Volunteer and inspire the next generation of STEM professionals.
STEM Expo, in conjunction with national Engineers Week is a specialized event designed to promote the awareness of professional and educational opportunities provided among engineering and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. Providing outreach to thousands of schools, businesses, communities and special interest groups nationally, Engineers week incorporates over 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, including 50 plus corporations and government agencies. The focus upon raising, “public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life,” expands to celebrating the critical roles parents and teachers play in conveying the importance of technical education to promote high levels of STEM literacy. This pivotal movement directly impacts youth, motivating them toward the pursuit of engineering and STEM careers to create a diverse and rigorous workforce for our future.
Friday, February 24, 2017
Set-up: 9:00am - 5:00pm
*Pre-arrangement required, please contact for details
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Set-up: 7:30am – 10:00am
IIT Alumni Access: 10:00am - 10:30am
Expo Hours: 10:30am – 3:30pm
Tear-down: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Thank you to all presenters participating in the 2017 DuPage Area STEM Expo (formerly known as DuPage Area Engineers Week).
As a very busy and crowded Expo with close to 2000 attendees, please prepare interactive, engaging programming targeted to K-6 grade students. Follow our strict time guidelines and you should have an outstanding event. Any questions about presenter programming, needs or requirements, please contact Carolyn Nivling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-567-5900.
Set up begins at 7:00 am on Saturday, February 25, 2017 and must be completed by 10:00 am.
You may drop off presentations at the circle drive, but we request that after unloading, presenters immediately park their vehicles in the rear of the building and enter through the loading dock.
We encourage presenters to set up early on Friday, February 24, 2017, between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm by emailing your request to Carolyn at email@example.com to schedule a time.
Rice Campus will provide putty for affixing posters to walls and tables (No tape or other fasteners are allowed as it will damage surfaces).
We will have expert staff and volunteers in identifiable orange shirts for assistance.
Complimentary coffee and bagels will be provided from 7:30 am - 10:00 am.
As a prominent role at this very busy and crowded Expo with close to 2000 attendees, please be well-rested and prepared to provide great customer service and information to attendees, including the following critical points:
Volunteering shifts start at Rice Campus by 9:00 am and end at 4:30 pm.
You will receive a brief orientation and specific assignment upon your arrival to Rice Campus. It is critical that your remain at your assignment location until designated break times.
Volunteer Dress Code is a red shirt (plain polo, button-down, t-shirts (IIT included)) and blue jeans or kakhi pants. As you will be on your feet the majority of the time, please wear comfotable shoes. All clothing should be free from tears or holes.
Please do not provide information to guests you are unsure about to avoid confusion. Instead, direct them to find someone in a Dream Big orange t-shirt or to the information station.
For IIT staff or student volunteers requiring transportation, there will be round trip bus transportation provided from Mies Campus to Rice Campus and back. Saturday the bus will leave from the Tower (10 W. 35th) on the 35th Street side at 8:00 am.
For volunteers travelling to Rice Campus on their own, please visit the following link: http://web.iit.edu/about/visitor-information/rice-campus for a map, directions by car and Metra. Please note that the Pace buses do not run on Saturdays.
Complimentary coffee and bagels will be provided from 7:30 am - 10:00 am. You should plan to bring a lunch or purchase one onsite. There is a Girl Scout troop on site selling hot dog lunches. There is also drinks and snacks available in vending machines.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Volunteer hours: 9:00am – 4:30pm
IIT Rice Campus
201 E. Loop Road, Wheaton, IL 60189
Brought to you by the School of Applied Technology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Questions? Contact Carolyn Nivling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-567-5900