STEM Speaker Series and Events

2019-2020 STEM Speaker Series

Oakton Affiliate of Society of Women Engineers (Oakton SWE)

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Oakton Math Club
Des Plaines

Join other Oakton students to talk about the beauty of mathematics on Mondays 12:30 for math help and 1:30 for a club meeting in the Center for Campus Inclusion and Diversity Room 1433. Contact for more information.

Oakton IEEE
Des Plaines

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


2019-2020 STEM Speaker Series

  • Branimir Jovancicevic, PhD, University of Belgrade, on  The Environment: The greatest problems in the world and the role of different social categories in solving the growing problems (September)
  • Training for Science Olympiad Event Supervisors (Sept. 24, 2019, 2 p.m.)
  • Connie Kelly, IEEE, on Ethics in Engineering (October 8, 2019, 2 p.m., Room 2812 DP and streaming live C240 Skokie)
  • Nicole Mosley, M.D., Franciscan Physician Network, on Equity in Healthcare (October 15, 2019, 2 p.m.)
  • AMATYC Math Competition for college students (October and February)
  • AMC math competition for middle school and high school students (AMC 8 on November 12; AMC 10/12A on January 30; AMC 10/12B on February 5)
  • Maria Chan, PhD, Argonne National Laboratory (fall semester)
  • F=ma physics competition (January)
  • Lise Elliot, PhD, Northwestern University (February)
  • Engineering PIzza Night with Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (March 11, 2020, 7 p.m.)

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.

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