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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. – and receive a $270 internship stipend funded by the Oakton Educational Foundation 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 STEM Students Symposium
in summer 2015 on Wed., July 29, 2015 between 2:30pm to 5pm in Room 1603 Des Plaines.
In fall 2015, STEM Students Symposium will be held on Tue., Dec. 8 and Wed., Dec. 9 at 2:30.

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.

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 interested in serving as a project advisor, please contact Gloria Liu at glorial@oakton.edu for more information.

Summer 2015

Computer Science

20856 - INS 200 - 801 - 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.

20852 - CSC 200 - 801 - Kamilla Murashkina, kmurashk@oakton.edu  – Privacy and Android Programming

Engineering

20853 - ENG 200 - 801 - Ameek Paintal, apaintal@oakton.edu - Building a Wind Turbine

20854 - ENG 200 - 802 - William Huchting, william@makearchitecture.com - Transform a community into net-zero energy

20733 - ENG 200 - 803 - Helen Skop, hskop@oakton.edu - Development of Waste Heat, Water & Emission Recovery Sys for Indst Bakery

20855 - ENG 200 - 804 - Dr. Anne Lucietto, anne.lucietto@sbcglobal.net - How Did That Fail?  Failure from an Engineering Perspective

20549 - ENG 200 - 805 - 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.

Fall 2015

Biology

32045 - BIO 240 - 0H1 - Paul Gulezian, pgulezia@oakton.edu – Investigations into the Ecology of Microbial Biofilms

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

30618 - CHM 240 - 0H1 - Gary Mines, gmines@oakton.edu – Investigations into the Ecology of Microbial Biofilms

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.

31308 - CHM 200 - 001 - Chad Landrie, clandrie@oakton.edu – Modern Synthetic Methods in Organic Chemistry

Computer Science

31480 - 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.

32154 - INS 200 - 002 - Larry Tomczyk, larry@oakton.edu – Computer, Information, and Network Security Research

31309 - CSC 200 - 001 - Kamilla Murashkina, kmurashk@oakton.edu  – Android Programming

Engineering

31310 - ENG 200 - 001 - Majid Ghadiri, mghadiri@oakton.edu - Design and Build Model Solar House

31311 - ENG 200 - 002 - Ameek Paintal, apaintal@oakton.edu - Building a Wind Turbine

31312 - ENG 200 - 003 - Helen Skop, hskop@oakton.edu - Development of Waste Heat, Water & Emission Recovery Sys for Indst Bakery

31702 - ENG 200 - 004 - 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.

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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