieto - "The Allelopathic Effects of the shrub Rhamnus cathartica" -  First Place in Biology
with Dr. Paul Gulezian, Dr. Chad Landrie, and Dr. Gary Mines as project advisors

ENGINEERING

Inamullah Sharif and Mahavish Mahmood - "Lunabotics Excavation" - Third Place in Engineering
with Angelo Gero as project advisor

For a complete list, visit Skyway Conference STEM Poster Contest

2013 Skyway STEM Poster Competition Winners

CHEMISTRY

1st Place
Preparation and Development of Novel Diaminomaleonitrile-Derived Porpyrazine Photosensitizers
Oakton Community College
Kenneth Gore, Hyun Lee, and Elina Golsteyn

2nd Place
Preparation of Biodiesel Surrogates by Stereoselective Hydrogenation of 3 Alkynoates
Oakton Community College
Miae Lee, An Lam and Min Ho Lee

3rd Place
The Reactions of Sucralose in the Presence of Emulsifiers
McHenry County College
Alejandra Hernandez

PHYSICAL SCIENCE, PHYSICS, ENGINEERING AND MATHEMATICS

1st Place
Lovie Smith, NFL and Separating Hyperplanes (Mathematics)
Prairie State College
Timothy Colin Dannels

2nd Place
Environmental Sensor (Engineering)
Oakton Community College
Hsiang-Yi Tseng

3rd Place
The Effects of Hydrophilic and Hydrophobic Interactions on Melting (Physical Science)
Moraine Valley Community College
Matt Dixon, Leah Stankus, Sara Dunn, David Dunn

LIFE SCIENCE AND EARTH SCIENCE

Tie 1st Place
Development of Three Dimensional Alginate Culture System for A549 Lung Cancer Cell Line Oakton Community College
Nicholas Sielski, Leandro Brahimaj, Mariya Radkevich, Razina Hakimiyan

Tie 1st Place
Microarray Comparisons of Male and Female Brains
Prairie State College
Vikki Jones

2nd Place
Extinguishing Your Heartburn or Your Wallet?
Waubonsee Community College
Jonathan Richards

3rd Place
Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing in Staphylococcus aureus isolates from McHenry County College Employees
McHenry County College
Patricia Kusek and Tara Nathan


 

2012 Skyway STEM Poster Competition Winners

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES/LIFE SCIENCES
1st Place
Herbal Remedies: Using The Scientific Method To Uncover Truth In The Myth
Waubonsee Community College
Melissa Walker

2nd Place
Bird Size vs. Seed Size
Waubonsee Community College
Lisa Booker

3rd Place
Vermicompost: Eisenia fetida vs. Lumbricus terrestris
Waubonsee Community College
Katheryn E. Billing

EARTH SCIENCE/PHYSICAL SCIENCE/CHEMISTRY

1st Place
Mastodont Envionments?:  Answers beneath the surface
Waubonsee Community College
Hannah Dorn

2nd Place
Bottoms Up: Safety and Health awareness against human pathogen residue during toilet use
Moraine Valley Community College
Carla McLaurin, Kalem Elam, & Melissa Beltran

3rd Place
Can a Common Food Additive Assist Coastal Communities During Environmental Disasters?
Moraine Valley Community College
Ashley Morris & Tiwana S. Morrison

TECHNOLOGY/PHYSICS?COMPUTER SCIENCE/MATH/ENGINEERING

1st Place
Sparking Simplicity: Constructing and Testing the Effects of Several Variables on the Performance of Lord Kelvin’s Water Generator
Moraine Valley Community College
Alexander Papak, Ivan Chow, Johnson Chan, Kyriakos Anastasopoulos, Patrycja Guza, & Rohail Kidwai

2nd Place
How Do You Improve Video Streaming Performance?
College of Lake County
Lori Brandon

3rd Place
Microclimate Analysis of Oakton Community College Campus
Oakton Community College
Hardik Prajapati & John Kowols

BEST in SHOW
Nasal Carriage of Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA in the McHenry County College Biology Student Population
McHenry County College
Carla Scholpp & Dave Degrassi

See Skyway website for winners of 2011 STEM poster competition.

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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