COD Hosts Free STEMinar Event Featuring Neal Sales-Griffin Sept. 15

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By Mike McKissack

College of DuPage is hosting a free STEMinar event featuring Neal Sales-Griffin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Sales-Griffin will share his story as a mixed-race, low-income child growing up on the south side of Chicago who became a successful student and businessman at Northwestern University. He is now CEO of CodeNow, a nonprofit organization that hosts coding workshops for students from low-income backgrounds in six cities nationwide.

Before he became CEO of CodeNow, Sales-Griffin was CEO of the innovative tech institution The Starter League. He serves as a coordinator of the International Game Developer’s Association, as a faculty member for Northwestern University’s Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and as a mentor in the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Disability Employment Initiative IT Career Pathway program at College of DuPage. For more information about DEI, contact COD IT Career Coach Nina McMahon at (630) 942-2981 or email mcmahonn692@cod.edu.

For more information about this event, contact College of DuPage STEM Outreach Coordinator Sara McCubbins at (630) 942-3021 or email mccubbinss@cod.edu.

The STEMinar Series at College of DuPage consists of free talks covering a variety of topics related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math throughout the fall and spring semesters.

The goal of STEM at College of DuPage is to enhance the quality of STEM instructional and outreach programs and to help current and future students prepare for careers in STEM fields. COD offers a broad range of academic programs designed to provide students with the educational background and training needed to successfully pursue an advanced degree or career in STEM. In addition, the program provides a variety of opportunities for professional development and events such as STEM-CON, an annual interactive, family-based  celebration of all things STEM hosted at the College each spring.

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