All About Flight
Why does an airplane fly? Learn about different types of planes and why shape is important. Make a “launchable” rocket or airplane to take home.
American Chemical Society (ACS)
ACS has been improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry for more than 140 years.
American Nuclear Society (ANS)
ANS develops and disseminates nuclear science and technology information. ANS members work in such diverse areas as education, research and development laboratories, government, power plant operations, medical and isotope applications & engineering.The ANS display has hands-on demonstrations for radiation detection, a model fuel bundle for a nuclear reactor, a work sheet to calculate your daily exposure to radiation, & information about careers.
American Society of Agricultural and Biomedical Engineering (ASABE)
ASABE is a member-driven technical and educational organization, ASABE is its members: a strong, closely woven network of experts who share the vision of Engineering for a Sustainable Tomorrow.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) - Geotechnical Section
ASCE Geotechnical Section utilizes the disciplines of rock and soil mechanics to investigate sub-surface conditions. These investigations are used to design and build earth foundations, earth structures and pavement sub-grades.
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods.
DuPage Children’s Museum
Test yourself with the engineering challenges from DuPage Children’s Museum. These projects are sure to entertain the future engineer.
DuPage Regional Office of Education (DROE)
The purpose of DROE was to allow the larger DuPage Education Community to apply for and receive both public and private dollars through grants and foundations that support various needs of children in county not available through other sources.
EN Engineering SPARK
A Women's Group at EN Engineering that is dedicated to advancing women's careers in science and engineering related fields. The SPARK outreach team wants to inspire our members to become involved in local STEM programs.
Engineering for Kids
Engineering for Kids offers children ages 4-14 STEM enrichment classes in an interactive hands-on classroom. We will have our mascot – KELVIN – there as well. Children get a firsthand look at the basic mechanics of flight by constructing an amazing “Nakamura Lock” paper airplane which is named after its creator, Eiji Nakamura, an incredible Origami artist! The “Nakamura Lock” paper airplane holds the world record for longest flyer. We will teach Bernoulli’s principle and the forces of lift, thrust, gravity and drag and how they relate to aerodynamics.
Parents –join us- we encourage you to participate and create your own airplanes, too!
Everyone will make their own “Nakamura Lock” paper airplane to take home
First Lego League (FLL)
FIRST LEGO League teams research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc., and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® technology, then compete on a table-top playing field.
Fox Valley Section of American Society for Quality (ASQ)
Located in the western suburbs of Chicago, the mission of the Fox Valley Section of American Society for Quality (ASQ) is to create quality awareness through expanding membership and involvement, education and community outreach in support of the Fox Valley Section and national ASQ vision.
Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine University)
The Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum is a small natural history museum located on campus at Benedictine University in Lisle, IL. The museum provides free natural and life science resources to the regional community through outreach programs, hands-on workshops, guided museum tours, and the award-winning Discovery Box Loan Program. Over 3,500 specimens are on display at the museum, including seven dioramas highlighting various natural ecosystems from around the world. Educational tours are offered for larger groups, including school field trips, home school groups, scout troops, and senior groups. The museum is open to the public and offers free admission to all.
Illinois Society of Professional Engineers (ISPE) - Salt Creek Chapter
The Illinois Society of Professional Engineers, established in 1886, is a professional association representing the interests of members.
Light & Color - Optical Society of Chicago
How do different lights affect your mood? How does your computer printer and color TV mix colors to give a full spectrum result? How do mirrors change the image you see? Interactive displays about light, color and optics. Work with interactive displays to find out more about light, color and optics. Stop in to find the answers to these questions about light, color and optics from members of the Optical Society of Chicago.
Makexchange's inaugural product, Inventing with Electronics for Beginners Vol. I., is a STEM education kit in a class of its own. Featured in Crain's Business Chicago and currently available on Indiegogo. The Chicago M Hub resident will have their Airplane Launcher will be on display for demonstrations.
Mr. Freeze Cryo Show
The Mr. Freeze demonstration shows the interesting and fun properties of cryogenics using Liquid Nitrogen (LN2). It is an exciting science-based demonstration with lots of surprises and a few explosions. Lots of different properties and effects of the extreme cold are demonstrated and explained. Makes learning science fun for everyone and encourages kids to become more interestedin science in school. More Information
The Chicago Area Robotics Group will be having their Spring Competition and is encouraging people to bring their own robots to demonstrate.
SCARCE is an award winning, innovative, environmental, educational non-profit. Our mission is to inspire people, through hands-on education, to preserve and care for the Earth's natural resources, while working to build sustainable communities.
SciTech Summer Adventure Camps are an opportunity for young people to Imagine, Explore, and Discover the incredible world of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math.
Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) - Chicago
SAE Chicago Meet your engineering and technology peers, who gather monthly to discuss the latest developments the world of engineering and technology.
Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
The purpose of SFPE is to advance the science and practice of fire protection engineering and its allied fields, to maintain a high ethical standard among its members and to foster fire protection engineering education.The Society has over 4,200 members, 66 regional and local chapters, and 15 student chapters worldwide.
Society of Manufacturing Engineering
The Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME) supports local high schools and colleges by providing funding and mentorship to upgrade equipment and software and get more young adults interested in machine shop and manufacturing programs in addition to supporting their members with education and informative seminars and tours locally.
Structural Engineers of Illinois (SEAOI) present "Last Brick Standing"
Equally divided between lecture and hands-on activities. Groups of kids will be divided into 16 teams with 100 Duplo Legos per team to build intent tower and see if it will withstand the shake table.
The American Society of Nondestructive Testing (ASNT)
ASNT exists to create a safer world by advancing scientific, engineering, and technical knowledge in the field of nondestructive testing.™ ASNT will have different Nondestructive Tests, including Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Eddy Current, Visual and Ultrasonic Inspection methods. Energize metallic powder, use black lights for fluorescent materials and transducers to measure sound-waves, also find metal defects through specialized scopes!
The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
The Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEE) is a world-wide organization of more than 425,000 engineers in the field of Electrical Engineering and associated disciplines. The IEEE objectives are to foster technological innovation and to promote educational and technical advancement for its members and for the general welfare of all humanity. IEEE will have a VanDeGraf generator to demonstrate static electricity and will demonstrate how light dimmers cause interference to radio reception.
ZOOM into Engineering
Zoom into Engineering is a program based on the PBS series ZOOM®. This program is designed to introduce students in the K-6 age group to science and technology. Hands-on projects demonstrating engineering principles are used to hold the interest and challenge the students. Everyone is encouraged to spend time at the ZOOM® area. ASCE and ISPE-DuKane are providing assistance for the construction projects and demonstrations.More Information
Computer History Museum
How have computers changed over the years. At the Computer History Museum displays are some of the first computers such as the Sinclair, Commodore and original PCs. See how the computer has changed overtime leading to the iPad and cell phones of today.
Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)
Students will be on hand to demonstrate science, technology, and engineering concepts and activities.
LEGO® blocks and laptop computers are used by Friends of the Gifted and Talented (FROG) to demonstrate the principles of robotics. Visitors will have an opportunity to work with the robots and to learn more about their use in industry, science and space exploration.