Collaborative Maker Exhibition Workshop, Saturday, May 21st, 10am -12pm

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If you want to exhibit at the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire, and would like your exhibit to somehow connect to or be part of a collaborative experience, come join other makers as we workshop ways to:

  • Co-exhibit
  • Collaboratively design an exhibit
  • Create exhibits that naturally connect to others
  • Highlight connections between your exhibit and another

We will examine themes (art, motion, larger than life, your idea?) to help get your creative juices flowing, then break into groups to develop the ideas that resonate with you. By the time you leave, you should have identified potential partner(s) and have enough of a plan to update your existing application to be a maker!

Saturday, May 21st from 10:00 – Noon

Museum of Science & Industry, Chicago

(Includes admission for you and 2 guests, plus parking for one vehicle)

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Why a meetup?

We value our makers’ feedback and at our 2015 debrief, you told us you wanted opportunities to engage with each other BEFORE the event, as well as opportunities to collaboratively plan your exhibits.

How to register:

Before using this Eventbrite link to register, you will need to apply for the 2016 Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire. You will need your maker ID number to register. Don’t worry, the application is non-binding and you have total control over its content.

What to bring with you:

Your creative muse, a tangible item that illustrates the types of things you enjoy creating, your maker ID#, and an open mind.

Who is this for?

Any maker who wants to infuse collaboration into their exhibit!

Participation Required?

Absolutely not! This workshop is entirely optional, but it will be a fun way to engage with other makers as you plan for your exhibits.

I have more questions! Who can I ask?
You can email us at info, Tweet us @ChiMakerFaire, or Facebook message us at


Tentative Agenda

10:00 – 10:15
Welcome, Introduction, Ninja

10:15 – 10:20
Review existing makers and planned attractions

10:20 – 10:30
Theme-centered brainstorming

10:30 – 11:15

11:15 – 11:30

Wed April 13, 2016 – Financial Analytics: Building a Laptop Laboratory for Data Science, Dr. Mark Bennett

This information is also on the Chapter website at:

A joint Chicago Chapter ACM / Loyola University Computer Science Department meeting

Financial Analytics: Building a Laptop Laboratory for Data Science
Speaker: Dr. Mark Bennett

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
5:45 pm – Social Hour, light refreshments
6:30 pm – Presentation

Loyola University Water Tower Campus (Chicago/Michigan Area)
111 E. Pearson Street, Chicago IL 60611
Beane Ballroom (13th Floor, Lewis Towers)

Admission: Free, Reservations Requested, General Admission, open to the public.

RSVP on the Chicago ACM meetup site

Northwestern High School Project Showcase 2016

Join us at the NU High School Project Showcase

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High School Students:

Present your projects at this year’s

Northwestern University
High School Project Showcase

Location: Norris University Center
Northwestern University, Evanston Campus
1999 Campus Drive
Evanston IL, 60208

Date: Wednesday, June 1st 2016
Time: 9:30am – 3:15pm

Northwestern University’s Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP), in collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, will be hosting the 9th Annual High School Project Showcase on the Evanston campus this June.

High school students from Chicago-area schools are invited to submit their research, science fair, and engineering projects. Those selected will display their project as part of Northwestern University’s Undergraduate Research and Arts Exposition.

The 9th-12th grade students will be selected from those who complete high quality projects as part of their research and project-based math and science curricula, through an independent student research or project based course or club, or as an entirely independent project.

All high school students from Chicago-area schools are encouraged to apply.

Click here to register today!

Registration deadline is: Friday May 6th, 2016

Questions? Please contact Emily at emily.depalma

Many thanks to our partners and sponsors:

Motorola Solutions Foundations and The Office of Undergraduate Student Research and Northwestern University

The Office of STEM Education Partnerships (OSEP) supports K-12 students and teachers by connecting them with the world-class science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) resources of Northwestern University and beyond.
Copyright © 2016 Office of STEM Education Partnerships, All rights reserved.
You are receiving this email because at some point in the recent past you:

– Joined us at a teacher workshop/professional development

– Attended a STEM Summit

– Participated in FUSE, BoCE, CT-STEM, ETHS events

– Have an interest in the Educational outreach that we are doing at the Office of STEM Education Partnerships at Northwestern University.

Our mailing address is:
Office of STEM Education PartnershipsAnnenberg Hall
2120 Campus Drive
Evanston, Il 60208


CS @ University of Illinois

CS @ ILLINOIS Sail, which is coming up on April 9th.

Sail (formerly known as Splash) is a CS outreach program in which students will spend the day on campus at UIUC taking courses taught by current Illinois students. They can choose their own schedule, with classes ranging in subject from learning how to make their own website to general college advice and various silly courses. All meals will be provided on that day, and there will be transportation available from Woodfield Mall, Oakbrook Center, Buffalo Grove, Union Station, and Naperville.

Some of the example classes are

  • Quizditch: Harry Potter Trivia
  • Beyond the Books
  • How to Get a Job in the CS Industry
  • Intro to Android Reverse Engineering
  • Computer Vision: It looks Magical but It’s Not Magic

… and a whole bunch more!

Please help us spread the word and encourage your students to register at

Classes are first come first serve, so signup now. Also, RSVP at .

We’re excited to host them and hope that they’ll take this opportunity to explore our campus and get a taste of CS @ ILLINOIS, while meeting other high school students interested in STEM and current Illinois students.

Contact cs-sail if you have any questions!