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Below are the presenters and shows from 2017. The 2018 list has not been updated but will be similar.

Illinois Wing Image

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. 

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ACS imageAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)
ACS has been improving people’s lives through the transforming power of chemistry for more than 140 years. 

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American Institute of Chemical Engineers

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers is a non-profit professional organization. AIChE’s mission includes promoting excellence in chemical engineering education and global practice and promoting safety in chemical engineering. The Chicago Section of AIChE is one of the largest and most active sections in US.

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ANS imageAmerican 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. 
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ASABE ImageAmerican Society of Agricultural and Biological 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. 
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ASCE ImageAmerican 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. 
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ASME ImageAmerican 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. 

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Fox Valley section ImageAmerican Society for Quality (ASQ) Fox Valley Section 
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. 

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DiscoverE/ISPE (Illinois Society of Professional Engineers)
Design Squad is an ISPE DuKane Chapter event. DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL hands-on
engineering activities open kids imaginations to designing, building and testing designs, and
even competing for the best, fastest, highest, and/or farthest going design. Students expand
their thinking, unleash their imagination, and discover the power of teamwork.

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Dupage Regional Office of Education imageDuPage Regional Office of Education (DROE)
The DuPage Regional Office of Education supports educators and school districts throughout the county. The DROE mission is to collaboratively build and sustain a high quality educational community for all youth. Our STEM Team encourages awareness of, and engagement with, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, both studies and careers. Our audiences are educators, middle-school students and their parents. We partner with schools, businesses and community organizations.
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First Lego League imageFirst Lego League (FLL) Team RoyalTech
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.
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Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum at Benedictine UniversityJurica-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. 

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SEAOI ImageIllinois 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. 

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Light and color ImageLight & 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. 
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Makexchange ImageMakexchange
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. 

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Metropolitan Water Reclamation District

“Magical Mystery Microbes” - Microbes are everywhere! They are abundant in the soil, in water, on our skin, in our mouths, in the food we eat and even in the air we breathe. They make the soil fertile; they clean up the environment, they improve our food and even protect us from less desirable microbes. Yet most people are only aware of the negative impacts of microorganisms, often called germs that cause disease or spoil our food. Yet collectively, microbes in the environment are a fascinating collection of tiny creatures who together are capable of having profoundly positive effects on our lives and environment. One of the most remarkable roles of microbes is in the treatment of sewage. This presentation will introduce you to the magical mystery microbes involved in the water treatment process.

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Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity/The Center for Gifted
The Center for Gifted / Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity is a source of inspiration and
activity for bright, talented children and young people through its creative programming and
activities in the sciences, technology, engineering, math, humanities, and arts via such
strategies as hands-on learning, invention, discovery, inductive reasoning, and critical and
creative thinking.

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Mr. Freeze Cryo Show ImageMr. 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



Chicago Area Robotics ImageChicago Area Robotics Group (Chibots)
Chicago Area Robotics Group (Chibots) will be demonstrating a variety of robotic devices, including several interactive displays. Among them will be autonomous vehicle line following and maze tracking, interactive marble maze, and simulated robotic search and rescue.
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Scarce ImageSCARCE
SCARCE is an award-winning environmental education 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.

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SciTech Museum imageSciTech Hands on Museum
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.
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SAE ImageSociety 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. 

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Society of Fire Protection Image 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.
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Society of Manufacturing Engg Image 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.
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SEAOI ImageStructural Engineers of Illinois (SEAOI)

Structural Engineers Association of Illinois present “The Wonderful World of Skyscrapers”

SEAOI is a professional association representing the licensed structural engineers in the State of Illinois. This hands-on display features structural models of buildings and bridges with literature on structural engineering available.

Presentations on the hour by Larry Novak, “The Wonderful World of Skyscrapers” will be explored to inspire the next generation to greater heights.

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Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Illinois

The Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Illinois Chapter focuses on creating professional development activities and networking opportunities for structural engineers in the ASCE Illinois Section.

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ASNT ImageThe 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! 
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Institute of electrical engineers imageThe 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. 
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ZOOM into Engg imageZOOM 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® Robotics
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.