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Air Traffic Control Simulation

TechSavvy Skill
A B C D E F G - The alphabet you learned in preschool is not the same in THE TOWER Come and learn hands on how towers communicate with pilots and become an air traffic controller. This workshop includes a tour of the Lewis University tower and radar simulator.
Speaker Info/Bio:
TBA

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Calling all FANgirls!

TechSavvy Skill
Learn about renewable energy and how wind turbines work! Create your own wind turbine and compete against others to create the best one! See how much energy you can harness!
Speaker Info/Bio:
Maggie Capalbo

Lewis University

College Corner

TechSavvy Skill
Meet a variety of Seasoned professionals in STEM careers at universities and non-profits on their experiences how they made it in a male-dominated field and what they would advise to help adult influencers parents faculty and industry professionals on how to feed a girl with interests in STEM. Trade show style
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Variety of College and Industry Representatives

Many universities will be showcasing their programs, scholarships, and financial aid. Industry both profit and non-profit will be showcasing career opportunities in STEM and other STEM level activities, clubs and organizations.

Cybersecurity

TechSavvy Skill
Through a hands-on crypto puzzle using a Caesar cipher participants will learn how cybersecurity analysts use encryption techniques to prevent cyber threats to an organization. Participants will help Alice get out of Wonderland by solving crypto puzzles decrypt clock mirror and ROT13 ciphers. Lastly you will crack a 3-digit lock to uncover the final piece of the crypto puzzle!
Speaker Info/Bio:
Jennifer Fowler

Argonne National Labs

DNA Life's Blueprint

TechSavvy Skill
Discover the link between DNA and heredity. We will extract DNA from a strawberry and discuss what it does. Participants will go home with a vial of DNA.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Fran Kravitz

Illinois Chemical Association

Drones & Flight Simulation

TechSavvy Skill
Drones are the craze today cities are buying them media are using them learn about drones and how they are integrating into our future. Fly a UAS simulator and see it in action.
Speaker Info/Bio:
TBA

TBA

Eat, Sleep, Repeat Airplanes

TechSavvy Skill
Experience some of the key components of an airplane with hands on workshops that explain the purpose of the N1 fan blades of an engine remove the blades yourself see an engine?s fuel pump in action remove parts from a turbine see a PT6 engine running and get a glimpse inside the fire section using a boroscope.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Brit Giersch

Alum & Industry Professional

Fun with Finch Robots

TechSavvy Skill
Robots are becoming a big part of our lives. Join us to learn how to program a robot to light up make noise dance and compete against other robots in a race.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Cindy Howard

Lewis University

Fun with Polymers

TechSavvy Skill
Have you heard of nylon wood paper or plastic? These materials are made up of long repeat chains of molecules known as polymers. Many materials are made from polymers which can be found in nature or made synthetically in a lab. This workshop will discuss how polymers are made and how crosslinking polymers can change material properties. Participants will make biomimetic ?gummy? spheres and prepare you own version of ?silly putty? as well explore the applications of the biopolymer cellulose for the remediation of polluted water.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Amy Mlynarski

Lewis University

Graph Coloring and Scheduling

TechSavvy Skill
Graphs are mathematical structures used to model relations in all sorts of settings including: scheduling computer networks and transportation routes just to name a few! This workshop will introduce the basic notions of graph theory in an interactive way. Through experimentation students will discover results about graph coloring and apply these results to solve scheduling dilemmas.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Marie Meyer

Lewis University

How to Write a Video Game

TechSavvy Skill
This workshop shows student how to program a real video game. Concepts explored include graphics animation collision detection and the main game loop. The workshop presenter has worked in the commercial video game industry for over 3 decades on such platforms as Sony Playstation Nintendo and Android/iOS.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Dana Dominiak

President of WebFoot Technologies and Automate the World specializing in video game programming and automation systems for logistics at large venues. She is a professor in various Computer Science courses at Lewis University and uses her degrees in Computer Science and Fine Arts in her work in the video game industry including design graphics and programming of several of Nintendos and Ataris best-selling games.

It's Electric

TechSavvy Skill
Learn about the physics of simple circuits wiring diagrams and make a battery powered car.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Andrea Blaylock

Teaching in the Engineering Technology program at Triton College. She holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University a BA in Apparel Design from Dominican University and a Masters degree in Career and Technical Education from Ball State University. Outside of teaching she is a mentor for the area FIRST robotics team at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy

Math Modeling Using NetLogo

TechSavvy Skill
Hands-on lab using computer modeling software you will use NetLogo to create and visualize agent based models. Find out first hand how math is used to model real-world phenomena like the spread of disease and interactions of predators and their prey.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Brittany Stephenson

Lewis University

Rocks, Rocks, Rocks

TechSavvy Skill
Learn more about the science that deals with the Earth's physical structure and substance it's history and the processes that act on it.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Rita Butler

