STEMCON speaker Angela Price

Stage Shows

Every year, we are excited to welcome amazing speakers and awesome demonstrations to our stage as part of STEMCON. Past Stage Shows have included talks from College of DuPage experts, nationally renowned guest speakers, Bed of Nails demonstrations, weather balloon launches, and more. 

Keynote Speaker: Angel Price 

Attractions Engineering Services Manager, Disney's Hollywood Studios
P.E. Arena Stage
11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

"Authentically YOU"
Learn how to trust your potential and find a career that allows you to be authentically you. Also, visit the Disney booth to learn how science, technology, engineering, and math are making dreams come true every day.

Previously a Walt Disney World Attractions Engineering Services Manager for Pandora – The World of Avatar in Animal Kingdom, Angel Price is a recent graduate from University of Central Florida with a Master of Science degree in Professional Engineering Management. She also has a Master of Engineering degree from Purdue University. She began her Disney career in 2006 participating in the College Program, Professional Internship Program, the Mechanical Apprenticeship Program, and more. Most notably, she was the first and only female mechanic for the former "Lights, Motors, Action! Extreme Stunt Show." She contributes over 1000 hours annually towards STEM programs in the Central Florida area.


FUN with Chemistry!

Professors Lubna Haque and Bill Peacy
P.E. Arena Stage
12:30 p.m.

Chemistry demonstrations, for people of all ages, that help spark an enduring interest in this science. Join COD Chemistry Professors Lubna Haque and Bill Peacy for a fun filled event with live demos and explanation of some reactions that deal with various branches of chemistry.  

Bed of Nails

Professors Alyssa Pasquale, David Fazzini
P.E. Arena Stage
3:30 p.m. 

Description coming soon!

Prairie Tour

Prairie Manager Remic Ensweiler
Meet at Customer Service Booth
10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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 featuring nearly 300 species of native tallgrass plants, as well as a variety of wildlife including many species of insects, toads, frogs, turtles, small mammals, and birds such as warblers, wading birds, owls and hawks. Appropriate clothing (long pants and walking shoes) is required.


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.