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StemExpo 2018

(MWRD) Metropolitan Water Reclamation District - Room 1

Magical Mystery Microbes! Microbes are everywhere! They make soil fertile, clean up the environment, improve our food and even protect us from less desirable microbes. Come explore how magical mystery microbes are involved in the water treatment process and explore microbes through a microscope.

Mr. Freeze

(Wristband required* and show entails some loud sounds) The Fermilab’s 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. Make learning science fun for everyone and encouraging kids to become more interested in science in school. You might get a taste of science in the end.

Presentation Times: 10:30 (alumni only), 11:45, 1:15, 2:30 (Wristband required*)

*Wristbands are distributed 45 minutes prior to presentation times and are first-come-first-served at 11:00, 12:30, 1:45 (Limit 4 wristbands per person) at Illinois Tech table in the atrium under the staircase.

Video viewing of the show available in Room 155. No wristband is required and it is a good option for those with young children. 

(SEAOI) The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois - Room 114 & 1st Floor, North Hall

Uncover engineers’ tools of the trade, such as amazing strength of shapes, materials, wind engineering and resiliency, through this interactive and educational program. A hands-on earthquake shake table will allow for construction of your own LEGO® Skyscraper and test it to destruction under a simulated earthquake after each lecture.

Lectures on the Hour in room 114, by Larry Novak exploring “The Wonderful World of Skyscrapers”

(SFPE) Society of Fire Protection Engineers  - Rooms 112, 111 and 1st Floor, North Hall

Learn about Fire Safety! Experience a hands-on demonstration of a modern fire detection and alarm system, and a fire extinguisher simulator unit while exploring various samples of sprinkler heads and related videos.

            Room 111 – Fire Alarm Demonstration

            Room 112 – Fire Extinguisher Demonstration

*Please Note: Demonstrations may be loud. Strobe lights may be used. Those susceptible to flashing lights should take necessary precautions.

(FLL) First Lego League Team RoyalTech - Room 126, Atrium

Interact with FLL Robotics game table, see how to build a Lego Robot and program it to perform certain tasks, and learn how it works! Geared towards kids from 4th- 8th grade.       

IPRO Program at Illinois Tech - Atrium, 1st Floor

Pop-Up Field Museum Virtual reality experience that will entice you to visit and explore the museum.  Sponsored Grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation. 

(GIFTED) Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity/The Center for Gifted - Room 123

Stop by to make slime to take home and enjoy various other interactive displays!

(ASNT) American Society of Nondestructive Testing - Room 120

Energize metallic powder, use black-lights with fluorescent material, measure sound waves with transducers and use scopes to identify defects in metal. Hands on demonstrations of Nondestructive test methods including: Magnetic Particle, Liquid Penetrant, Eddy Current, Visual and Ultrasonic inspection methods.

(ASCE-GI) American Society of Civil Engineers – IL Geo-Institute - Room 116 & North Hall

Hands on Soil and Rock engineering experiments.

(ANS) American Nuclear Society - 1st Floor, North Hall

Hands-on demonstrations for radiation detection, a model fuel bundle for a nuclear power reactor, a worksheet to calculate your annual radiation exposure, and information about careers.

Chicago Area Robotics Group (Chibots) -  Room 103

Variety of demonstrations of both autonomous and interactive robotic devices. Including: autonomous vehicle line following and maze tracking, interactive marble maze, and simulated robotic search and rescue.

Light & Color – Optical Society of Chicago - Room 141

Learn about light & color in everyday applications around your home, school.  Stop in and work with interactive displays.

(SME) Society of Manufacturing Engineering – Room 142

Come for show and tell of what is a manufactured product and what is not. You may just be surprised by what you find out!

(JS-NM) Jurica-Suchy Nature Museum - 1st Floor, East Hall

Explore Life Science hands-on activities! Learn more about our FREE natural history museum that is open to the public and welcomes school groups.

(SEI-IL) Structural Engineering Institute – Illinois - 1st Floor, East Hall

Join us for interactive structure building and loading activities!

(ISPE) Illinois Society of Professional Engineers – Salt Creek Chapter - 1st Floor, East Hall

Explore the exciting, multi-faceted field of environment, electrical, and engineering through interactive displays.

StemExpo 2018

SCARCE - 1st Floor, East Hall

Hands and feet-on activities to gain a better understanding of energy efficiency. Put your pedaling power to the test with our energy bike and measure energy use with a kill-a-watt meter.

(ASABE) American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering - Room 163

Join us for hands-on exhibits related to agriculture and see a drone demo!

*4 Drone Demos will take place on the exterior East lawn

ZOOM® – ASCE Illinois Section - Atrium, 2nd Floor

Based on the PBS television series, ZOOM®, activities introduce science and technology through hands-on activities that demonstrate engineering principles.

SciTech Hands on Museum - Atrium, 2nd Floor

Tackle the SOMA Cube Challenge! There is often more than one way to reach a successful result. There are 240 different ways to arrange the seven pieces of the SOMA Cube into a 3x3x3 cube. Try dozens of other possible 3D challenges with the SOMA Cubes!

