CLC presents free evening presentations by STEM experts

Stem cells research, engineering careers, biotechnology, robotics, nanotechnology and ethics are just a few of the topics that will be covered in a 2013-14 STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Speaker Series being offered by the College of Lake County Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division. Remaining presentations will be held on Feb. 13, Feb. 21, March 13 and May 8.

Most presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. in room C003 on the CLC Grayslake campus, 19351 W. Washington St. The series is open to students of all ages as well as interested community members. Preregistration is recommended.

For more information, email Jan Edwards at jedwards1@clcillinois.edu or call the EMPS division at (847) 543-2044. Visit www.clcillinois.edu/STEM for updates. This program is being cosponsored by the CLC Engineering department and Biological and Health Sciences division. 
STEM Speaker Series for 2013-14

Thursday, Feb. 13: Chemistry Magic ― The Chemistry of Teaching. Room changed to C005 C Wing Auditorium. For years, chemistry teacher Bob Becker has collected and/or developed many fun and memorable chemistry demonstrations. This talk will highlight a dozen of his most intriguing demos and show the parallels between them and the art of learning. Come get some pearls of wisdom/sage advice from a 29-year veteran of the classroom.

Friday, Feb. 21: Role of Ethics in Engineering. Celebrate National Engineers Week by hearing a panel of professional engineers discuss the ethical challenges engineers face and how their decisions will influence product designs and customer safety.

Thursday, March 13: Nanotechnology Family Festival. Students of all ages are invited to discover nanoscale science and engineering applications with hands-on activities. Explore the impact on the technology of today and potential for continued innovation in the future and tour CLC’s nanotechnology labs at the CLC Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills.

Thursday, May 8: Robotics in Action. Discover the robotics activities happening in Lake County. Local robotics teams will showcase their projects. Learn about robotics technologies from all aspects of life.

Updated 12/19/2013

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