Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Chicago STEAM Conference for Middle School and High School Students

STEAM Conference at Northeastern Illinois University
On Saturday, May 11, 2013 Northeastern Illinois University will be hosting their 3rd Annual STEAM student conference. The conference is brought to you by the Upward Bound Math and Science program (UBMS), in collaboration and sponsorship from the Chicago Teachers' Center and Northeastern Illinois University, and Columbia College Science and Math Department.

The STEAM student conference is an event for middle and high school students who attend schools in the greater Chicagoland area to foster science, technology, engineering, art/agriculture/architecture and mathematics learning through project-based and career-oriented workshop sessions.

The Upward Bound Math and Science program is a TRIO funded grant from the United States Department of Education. If you are interested in Collaborating, Contributing, Presenting or Exhibiting, contact the ubms program.

To learn more about this amazing opportunity for middle and high school students please visit the STEAM conference blog.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Kids in Robotics on WGN Morning News

national robotics week
Tune in to WGN Morning News tomorrow, April 11, around 7:40 AM to see two Chicago-area robotics teams in action. The segment will feature The Makers, a VEX League team, and the LEGOlettes, a FIRST League team, and their bots.

Team coaches Kim Moldofsky and Karen Smith will give a brief overview of their leagues and then the kids will share their thoughts and show off their mad robotics skillz.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Robot Block Party at Museum of Science and Industry

In celebration of National Robotics Week, Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, MSI, is hosting a week-long Robot Block Party. They'll be demonstrating several different kinds of robots from the U.S. and around the world. The party also includes lectures from robotics scholars (actual people or mechas?) and the stuff MSI is best known for--hands-on fun!

All activities are included in general Museum admission. Times, locations and availability are subject to change.

Learn more on the MSI website.

Friday, April 5, 2013


STEM Kids Chicago highlights opportunities for science, technology, engineering and math learning + fun in the Chicago area.

Read more about founder Kim Moldofsky.