Nursing Moms Room - Room 218, Atrium

An area will be provided for nursing moms.

(IEEE-EMC) The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers - 2nd Floor, North Hall

Experience electrical noise, EMC shielding, and interact with a Van de Graff generator to create static electricity.                                                                                                

(ASQ) American Society for Quality - 2nd Floor, North Hall

Stop by for information on how quality works and get free promotional books. 

Illinois Tech School of Applied Technology/Information Technology & Management - Room 203

You won’t want to miss out on Augmented Reality and Voice Assistant demonstrations! Immersive holograms, simple light demo to voice activated Big Data queries.

Illinois Tech Armour College of Engineering - Room 203

What do engineers make? Everything! Join students from the Armour College of Engineering for hands-on demonstrations and activities across a broad range of engineering disciplines – civil, chemical, mechanical, biomedical and more!

Scarlet Space Hawks - Room 203

Experience a Prototype robot that our programmers have developed to test autonomous operations. See how it works and moves using an app based controller that our team has developed.

(SAE) Society of Automotive Engineers - 2nd Floor, North Hall

Explore demonstrations of aerodynamic effects on cardboard cars powered by balloons with different size nozzle diameters.

(ACS) American Chemical Society Chicago Section 2nd Floor, North Hall

Experience Hands-on Chemistry activities featuring the 2018 Earth week them “Dive into Marine Chemistry”.

DiscoverE/ISPE – DESIGN Squad Global - Room 236

Engage in hands-on engineering activities to open your imagination to designing, building and testing designs, and even competing for the best, fastest, highest, and/or farthest going design! Discover the power of teamwork.

(DROE) DuPage Regional Office of Education - Room 239

“Toying with STEM”, Come play with us! The STEM Team of DuPage Regional Office of Education will engage you with science, technology engineering and mathematics activities.

(AIChE) American Institute of Chemical Engineers - 2nd Floor, East Hall

Stop by and dress up as an engineer so you can “wear your PPE” (Personal Protective Equipment)! Learn what chemical engineers do in practice, and learn the breadth of what chemical engineers make.

Computer History - Room 247

My how Computers have changed over the years! Come see some of the 1st computers such as Sinclair, Commodore, and original PC’s. See how computers evolved to the iPad and smart phones of today.

(ASME) American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Fox Valley Section - 2nd Floor, East Hall

Explore what keeps airplanes flying through Principles of Mechanical Engineering and engage in other hands-on activities demonstrating simple machines.

(MED) Möbius Educational Design - 2nd Floor, East Hall

Be and Engineer in real time: Design, Build & Test a model Suspension Bridge!

Coat Room/Stroller Check - Room 159

There will be a coat room and stroller check supported by a local organization as a fundraiser.

Girl Scout Troop 1221 - 1st Floor, Atrium

Stop by and support the troop’s efforts to fundraise for an educational trip to Europe!

Illinois Tech - Atrium, 1st Floor

Get information about the STEM Expo! Learn more about IIT, room rentals, corporate training, and get Mr. Freeze wristbands.

MakeXchange - 1st Floor, North Hall

Are you a wannabe inventor? Come see the myriad of fun projects you can build with our ground-breaking invention lab including a DIY programmable paper airplane launcher!

STEMM Academy - Atrium, 2nd Floor

Join us for a fun activity that helps children explore basic geodesic principles by building a structure with marshmallows.

(EAA-YE) EAA – Young Eagles - 2nd Floor, North Hall

Introduce and inspire kids of all ages to the world of aviation through flight! Stop by and sign-up for EAA Young Eagles Program. Youth ages 8-17 can sign-up for a free flight!

(IFSH) Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Tech’s Institute for Food Safety and Health - Room 203

Stop by and learn all about Food Science and Nutrition. See 1st hand how we use ultrasound technology to view blood vessels, see how flexible they are, and watch blood flow. Explore a variety of displays that show how food impacts your health and more!

(ANL) Argonne National Laboratory - 2nd Floor, North Hall

Come hang out with nuclear scientists and try your hand at using a remote manipulator to move impostor nuclear materials. Also stop over to see one of our latest inventions, the Oleo Sponge, that absorbs oil not water, is reusable and can collect oil both above and below the water surface.

All About Flight - Room 243

Join us to see demonstrations on aviation, interact with a flight simulator, a robotic arm, and more. Stop by and make a rocket or airplane and learn why an airplane flies. There will be demonstrations throughout the day on CAP’S STEM Kits in addition to:

Toys in Space demonstration - 11:30 am
Space Shuttle Tile demonstration - 2:00 pm

(RTC Lab) Real Time Communications Lab - 2nd Floor, East Hall

Hanging out with us can really change your appearance! Using Google and apps you can change your eyes, glasses or your hat or maybe morph into a monster or a mouse! Learn what happens behind the apps as well as what is in front of your face.

IOTreasure Hunt (Hosted by RTC Lab) - Room 252

Find the treasure! Blue Beard the Pirate has buried treasure in Room 252. Use a special treasure locating device (TLDs) that uses a BlueTooth application to find it. You get to keep the treasure!