High School Students, Parents Explore Career and Educational Options at Inaugural College of DuPage STEM Spotlight

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By Jennifer Duda

Dozens of high school sophomores, juniors and seniors learned more about careers and studies in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields March 19 at College of DuPage’s inaugural STEM Spotlight event. View photos from the event. Attendees met with COD faculty, participated in career inventory assessments and heard from a panel moderated by Christopher Burke, Ph.D., president of Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., and featuring COD alum Argonne National Laboratory energy systems risk analyst Erna Gevondyan, microbiologist for Now Foods Jake Slinkman, and UIUC Engineering student Josie Suter.

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. The College also offers a broad range of STEM-related activities and events designed to inform, inspire and entertain, including STEMinars, Women in STEM Career Days, and STEMCON, a free, interactive, family-based celebration of all things STEM. (Press Photography Network/Special to College of DuPage)