Teen Ignite: Stem Workshop 2017

Nichols Library    Saturday, Sept 9    11:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Get ready for a day of high-energy, hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics workshops. This free event is geared towards students in grades 6-12 who are looking into future careers in these areas as well as those who just love STEM programming or want to learn more! Workshops are led by area volunteers from local businesses and organizations.

Workshops & Presenters

11:45 A.M.

  • Teen Ignite: STEM Workshop check-in begins
    Teens check-in at the table outside the Community Room on the lower level and receive information about the day’s activities and enter the drawing to win a Raspberry Pi.
  • Green Screen Fun
    Come celebrate STEM. Get a picture taken with the Idea Lab green screen and be put in a place beyond the imagination. Available throughout duration of the workshop.
  • Virtual Reality
    Step into another world when looking into the Virtual Reality goggles. Available throughout the duration of the workshop.

NOON

  • Math in Your Everyday Life
    Participants will learn the basics of STEM and how they can apply the M part of STEM to their everyday life and future careers. Students will break off into different engaging math stations to get a brief glimpse of how math is applied in daily lives. The student who posts the most interesting photo from the day using #TeenIgniteMathnasium on social media will be awarded a prize from Mathnasium.
         Presented by: Aparna Pai, owner & center director, Mathnasium of Naperville
  • Crime Scene Investigation
    Teens can take a closer look at how crimes are solved. Through hands-on activities, participants will learn about the impact of modern technology on investigation and the role forensic science plays in real-world cases. This presentation will cover the basics of fingerprinting before participants are able to dust their own fingerprints on objects and bring home the dusted fingerprint.
         Presented by: Donald Comstock, instructor, Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA)-College of DuPage
  • Argonne Cybersecurity
    Through hands-on activities using a Caesar cipher, participants will learn how cybersecurity analysts use encryption techniques to prevent cyber threats to an organization. Participants will also learn how to solve an interactive crypto-puzzle and discover the speakers unique path that brought her into a cybersecurity research career.  Participant questions on cyber security issues including online safety will be addressed. A Cybersecurity analysist seeks out the weaknesses in infrastructure (software, hardware and networks) and finds creative ways to protect it.
         Presented by: Jennifer Fowler, cybersecurity analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Raspberry Pi
    Learn how to create a basic intruder alarm by using Python (a general-purpose, object oriented language) and a Raspberry Pi computing system.
         Presented by: Emerging Technologies Department, Naperville Public Library
  • Best Buy Tech Buffet
    Representatives from Best Buy in Aurora will have a variety of different technology items for teens to look at and try out.

1:05 P.M.

  • Math in Your Everyday Life
    Participants will learn the basics of STEM and how they can apply the M part of STEM to their everyday life and future careers. Students will break off into different engaging math stations to get a brief glimpse of how math is applied in daily lives. The student who posts the most interesting photo from the day using #TeenIgniteMathnasium on social media will be awarded a prize from Mathnasium.
         Presented by: Aparna Pai, owner & center director, Mathnasium of Naperville
  • Crime Scene Investigation
    Teens can take a closer look at how crimes are solved. Through hands-on activities, participants will learn about the impact of modern technology on investigation and the role forensic science plays in real-world cases. This presentation will cover the basics of fingerprinting before participants are able to dust their own fingerprints on objects and bring home the dusted fingerprint.
         Presented by: Donald Comstock, instructor, Suburban Law Enforcement Academy (SLEA)-College of DuPage
  • Argonne Cybersecurity
    Through hands-on activities using a Caesar cipher, participants will learn how cybersecurity analysts use encryption techniques to prevent cyber threats to an organization. Participants will also learn how to solve an interactive crypto-puzzle and discover the speakers unique path that brought her into a cybersecurity research career.  Participant questions on cyber security issues including online safety will be addressed. A Cybersecurity analysist seeks out the weaknesses in infrastructure (software, hardware and networks) and finds creative ways to protect it.
         Presented by: Jennifer Fowler, cybersecurity analyst, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Raspberry Pi
    Learn how to create a basic intruder alarm by using Python (a general-purpose, object oriented language) and a Raspberry Pi computing system.
         Presented by: Emerging Technologies Department, Naperville Public Library
  • Best Buy Tech Buffet
    Representatives from Best Buy in Aurora will have a variety of different technology items for teens to look at and try out.

2:05 P.M.

  • Break
    Take a 30-min. break before rejoining the afternoon sessions.

2:35 P.M.

  • Emergency Medical Technician & Paramedic Skills
    Students will learn about College of DuPage’s Emergency Medical Technician school and basic and advanced life skills emergency medicine professionals utilize in the field. Participants will get hands-on experience with devices used in the field like an intubation head to learn how to intubate a patient and a cardiac monitor.
         Presented by: Steve Sievers, instructor, College of DuPage EMS/Fire Science and Carol Stream Fire Department
  • Agriculture in a Jar
    Discover density by measuring different agriculture by-products. Students will use measurements to discover density by layering different agriculture by-products.
         Presented by: Melanie Krawczyk, ag literacy coordinator, DuPage County Farm Bureau
  • Math Genius
         Presented by: Mike Byster
  • 3-D Printing
    Learn how to design a three-dimensional object, and understand the process of printing using the library’s 3-D printer.
         Presented by: Emerging Technologies Department, Naperville Public Library
  • Best Buy Tech Buffet
    Representatives from Best Buy in Aurora will have a variety of different technology items for teens to look at and try out.

3:40 P.M.

  • Emergency Medical Technician & Paramedic Skills
    Students will learn about College of DuPage’s Emergency Medical Technician school and basic and advanced life skills emergency medicine professionals utilize in the field. Participants will get hands-on experience with devices used in the field like an intubation head to learn how to intubate a patient and a cardiac monitor.
         Presented by: Steve Sievers, instructor, College of DuPage EMS/Fire Science and Carol Stream Fire Department
  • Agriculture in a Jar
    Discover density by measuring different agriculture by-products. Students will use measurements to discover density by layering different agriculture by-products.
         Presented by: Melanie Krawczyk, ag literacy coordinator, DuPage County Farm Bureau
  • Math Genius
         Presented by: Mike Byster
  • 3-D Printing
    Learn how to design a three-dimensional object, and understand the process of printing using the library’s 3-D printer.
         Presented by: Emerging Technologies Department, Naperville Public Library
  • Best Buy Tech Buffet
    Representatives from Best Buy in Aurora will have a variety of different technology items for teens to look at and try out.

4:45 P.M.

  • Closing Presentation
    Trisha Prabhu, senior at Nequa Valley High School
    “ReThink: Stopping Cyberbullying at its Source”

Thank you to all our presenters for donating your time and expertise!