College of DuPage to Host Third Annual STEM-CON April 28
By Mike McKissack
This event is free and open to the public.
STEM-CON begins at 9 a.m. with a keynote talk “Curiosity as a Catalyst” by the Field Museum’s Chief Curiosity Correspondent Emilie Grasley, the writer, producer, co-creator and host of The Brain Scoop, an educational YouTube channel that goes behind-the-scenes at the Field Museum.
Interactive booths open at 10 a.m. following the keynote presentation.
Additional speakers will include COD Astronomy Professor Joe DalSanto on gravitational waves, and a cryogenics demonstration by Fermilab’s “Mr. Freeze.”
STEM-CON features hands-on, interactive experiences through demonstrations and experiments designed to inform, entertain and spark interest in a variety of STEM topics, including biotechnology, LEGO architecture, botany, nanotechnology, prairie ecology and restoration, the physics of flight with a real airplane on hand, reptile genetics and polymorphism, river system development, and robotics. In addition, exclusive workshops cover a broad range of topics such as crime scene investigation, cryptography, LEGO Great Ball Contraption (GBC), a tours of the College’s prairies.
While registration for this event is not required, some activities require participants pre-register. Click here for a list of workshops and to pre-register.
Representatives from COD, as well as a wide range of STEM-based organizations and institutions, including American Surplus and Science, Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab and SciTech Museum will be on hand to provide information and answer questions about education, innovations and careers in the STEM fields.
Refreshments will be available for purchase onsite during the event.
STEM-CON is funded by a grant from the Illinois Community College Board and funded partially through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006.
Continuing the celebration of all things STEM, the MAC will present “Exploring Mars,” part of the National Geographic Live series, at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the MAC’s Belushi Performance Hall. NASA Mechanical Engineer Kobie Boykins discussing the latest chapter of Mars exploration. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.
Click here to learn about STEM programs at College of DuPage.
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