6th Annual STEAM Conference

CHICAGO—Columbia College Chicago and Northeastern Illinois University welcomed educators, students and families from eighty-one schools and colleges for a one day student led conference where participants learned by doing at the STEAM Conference.

The 6th annual STEAM Conference  held on May 14, 2016 at Northeastern Illinois University brought in 700 participants to take part in hands-on workshops in science, technology, engineering, arts/architecture and mathematics (STEAM).

Participants had the opportunity to hear from Keynote speaker, Laura Sanchez, who shared her experience and her story on how she became an entrepreneur in Chicago’s Technology field. Laura Sanchez is the founder and CEO of SWATware LLC, a full‐service Information Technology (IT) firm that delivers comprehensive IT and Web solutions, with a focus in Cyber Security.

Feedback from Participants
“Students did an excellent job presenting the information and assisting participants- Great Work!”

“This was a really interesting presentation! I enjoyed how you added the background information. I would like to make this lava lamp at home. Thank you!”

“This was a very good presentation. the presenters were very informed about what they were doing. I also learned new things while conducting the experiment”

“Loved working with the robot – wish we had more time to play with it and solve problems. Awesome presenter!”

“The presenters were friendly, knowledgeable, funny and approachable. Thank you for sharing your time.”

“The workshop was very informative. The presenters were knowledgable of the information they presented. They were able to answer questions that were given.”

“Excellent. I learned a lot and enjoyed hearing the workshop in both languages. Great way to engage the audience”

“Muy orgullosa de ver persona como Laura y espero que siga compartiendo su éxito a nuestros jovenes y familias.”

About the STEAM Conference
The STEAM Conference is an event designed to spark the curiosity of its participants by supporting a positive experiential opportunity for learning. This approach to learning is a result of the partnership between Northeastern Illinois University and Columbia College Chicago.
The event provides middle school, high school, teachers/educators and parents to attend 40 unique concurrent hands-on workshops session in science, technology, engineering, art/architecture/agriculture and mathematics (STEAM). One of the unique features of the conference is that the presenters are middle school and high school students that participate in pre-college academic programs, Pathways Initiatives and Scientist for Tomorrow Initiatives.

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