Thank you for expressing interest in participating as an exhibitor in STEMCON 2019! This year's event takes place on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the PEC Arena on the College of DuPage campus in Glen Ellyn, IL. In order to participate as an exhibitor, you must accept the terms and conditions outlined below before continuing with the application. The deadline to apply as an exhibitor is January 31, 2019.
Please note: space is limited, and we did have to turn away requests last year, so reserve your spot today!
Terms and Conditions
Interactive Stations: Stations should be interactive, rather than simply informative, providing an experiment or activity for attendees to watch and/or participate in.
Literature Distribution and Sales: Promotional literature can be distributed at your station, but the primary focus must be the interactive activity. We request that no services/merchandise be sold at your station.
Equipment/Supplies: You are expected to provide any equipment/supplies needed for your stations, unless agreed upon by the STEM outreach coordinator. You are solely responsible for addressing any safety concerns related to your activities.
Volunteers: Participating organizations must provide at least one volunteer (we recommend two) to facilitate your exhibit during the event. We are not responsible for stations left unattended. ALL STATIONS must be open and ready for attendees from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. during the event.
Set-up and Clean-up: Participating organizations are expected to set up their exhibits by 9:30 a.m. Clean-up will begin no earlier than 4 p.m. More details will be provided closer to the event.
COD Architecture ("LEGO City")
Use LEGOs to build structures to place on a city map, learning about scale and context as you develop designs for a specific location on the city plan.
Observe bacteria with a light microscope, and, through the use of Glo-Germ lotion and an ultraviolet light, learn about the journey of bacteria from our hands to the hands of others and everything we touch.
COD Biology – Botany ("Medicinal Plants")
Plants have been used medicinally across the globe to treat a wide variety of illnesses for thousands of years. Learn about a variety of plants and other beneficial products that are available without a prescription.
COD Biology – Ecology ("Seeds for Change")
While Illinois is known as the "Prairie State," less than 0.01 percent of the original 22 million acres of prairie that once existed here is still intact. Test your knowledge by guessing prairie seed numbers, learn about seed processing and take home seeds to plant on your own.
COD Biology – Genetics ("Beauty of the Beast")
In recent years, selective breeding has led to an explosion of captive bred pythons displaying a staggering variety of color and pattern mutations called "morphs." Get an up-close hands on view of live pythons representing a variety of morphs while learning about genetic concepts and responsible reptile husbandry.
COD Biotechnology Club
Visitors will participate in a hands-on activity that facilitates understanding of genetic modification.
COD Chemistry – Modeling ("3D Protein Modelling")
View and manipulate digital protein structure models to learn about the complex and well-designed world of proteins
COD CIS – Game Design and Development
Play test a variety of student games which may include AR and/or VR.
COD Computer Information Systems
Explore hands-on activities demonstrating logical problem solving strategies used in efficient software design.
COD Community Education Garden/Fuel Pantry
Learn about the establishment and maintenance of COD's community garden on campus, as well as food security initiatives in the region.
COD Earth Science
Model the development of a river system in a stream table by producing precipitation and runoff, observing the resulting erosion, as well as sediment transport and deposition processes and the landforms that are produced by these processes, including the formation and geomorphology of tributaries, meanders, braided streams and deltas.
COD Earth Science – Astronomy
Explore telescopic viewing and make spectroscope observation of gas spectra to simulate how astronomers identify the composition of stars.
Learn about electrical engineering by interacting with a variety of design projects created by COD electrical engineering students.
COD Electro-Mechanical Technology
Get hands-on with motor controls and demonstrations of how programmable logic controllers operate and how they are used in industry.
COD Electronics Technology
Learn about electronics by assembling a LED circuit that you can wear and take home.
COD Engineering and Technology Club
Comprising COD engineering and technology students across a range of disciplines, the award-winning Engineering and Technology Team will share information about the design and build process and provide demonstrations of their robots.
COD Environmental Science – Honeybee Project
Learn about the importance of honeybees to the environment and help construct 'Native Bee Houses' to assist the native bee habitat on COD's campus.
Learn about horticultural machines and equipment and take part in an activity focused on plant propagation.
Experience virtual reality through smartphone powered Google Cardboard devices, interact with a 360-degree camera and learn how they can create their own immersive VR/360 experiences.
COD Mathematics ("Ciphers")
Explore the mathematics of how to decipher a message.
COD Mathematics ("Elliptical Pool Table")
Explore the mathematics behind an elliptical pool table.
COD Mathematics ("Games and Tricks")
Use mental math and paper and pencil to explore a variety of math games and tricks.
COD Mathematics ("Music and Math")
Math is creative, artistic, surprising, crucial to engineering and sciences, and fun. Come explore how math and music work together in this hands-on visual booth.
COD Music – STEAM
A real-time use initiated music composition system based on random probability, logical sieves and digital synthesis.
Numerous hands-on activities showing how the forces of electricity and magnetism are related to the world around us and how they are related to each other.
COD Psychology – Cognitive Science
Experience interactive demonstrations of psychological phenomena, including visual illusions, tricks of perception, the limits of attention and errors in memory. You can also see your own brain in action using an electroencephalograph headset.
COD Society of Women Engineers
Make "squeezy" flashlights using an LED, a coin cell battery and adhesive foam while learning the ins-and-outs of electronic circuitry.
COD Student Education Association
Build a structure out of pipe cleaners that can hold an oreo cookie for 10 seconds! Who will build the tallest structure? Will it be you?
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County
Learn about the life cycle of freshwater mussels, how and why they are bred and studied and interact with biological artifacts.
Information and Workshop Check-In (Customer Service)
Have a question? Need to check-in for your workshop? Lose something? This is the booth for you!
Visitors will learn about prairie restoration at COD and tour the Ecological Study area, a section of approximately 15 acres of woodland, marsh, and reconstructed prairie. No RSVP necessary.
Participants can take part in a workshop on a variety of topics. All workshop participants must be pre-registered. Limit of one workshop per participant.
Collect all 12 STEM stickers and then turn in your sticker card for a small prize!
STEM Hall of Fame
Learn about STEM Careers and check out our COD STEM Hall of Fame.
STEM Teacher Resources
Visit our one-stop teacher spot for STEM resources from COD and other booths participating in our STEMCON event.
Hear amazing presentations from some of our STEM experts as well as nationally and internationally recognized speakers. View our Schedule for more information.
To see our exhibitors from previous events, please visit the Past Events Tab.
This event is funded pursuant to a grant from the Illinois Community College Board and funded partially through the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
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