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City Colleges of Chicago Hosts S.T.E.M. Science Demonstration Night

City Colleges of Chicago Hosts S.T.E.M. Science Demonstration Night

10/18/2012 12:00 AM

​CHICAGO – Bam! Splatter! Flash! City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), in partnership with the scienceFIST Foundation, will host an evening of spectacular science demonstrations that will mesmerize your mind, dazzle the senses – and maybe blow up a pumpkin – at its first-ever “S.T.E.M.” Science Demonstration Night. 

Educators from K-12, and even college-level, are invited to attend this Free educational event featuring Michael Davis, Associate Vice Chancellor for CCC S.T.E.M.  Davis, along with the Museum of Science and Industry’s “Bangs ‘n Flashes;” Sidney Nagel & Heinrich Jaeger of the University of Chicago’s “Physics with a Bang;” Joy Walker of Truman College (one of the CCC); and physics instructor Brian Niebuhr of the Chicago Public Schools,  will showcase exciting displays of science that will glow, blow up, and change colors. 

Attendees will learn innovative ways to stimulate their classes with exciting and lively new science tricks they can share with their students. They will also gain insight on how to inspire their students to explore S.T.E.M. courses and careers.

“The future growth in jobs will come from innovations largely derived from science and technology,” said Davis.  “While the goal of S.T.E.M. Science Demonstration Night is to showcase some amazing science demonstrations, we ultimately want to inspire students to want to learn more about S.T.E.M. careers.  Today, only four percent of the nation’s workforce is employed as scientists or engineers.  The City Colleges of Chicago would like to see that number increase.”

CCC is a major supporter of S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) studies and prepares its students majoring in areas such as chemistry, physics, biology, math, engineering, and information technology for further education upon transfer.  In addition CCC supports opportunities such as undergraduate research, community based outreach, and sustainability challenges to prepare students to be professionals in both their content and their activities.  Students who pursue their education with the CCC could save up to $40,000 on their first two years of college.

Event Date:  Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.
Location:  Malcolm X College Theatre (1900 W. Van Buren St., Chicago, 1st floor)
Updated 11/19 with YouTube video of event.