Women in STEM Career Day

***Please note: this event is exclusively for high school freshman and sophomore girls and has a max. attendance of 100 students. Register early to guarantee your spot!*** 

Women in STEM Career Day

Friday, October 6, 2017

This event is designed to celebrate women in STEM careers and will provide high school freshmen and sophomore girls with the opportunity to interact with positive role models and participate in hands-on activities in order to encourage more women to have positive experiences with STEM and to pursue STEM careers. The event will include hands-on sessions, career panel group discussions with women in the STEM fields, and a tour of our STEM facilities.

The deadline to register for this event is Friday, September 22, 2017 or until the event is FULL.

Tentative Agenda

Friday, October 6, 2017

7:45 a.m. Check-in

8:20 a.m. Welcome

8:30 a.m. Career Panel/Activity Rotation Session 1

10 a.m. Career Panel/Activity Rotation Session 2 

11:30 a.m. Break

11:40 a.m. Lunch and Discussion with current COD students

12:30 p.m. Career Inventory Assessment/Discussion

1 p.m. Evaluations and Closing Remarks


Erna Gevondyan, Argonne National Laboratory, global energy production safety and energy source security

Angel Price, Walt Disney World, Attractions Engineering Services Manager for Pandora - The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Emily Zvolanek, Argonne National Laboratory, senior Geographic Information System (GIS) analyst in Argonne's Environmental Science division

Erin Inman, Primera, CEO and President of an engineering firm in Chicago.

Aneesa Muthana, Pioneer Service Inc., Owner and President of manufacturing business

Alyssa Pasquale, College of DuPage, Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics

Jennifer Hill, College of DuPage, Instructor of Mathematics

Prem Mony, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Director of Wellness Center and OP Rehab Services


Activities will include the following areas for exploration:

    • prairie restoration/environmental science
    • HVACR
    • chemistry
    • coding
    • welding
    • career exploration
    • Society of Women Engineers

Terms and Conditions

By registering for this event, you certify that you understand and agree to follow the following guidelines:

  • the students you are bringing to the event are current high school freshman or sophomore females.
  • space for this event is limited, so each school may only bring a maximum of 20 students. 
  • when you complete the registration form, you are guaranteeing that number of students attending from your school (bringing a significantly smaller number than what you estimate will not only prevent others from participating in this event but may prevent your school from participating in the future). 
  • Each student will have a photo release form, signed in advance by a parent/guardian, to turn in upon check-in.

(Download our photo release form).


Registration is Now Closed for 2017


Contact Information

STEM Outreach Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01B, (630) 942-3021

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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