Past Events

2021 Archive

All STEM Week events took place from Monday, Oct. 11 through Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021. The following STEM Week events are available for viewing:

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.

 

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. 

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.

2020 Archive

All STEM Week events took place from Monday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. The following STEM Week events are available for viewing:

Monday, Sept. 21

STEM Q&A (Social Media)

Do you have questions about STEM at College of DuPage? This is your chance to ask! Visit our Facebook or Instagram stories on Monday to ask your questions. Then join us Friday as our Dean of STEM and a STEM Alumni answer your questions! Learn more about our STEM Programs.

COD Cribs: STEM Edition

Are you a fan of MTV Cribs, the documentary television program that features tours of the private homes of celebrities? Well this is our version! Join faculty member Steve Santello as he welcomes you to his "crib." Highlights will include our gaming lab and our new virtual/augmented reality classroom. You'll learn all about the exciting equipment and technology COD has to offer.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Alumni Highlights (Social Media)

Why did our Alumni choose COD as the place to start their STEM Education? How did their time at COD prepare them for the rest of their education and career? What was the most rewarding aspect of being a STEM student at COD? Find out how our Alumni answered these questions and more with our Alumni Highlight. Learn more about our Alumni Relations.

Why COD? A Faculty Panel Discussion

Listen in as faculty from our STEM, Career/Technical Education, and Health Science programs discuss what makes COD stand out in STEM and why you should consider COD as a starting place for a STEM degree.  

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Did You Know? STEM Careers (Social Media)

Check out these interesting facts about STEM Careers. We bet there are some that will surprise you! Learn more about all of our STEM programs.

This event has already happened. View our STEM Career facts.

Engineering Your Path: An Interview with Dr. Christopher Burke

COD Engineering Professor Scott Banjavcic sits down with Dr. Christopher Burke, CEO Christopher B. Burke Engineering and Professor of Practice at UIC Civil and Materials Engineering, to discuss why STEM careers are important in today's world. Dr. Burke will also share what he sees in COD graduates that prepares them for the workforce and what advantages they gain from starting their STEM degree at COD. Learn more about Christopher B. Burke Engineering

Thursday, Sept. 24

Alumni Highlights (Social Media)

Why did our Alumni choose COD as the place to start their STEM Education? How did their time at COD prepare them for the rest of their education and career? What was the most rewarding aspect of being a STEM student at COD? Find out how our Alumni answered these questions and more with our Alumni Highlight. Learn more about our Alumni Relations.

Funding Your STEM Education

Join our panel as they discuss funding options specific to STEM students at College of DuPage. In addition to a representative from our Student Financial Assistance office, you will also hear about our Engineering Pathways program and our STEM Student Success Scholarship.  

Friday, Sept. 25

STEM Q&A (Social Media)

You asked, now we will answer! Join us on Facebook as Dean of STEM, Dr. Jennifer Cumpston responds to questions submitted by parents and the community. Or join us on Instagram as Alumni Cierra Desmaratti answers your student questions.

STEM Q&A (Social Media)

You asked, now we will answer! Join us on Facebook as Dean of STEM, Dr. Jennifer Cumpston responds to questions submitted by parents and the community. Or join us on Instagram as Alumni Cierra Desmaratti answers your student questions.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Did You Know? Career and Technical Program Careers (Social Media)

Check out these interesting facts about Career and Technical Program Careers. We bet there are some that will surprise you! Learn more about all of our Career and Technical Program Career programs

This event has already ended. View our TEC Facts.

The Physics of Baseball with Alan M. Nathan

How does a baseball bat work? Does the batter's grip matter? What is "spin efficiency" and why do pitchers care? Learn the answer to these questions and more as we take a peek inside the world of baseball through the lens of physics. Professor Emeritus of Physics Alan M. Nathan from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will present this engaging talk while sprinkling in amusing high-speed videos and anecdotes about our national pastime. This talk has something for everybody, whether your interest is primarily physics, baseball, or the intersection between them.

 

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
Email: mccubbinss@cod.edu

For College of DuPage Admissions inquiries, call (630) 942-2626 or email admissions@cod.edu.