West Chicago

Roller Coaster Physics

TechSavvy Skill
We will look at mechanical energy and how it is transformed in a roller coaster from kinetic to potential energy and back. ?
Speaker Info/Bio:
Elena Gramellini

Dr. Elena Gramellini is a neutrino physicist at Fermilab in Batavia  Illinois. She recently received her PhD from Yale University. Dr Gramellini currently holds a Lederman Fellowship as a researcher in particle physics with a focus on the use of Liquid Argon Time Projection Chambers  used in the next generation of accelerator neutrino detectors.  Elena is active in physics outreach and education  including presenting at TechSavvy in 2017 and 2018 and participating in an Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science workshop.

Structural Engineering

TechSavvy Skill
Build your own structures that you design. Start with an idea and leave with a real structure you can show off to your friends. Fun interactive 3D printing mixed with creative design and architecture come to life in this workshop.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Jasmine Carey

NIU STEM Outreach

To Taste or not to Taste?

TechSavvy Skill
In this workshop you will be introduced to Mendelian genetic inheritance by exploring the inherited ability to taste the chemical Phenylthiocarbamide (PTC). You will safely obtain your own DNA and PCR amplify your own TAS2R38 bitter taste receptor gene and determine whether you have the taster or non-taster version of the gene for the trait. You will be able to determine whether you are homozygous or heterozygous and correlate your genotype with your own ability to taste PTC
Speaker Info/Bio:
Holly Snyder

Lewis University

Understanding Flight

TechSavvy Skill
Ever wonder how the Wright Brothers created flight?? Come to this workshop to learn how science material choices and air travel became a reality.? Use this to build your own aircraft that flies home with you.
Speaker Info/Bio:
TBA

TBA

Assertiveness in a Male-Dominated Field

Leadership Skill
No one can live your life but you. Role play and practice taking action for yourself.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Aimee Caban

Guggenheim Partners

Dealing With Stress

Leadership Skill
Defining and evaluating personal strategies for managing stress/crises.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Susan Abraham

Received her Bachelors from Loyola University Chicago and her Masters in Teaching from Dominican University. She teaches 8th grade science at Irving Middle School in Maywood IL and is a mentor for the US Navys Sea Perch Robotics Program. She is also a student in the Mechatronics program at Triotn. Apart from teaching she is a graduate of Mudra Dance Academy in the classical art form of Bharat Natyam having performed at numerous local venues.

Fun with Public Speaking

Leadership Skill
Building confidence in public speaking.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Paula Banno

Self-employed in the marketing industry. She holds a BA in Organizational Leadership and Communication/Psychology from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst IL.

Go Team!

Leadership Skill
Come and enjoy some fun games to improve your communication skills. Impress your peers with these amazing relationship building techniques.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Andrea Blaylock

Teaching in the Engineering Technology program at Triton College. She holds a Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University a BA in Apparel Design from Dominican University and a Masters degree in Career and Technical Education from Ball State University. Outside of teaching she is a mentor for the area FIRST robotics team at Proviso Mathematics and Science Academy

Leading without the spotlight!

Leadership Skill
Do you love STEM but hate being in the spotlight. Well no problem because leaders can lead without being center stage. Learn how to inspire others by example
Speaker Info/Bio:
Adiline L Villalpando

President of Phi Theta Kappa: Chi Zeta Chapter

Networking Impact

Leadership Skill
Learn how to increase your circle of friends teachers and others to find opportunities you didn't know existed.
Speaker Info/Bio:
TBA

TBA

Stand Out and Excel

Leadership Skill
Learn how to tap into your hidden leadership talents and apply them to whatever you do to do it the best you can!
Speaker Info/Bio:
Naz Hassan

AAUW

The Power of Speech

Leadership Skill
Your voice can be your path to success.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Autumn Geist

The Public Speech

Turning Ideas into Reality

Leadership Skill
Enhance your creativity and learn to use your gray matter.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Jennifer Weggeman

Instructor at DePaul University in Chicago IL School for New Learning. Jennifer holds an MA from DePaul University. Jennifer is a professional coach; learn more at: http://edgeofyourgreatness.com/

What does your Selfie Say about you?

Leadership Skill
A Self-Empowerment workshop to build up your own self-esteem.
Speaker Info/Bio:
Myranda Zarlengo

Human Development from the University of Kansas. She also studied visual arts at Columbia College. She currently works as a digital media marketing consultant helping companies better understand their brands while educating them on marketing trends.

Yoga to focus, balance & succeed

Leadership Skill
Every consider that 15 min can make a difference settle your mind balance your stressors and revitalize your focus. Join us for this interactive session and learn how to use Yoga to help you calm your mind and succeed.
Speaker Info/Bio:
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