STEM Events

Below are a list of some of the many STEM events that occur at the College of DuPage. Click on each of the events for more information. For a full list of events, please check out our STEM Event calendar.

STEMinar Series

This series of expert talks focuses on the topics of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Talks are held in the Fall and Spring semesters. 

Explore Engineering Night

This yearly event welcomes students to COD to explore careers in engineering. The program includes presentations from industry representatives and is designed for both incoming COD students as well as COD students looking to transfer into a four-year university engineering program. 

TEDx Naperville

COD participates in this yearly conference by providing "Adventures" as well as on-site demonstrations and talks. 

STEM/CTE Showcase

Similar to the Student Life Fair, this showcase will highlight STEM as well as Career/Technical Education departments, programs, and student clubs to help raise awareness of current programs and offerings for COD students. More information coming soon!

Women in STEM Career Day

This event celebrates women in STEM careers and is designed for 8th-12th grade girls. It provides them with the opportunity to interact with positive role models and participate in hands-on activities in order to encourage more women to have positive experiences with STEM and to pursue STEM careers. 

Engineering Olympics

This annual event, sponsored by the Engineering Club, is designed to engage the young generation to seek interest in the field of engineering and in the College of DuPage. 

Science Olympiads

Each year, the College of DuPage hosts a Regional Science Olympiads tournament at their Glen Ellyn campus. The purpose of Science Olympiads is to increase in science and improve quality science education. 


Get Your Geek On! with this annual event designed to celebrate the wide variety of innovation in the STEM fields. The day long extravaganza offers an interactive and stimulating fair celebrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and includes something for all ages and interests. Come for the knowledge. Stay for the fun. 

STEM Professional Development

These events are designs specifically by and for high school STEM educators and target specific areas of need, including content development and teaching skills enhancements, outreach opportunities, and more. 


Are you looking for opportunities for your K-12 student? Make sure you visit our Continuing Education website to learn about summer camps and other STEM programs.


Contact Information

STEM Outreach Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2H01B, (630) 942-3021

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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