STEM Events

2018-2019 STEM Speaker Series

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 begin receiving news and announcemnets of next meeting and events. Contact oaktonswe@gmail.com for more information.


Oakton Math Club
Des Plaines

Join other Oakton students to talk about the beauty of mathematics on Tuesdays 12:30 for math help and 1:30 for club meeting in the Center for Campus Inclusion and Divsersity Room 1433. Contact oaktonmathclub@gmail.com for more information.


Oakton IEEE
Des Plaines

A club for engineering students interested in making friends and robots. Currently seeking new members and officers for spring 2018. No experience necessary. Passion required. Contact IEEE.occ.2016@gmail.com for more information or to join Oakton IEEE. 


3D Printers - Emissions and Health Hazards
Wed., Sept. 26, networking at 6 p.m., talk at 6:30 p.m., Room 1604 Des Plaines

3D printers have greatly increased in popularity for home, school and office use, but are they safe? Underwriters Laboratories has collaborated with Georgia Institute of Technology to investigate chemical and particle emissions from various printers and their filaments. This talk will present their findings. An ANSI standard on testing methods of 3D printer emissions is currently in development; a brief overview of the requirements and suggested emission criteria will also be discussed.

Presenters:
Marilyn Black, Ph.D., is a vice president, senior technical advisor, and fellow of Underwriters Laboratories Inc. She is the founder of both UL Air Quality Sciences and the GREENGARD Environmental Institute, which provides indoor air quality certification for building materials, electronics, and furnishings. Black received a Ph.D. from the Georgia Institute of Technology, M.S. from the University of Florida, and B.S. from the University of Virginia. She is the founder of the Khaos Foundation for the betterment of children’s health and well-being.

Aika Davis, Ph.D. is a research scientist in Chemical Safety Research group at Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Her research focus is on chemical exposure, conducting research to promote public safety. She holds Ph.D. and M.S. in Environmental Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.

Sponsored by IEEE Product Safety Engineering Society, Northwest Subsection of IEEE, Oakton IEEE, and Center for Promoting STEM 

 


IEEE Day
Tue., Oct. 2, networking at 6:30 p.m. and talk at 7:00 p.m., Room TBA Des Plaines,

 

 


AMATYC Math Competition for college students
Mon., Oct. 22, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room TBA Des Plaines and Room TBA Skokie,
Mon., Feb. 25, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Room TBA Des Plaines and Room TBA Skokie,

Oakton hosts the AMATYC Student Mathematics League for Oakton Students. Participants have 60 minutes to answer 20 multiple-choice questions for a chance to win an award from Oakton. Students may arrive as late as 3pm on the scheduled date to participate in the competition, but students who finish answering questions early will not be allowed to leave competition site before 3pm. Names of top performers are forwarded to AMATYC SML to be ranked with other students for national recognition and a chance to win the Charles Miller Memorial Scholarship. Students may use any scientific or graphing calculator that does not have a QWERTY keyboard. Past competition questions and answer key are available at AMATYC SML Competition Questions page.


Understanding the role of microbial exposure in shaping our health and wellbeing
Tue., Nov. 6 at 2 p.m., Room 1604 Des Plaines, streaming live in Room C240 Skokie

Jack Gilbert, Ph.D., returns to speak more about the various impact of bacteria on our physical and mental conditions. Giblert's book Dirt Is Good will be available for purchase.


American Mathematics Competition (AMC) for 8th/10th/12th graders and younger
AMC 8: Nov. 13, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. (30 seats remain as of August 24.)
AMC 10/12 A: Feb. 7, 019 at 4:30 p.m.
AMC 10/12 B: Feb. 13, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

Oakton hosts various AMC for 8th graders and younger in November as well as 10th graders and younger and 12th graders and younger in February. Registration is required.


 


Many Thanks to:

Oakton's Student Government Association who voted to support the 2018-2019 STEM Speaker Series. This will allow CP-STEM to bring STEM speakers to campus and offer hands-on workshops.

Oakton's Educational Foundation who awarded the Center for Promoting STEM a grant in 2016-2017, 2017-2018, and 2018-2019 to provide an internship stipend to students who successfully complete STEM research course, present their findings, and spend a minimum number of hours on the project.


STEM Events


09/19/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/24/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


09/26/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/01/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/03/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/08/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/10/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/15/2018 - Des Plaines Community Garden Workday
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.


10/17/2018 - Community Garden Work Day
Join us in the Des Plaines Campus Community Garden. Get your hands dirty and help us grow a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Volunteers are welcome to take home some produce. The rest is donated to local food pantries to assist our community. No experience required. Work days are held on Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3 - 4:30 p.m. Bring water and sunscreen. Meet in the garden outside of Exit 31. Contact dpgarden@oakton.edu for details.