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STEM200 Research (and Design) Courses

Make the most of your semester at Oakton! Take a STEM 200 course and jump into a “real world” project. Earn up to four independent study credit hours in science, technology, engineering, and math – and receive a $270 internship stipend if you (1) successfully complete the course, (2) spend at least 30 hours on the project in the enrolled semester, and (3) present your findings at a STEM200 Students Symposium in fall 2013 on Tue., Dec. 3, 2013 between 3pm to 5pm or Wed., Dec. 4, 2013 between 2:30pm to 5pm or in spring 2014 on Tue., May 6, 2014 between 3pm to 5pm or Wed., May 7 between 2:30pm and 5pm.

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. No more than one $270 internship stipend will be awarded per student per semester. This internship stipend may be taxable if the student is employed on campus or receives a 1099. If the student receives a 1099, he/she is responsible for paying taxes on the earned stipened.

Before enrolling, contact the project mentor 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.

Spring 2014

Biology

FULL - 11552 - BIO 200 - 001 - Sundeep Talwar, stalwar@oakton.edu - Effects of Physical Activity on Learning

12190 - BIO 200 - 006 – Paul Gulezian, pgulezia@oakton.edu – An ecological and genetic survey of Swamp White Oaks (Quercus bicolor) in Oakton's woods

10917 - BIO 240 - 0H1 – Jeanine Seitz Partridge, jseitzpa@oakton.edu – Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research Course - Buckthorn Allelopathy

Students in this project will learn the rigor of scientific research including literature review, designing a research project, conducting the project, and presenting findings. This is an interdisciplinary course team-taught by three professors. Past students have presented at professional conferences.

Chemistry

12235 - CHM 200 - 003 – Chad Landrie, clandrie@oakton.edu – Organic Chemistry Research Project

10846 - CHM 240 - 0H1 – Melodie Graber, mgraber@oakton.edu – Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Laboratory Research Course - Buckthorn Allelopathy

Students in this project will learn the rigor of scientific research including literature review, designing a research project, conducting the project, and presenting findings. This is an interdisciplinary course team-taught by three professors. Past students have presented at professional conferences.

Computer Science

NEW 12236 - CSC 200 - 001 - Larry Tomczyk, larry@oakton.edu – Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science & Internetworking

##### - CSC 200 - 003 - Jeff Moro, jsmoro@oakton.edu – Wired and wireless data gathering at a distance

This project meets Fridays, 4:00PM - 6:30 (or later).

11605 - INS 200 - 002 - Larry Tomczyk, larry@oakton.edu – Designing a LAN/WAN internetwork infrastructure

This STEM research project includes gathering requirements, designing the networked information system, establishing proof-of-concept, technology, security, and algorithm considerations, performing project management tasks, and all aspects of implementing a prototype network using routers, switches, firewalls, servers, workstations, and other internetworking components.

Engineering

NEW 31704 - ENG200 - 001 - Amreek Paintal, apaintal@oakton.edu, - Building a Wind Turbine

11585 - ENG200 - 002 – Majid Ghadiri, mghadiri@oakton.edu – Design and Build Model Solar House

NEW Summer, 2014 11586 - ENG200 - 003 - William Hutching - Design a Zero Net Energy Building Renovation

FULL - 11607  - ENG200 - 007 - Angelo Gero, agero@oakton.edu – A Bite of Lunabot

Design, build and test a component of a lunabot in preparation for 2014 NASA Lunabotic Mining Competition.

NEW 11722 - ENG200 - 009 – Anne Lucietto, aluciett@oakton.edu – How did that fail? Failure from an Engineering Perspective - ONLINE

Mathematics

NEW 12192 - MAT 200 - 001 – Jennifer Strehler, strehler@oakton.edu - Industrial Engineering

Physics

12194 - PHY 200 - 001 – John Carzoli, jcarzoli@oakton.edu – Build a Solar Spectrograph.

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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