COD STEM Clubs to Host Free Homeschool Outreach Events in January
By Mike McKissack
The College of DuPage Engineering Club will host two free educational events in January aimed at homeschooled children.
An engineering outreach event geared toward homeschooled children in grades sixth through twelfth will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, and a space exploration-themed engineering event for homeschoolers in kindergarten through high school will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 17. Both events will be held in the Berg Instructional Center, Room 3559, on the College’s Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.
“Constantly updating and improving STEM education to meet the needs of different demographics is vital to our society,” said COD Engineering Club President Josie Suter. “Revolutionary ideas get nowhere without the power to implement them, and STEM education is the equivalent of equipping our students with super powers.”
The programs will include presentations about STEM disciplines and opportunities to learn a technical skill and complete a hands-on project. During the Jan. 15 event, parents may attend an optional seminar on the importance of STEM education that will include a discussion on how to interest their children through experimentation. Parents also will receive a list of resources and fun, age-appropriate projects that can be done at home.
Seating is limited for these events and participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Click here to register for these events. For more information, contact Josie Suter at email@example.com.
The COD Engineering Club provides a diverse, flexible, open and constructive environment for prospective engineers and technicians to work together on projects, gain experience, and promote engineering and technology. Click here for more information.
The Engineering program at COD provides the first two years of baccalaureate work, including courses in mathematics, computer programming, chemistry, physics, engineering graphics, mechanics, circuits and general studies. Upon completion of the Associate in Engineering Science degree, students transfer to baccalaureate-granting institutions where they complete the last two years of their bachelor's degree in engineering. Click here for more information about Engineering at COD.
In addition, COD offers the innovative Engineering Pathways program, which provides guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
College of DuPage’s STEM programs provide students with the academic background and training needed to successfully pursue an advanced degree or career in a variety of STEM disciplines. Click here for more information about the STEM programs at College of DuPage.
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