STEM Speaker Series and Events

2020-2021 STEM Speaker Series
 
Understanding the App Startup Space - From Concept to Delivery
Masud Khan
President and CEO of HiPOINT and Q-DevEngine
Tue., Nov. 30, 2021, 4:30pm CT
 
Register in advance for this meeting by clicking on the Zoom link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Join us in this STEM Speaker Series as Masud Khan, President and CEO of HiPOINT and Q-DevEngine, speaks about his entrepreneurial experiences in the tech start-up space. He’ll talk particularly about what’s involved in delivering Apps to market, from concepting to delivery, and some of the challenges one should expect.

After starting out at OCC, Mr. Khan transferred to and obtained a degree in Molecular Biology from Benedictine University. He then went on to DePaul University to complete their Post-Graduate Computer Career Program focused on computer programming, system design, web development, and networking. He has since become the President & CEO of HiPOINT and Q-DevEngine, the latter of which is a HiPOINT funded incubator for Apps. Some key Apps already delivered to market include Hear2Rise, HiNotify, SnipBack, SnipBack AI, SpellPrep, and NGauge.
 
 
Screening of Coded Bias
between Feb. 15, 2022 to Feb. 22, 2022
Q&A with Shalini Kantayya, director of Coded Bias
Tue., Feb. 22,2022, 4:30 p.m. CT
Register in advance for the Q&A with director Kantayya by clicking on the Zoom link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
 
Coded Bias is a documentary about Joy Buolamwini's uncovering of the coding flaws in facial recognition techology. According to the MIT Media Lab, Joy Buolamwini is "a poet of code who uses art and research to illuminate the social implications of artificial intelligence." As a result of her discovery, Buolamwini founded the Algorithmic Justice League to encourage more equitable and accountable technology. One week prior to the Q&A with the director of Coded Bias, a link will be made available to view the documentary in its entirety. 
 
 
 

Oakton STEM Student Organizations

Oakton Affiliate of Society of Women Engineers (Oakton SWE)

Join Oakton Society of Women Engineers to learn how to start a career in engineering and support women in engineering. Fill out the Oakton SWE membership form to receive news and announcements of upcoming meetings and events. Contact glorial@oakton.edu for more information.


Oakton Math Club

Join other Oakton students to talk about the beauty of mathematics for math help and for a club meeting. Contact oaktonmathclub@gmail.com or Mario Borha, advisor, at mborha@oakton.edu for more information.


Oakton IEEE 

A club for engineering students interested in making friends and robots. Currently seeking new members and officers. No experience necessary. Passion required. Contact Gloria Liu at gloriaL@oakton.edu for more information or to join Oakton IEEE. 

 



Many thanks to the Oakton's Educational Foundation for their support of the Oakton Robotics Team.


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