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2017 Future City - Chicago Regional Finals

The 2017 Chicago Regional Finals took place January at the UIC Student Center.

Future City Competition serves 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Sponsored by DiscoverE, this national program introduces students to engineering with popular Sim City software. Students design cities with simulation software, build scale models, write essays and give oral presentations on their city's design.

If you would like to become a mentor for one of the participating teams visit http://futurecity.org/illinois-chicago for more information or Don Wittmer at dwittmer@hntb.com.

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2017 Rice Campus DuPage Area Engineers Week Expo

The Annual Engineers Week Expo took place on Saturday, February 25, 2017.This is a fun, free, family, interactive event providing children and adults the opportunity to experience and explore the many fields of science and engineering through displays and presentations. The event is geared toward children in kindergarten through 8th grades, however, all ages will enjoy the event!


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National Engineers Week

February 19-25, 2017

Engineers Week is the catalyst that sparks organizations and volunteers to make a difference by engaging students in engineering and celebrating the profession.

USA Science + Engineering Festival at Oakton Community College

April 18, 2017

A day of free activities and demonstrations highlighting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Bring the whole family for hands-on demonstrations and information about everything STEM.


Family Science Expo

The 8th Annual Family Science Expo will happen on September 24, 2016.

Going on its 8th year, the Family Science Expo aims to get kids excited about science, technology, and engineering. With interactive displays and exhibits, the Science Expo is the perfect combination of education and family fun.

What happens at the Science Expo?

The Family Science Expo gives kids an opportunity talk to real engineers and scientists and learn about the amazing things they do. Representatives from local science and technology organizations set up hands-on demonstrations and activities. Kids might get to build a bridge out of paper, learn about how concrete is made, or see light refracting Photo By: Steven HIll

through different prisms.


The Icebox Derby STEM Cup 2016

Coming August 2016

30 Girls. 6 Fridges. 1 Epic Race.

Join us as Chicagoland teens use science to turn recycled things into race cars.


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The Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI) Upcoming Events

July 19, 2016: Structural Walking Tour of Navy Pier

September 6, 2016: SEAOI Dinner Meeting Speaker & Topic to be announced

September 24, 2016: SEAOI Exhibits at Des Plains Public Library - Family "Science Day" - Free

October 26, 2016: 6th Annual SEAOI Structures Symposium.

For additional SEAOI News visit their website at www.seaoi.org