STEM Speaker Series and Events

2019-2020 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 announcements of next meeting and events. Contact for more information.

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 or Mario Borha, advisor, at 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 Gloria Liu at for more information or to join Oakton IEEE. 


2019-2020 STEM Speaker Series

  • AMC math competition for middle school and high school students (AMC 10/12A on January 30; AMC 10/12B on February 5, all at 4:30 p.m..) AMC 8 in 2019-2020 has passed. Next AMC 8 will be offered in November, 2020.
  • F=ma physics competition on January 23. Registration to take the F = ma at Oakton is closed. A donation of $10 is welcome. 
  • Geographic Society of Chicago hosts GSC Fair 2020 at DePaul University Student Center Room 314
    2250 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
    on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, 5-8 p.m.. Learn about Employers: Jobs and Internships as well as Educational opportunities.
  • Beatriz Penalver Bernabe, PhD on Microbiome and Mental Health of Pregnant Women on  March 25, noon, in Room 1604 DP, streaming live in Room C250 Skokie
  • Engineering Pizza Night with Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (March 11, 2020, 7 p.m.., Room 1625 Des Plaines) RSVP highly encouraged to ensure sufficient food.
  • Erik Andersen, Ph.D., Northwestern University will speak on applications of the CRISPR (March 31, 2020, 2 p.m..)
  • Skyway STEM Poster Competition on Fri., April 24, 2020 at Des Plaines campus - abstract submission with intent to participate is due early March. More information to come.

Many Thanks to:

Oakton's Student Government Association who voted to support the 2019-2020 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.

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

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