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Parent, Community Resources, Partnerships with High Schools

CP-STEM offers access to resources for parents and the community through collaborations with high schools and special events.

Oakton hosts the American Mathematics Contest (AMC) for 8th graders and younger, 10th graders and younger, and 12th graders and younger.

The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers hosts a regional MathCounts at Oakton on the first Saturday in February. Register your math team through MathCounts or contact Lee Pallasch, coordinator of Oakton regional, at

Student-Industry-Teacher Simulations (SIT-SIMs)
SIT-SIMs is currently offered as part of the STEM Fest held annually in April. High school teachers may participate in two different ways. The teacher will have an opportunity to review simulations to determine whether they are appropriate for high school students. The teacher will have an opportunity to bring students to the SIT-SIMs at Oakton and participate in the activities along with the student. The teacher may request CPDU for attending SIT-SIMs.

Oakton hosts the regional Science Olympiad in March. Sign your team up through the Illinois Science Olympiad.

Conference on Promoting STEM (CoPS)
Teachers are invited to attend CoPS to expand on strategies to recruit and retain students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. CPDU and stipend will be offered to attendees.

Contact STEM

Joe Kotowski
Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Professor, Mechanical Design & Mathematics
Room B231, Skokie
Gloria Liu
Coordinator & Co-Director, Center for Promoting STEM
Room 2166, Des Plaines
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