Current STEM scholars are required to attend the following events:
- Four meetings with your mentor during the Spring 2014 semester. The first meeting must be before February 3, 2014.
The monthly STEM Colloquia in the STEM room (VON246) on the following Fridays at 11 a.m.: February 14, March 14, and April 18, 2014.
Current STEM scholars will choose THREE of the following STEM events:
- Any of the Resume Review clinics sponsored by Career Services
- Learning Enhancement Center events
- Go to the Learning Enhancement Center and take the 20 minute Study Behavior Inventory. You will then have to arrange to meet for about one hour with a Learning Enhancement Specialist to review the results of the Inventory.
- Be an officer in a STEM – related student club (i.e. S.O.S. or Phi Theta Kappa). If you are President, that will count as all 3 requirements; other officers count as one event.
- Math Competition Exam. The exam will consist of two rounds, one in each semester (fall and spring). Contact Mark Crawford for more information. This will count as one event (pre-competition meetings and practice) and the 1 event for fall semester (for the competition).
- February 13 Amy Del Medico, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Waubonsee Community College: Fractals: in, under, above and around you, , Auditorium, 7 PM
- February 20 Sam Rhine: Human Cloning & STEM Cells, Auditorium,
- March 6, Megan Dunning, Morton Arboretum: Climate Change for the Gardener, Auditorium, 7PM
- February 4, Bill Strond, Professor of Biology, Oakton Community College:’ Preliminary Exploration of the Fauna of Costa Rica’, Oakton Community College, Room 1608 Des Plaines, 1 PM
- February 11, Armin Mozcek, Indiana University, Biology and Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior): 'Origins of Novelty and Diversity in Development and Evolution: Case Studies on Horned Beetles' Presented by Eastern Illinois University, Lumpkin Hall, Room 2030 (Lumpkin Auditorium), 7 pm.
- February 12, Gene Robinson, University of Illinois, Entomology: 'Society to Genes', Eastern Illinois University, Lumpkin Hall, Room 2030 (Lumpkin Auditorium), 5 PM
- February 13, Heather Eisthen, Michigan State University -Zoology: 'Tainted Love: Olfactory Detection of Tetrodotoxin in Rough-skinned Newts', Eastern Illinois University, Lumpkin Hall, Room 2030 (Lumpkin Auditorium), 7 PM
- February 14, Darwin Day Distinguished Lecture, David Jablonksi, Professor of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago: "Evolution and Extinction: Lessons from the Fossil Record." 7:30 P.M. ESS 001
- February 14 to 17, Great Backyard Bird Count, http://www.birdsource.org/gbbc; A citizen science opportunity
- March 5, Rebecca Skloot: ‘On The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks’, Oakton Community College, Des Plaines, 7 PM
Other off-campus events that you may attend on your own:
|Fermilab Lecture Series|
Dr. John Carlstrom, Univ of Chicago; What do scientists know about the Big Bang?
Dr. Nigel Lockyer, Fermilab; Particles as tools for Medicine
Other Fermilab Events
Any Fermilab Colloquium, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in 1 West. Check link for details.
Roland Quest Lecture Series, Elmhurst College
Peck Farm Parking lot, 7:30 PM
8 February How many planets?
8 March How to photograph the Heavens
12 April Springtime Skies?
Any course at the Roquette International Training University
A tour of Fermilab, Argonne National Labs, Adler Planetarium or the Field Museum (if interest)
Others willl be announced here as they become available
Check back often for updates!Historical events
What we did in the Fall 2011 semester, Spring 2012 semester, Fall 2012 semester, Spring 2013 semester
Professor Dan Ward gave a presentation on Scientific Inquiry at the STEM orientation in August of 2011.