STEM200 Research (and Design) Courses

Make the most of your semester at Oakton! Take a STEM research course and jump into a “real world” project. Earn up to four independent study credit hours in science, technology, engineering, and math.
(1) Spend at least 30 hours on the project in the enrolled semester, and
(2) Present your findings at a STEM Students Symposium

In summer 2016, STEM Students Symposium will be held on Wed., Jul. 27.

Each course is worth two credits and students may enroll in as many as desired. However, no more than four credits may be applied toward an Oakton degree.

Before enrolling, contact the project advisor to learn more about the topic and frequency of meetings (on campus, online, and off campus). Once you find the best fit, contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu, 847-635-1738, to obtain an Independent Study Contract to enroll.

If you are a high school student interested in participating in one of these projects, please complete a concurrent enrollment form and receive approval from Student Recruitment & Outreach to enroll.

If you are a scientists, engineers, and researchers, please contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu for more information about becoming a project advisor or supporting student research.

Summer 2016

Computer Science

INS 200 - 001 - Larry Tomczyk, larry@oakton.edu – The Internet of Everything/Raspberry Pi

The Internet of Everything (IoE) is the networked connection of people, process, data and things. As more people, data and things come online, we develop processes to harness the vast amounts information being generated by all these connected people and things. After students learn the fundamental concepts and technologies that enable the IoE, students will implement the concepts in a project/problem solving approach utilizing network enabled Raspberry Pi technology.

INS 200 - 003 - Larry Tomczyk, larry@oakton.edu – Computer, Information, and Network Security Research


ENG 200 - 004 - Helen Skop, hskop@oakton.edu - Development of Waste Heat, Water & Emission Recovery Sys for Indst Bakery

ENG 200 - 006 - Angelo Gero, agero@oakton.edu – A Bite of Robotics

Design, build and test a component of a robot in preparation for 2016 NASA Robotic Mining Competition.