STEM Week - Monday to Saturday, Oct. 11 to 16


We know you have a lot of choices for STEM. Explore why COD should be at the top of your list. All STEM Week events took place from Monday, Oct. 11 through Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. The following STEM Week events are available for viewing:

So That Explains It! What gives flower their scent?

To kick off STEM Week and Season 2 of So That Explains It, we join COD Professor of Biology, Beth Kirkpatrick, and Director of the McAninch Arts Center, Diana Martinez, to explore the significance of marigolds for Dia de los Muertos and the science behind why scent matters for flowers.

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Why COD? An Alumni Panel Discussion

Join in this panel discussion, moderated by COD Alum and chairperson of the COD Board of Trustees, Maureen Dunne, as we talk to COD STEM Alumni to learn about their experiences and why you should consider starting your STEM path at COD. 

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Full STEAM Ahead: How Amusement Park Engineers Made Their Dreams a Reality

Join in our live webinar discussion with two Florida-based amusement park engineers, affectionately known as the STEAM SQUAD, as they share their experiences and discuss how they made their dreams a reality. In addition, get ready for them to show you some “homemade science” - projects you can do from home! This live session will be followed by a Q&A and is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

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Which Marvel Character Shares Your Secret STEM Talent?

STEM Careers are in high demand, and pop culture is no stranger to highlighting STEM. Take our quiz to learn which Marvel character you share the most STEM talent with, and then learn how College of DuPage can help you on your path toward a STEM degree.

Take our Marvel Quiz

Take Action

Are you ready to start your STEM education at COD? Visit one of the following resources to continue your journey:

Contact Information

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Division
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2E06
(630) 942-3210

STEM Outreach Coordinator
Institutional Resource Center (IRC), Room 1062
(630) 942-3021

For College of DuPage Admissions inquiries, call (630) 942-2626 or email