April 29 Raspberry Pi Student Challenge Registration

Illinois IT Learning Exchange


2017 Raspberry Pi Student Application Challenge

April 29, 2017
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Illinois Institute of Technology
McCormick Tribune Campus Center Ballroom

We invite high school student teams to demonstrate an application they have built, using a Raspberry Pi and peripherals! The student team must demonstrate the end result of their created technology. The Illinois IT Learning Exchange will select 30 student teams to showcase their completed application on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at Illinois Institute of Technology.

Interested student teams must register and submit a 1 minute YouTube video by 5 p.m. on February 15, 2017 describing the application they will build and demonstrate. We will announce student team finalists on March 1, 2017 via email.

At the BUILD IT showcasing event a panel of volunteer judges will evaluate and score each student team’s demonstrated application. Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winning teams. All student teams will receive a Certificate of Achievement for participating, as well as a gift bag of goodies.

• Click Details tab to Review Challenge Rules.

• Click Getting Started tab to Register.

• Click here to download flyer:
BUILD IT: 2017 Raspberry Pi Student Application Challenge.

Media Comp Mixx Off

The 3rd annual Media Comp Mixx Off will take place next week Tuesday after school in room 124. The six finalists this year are:

  • Dean Roeser
  • Nick Udell
  • Kimi Heimsoth
  • Pierce Myers
  • Huy Nguyen
  • Franklin Lu

Come out and vote for your favorites!Mix Off Flyer

Lane Tech GAME JAM registration is open!

Full details at http://tinyurl.com/LTGameJam2017

Flyer attached

Brief summary of the LT Game Jam:

  • Feb 10th to 12th. Friday to Sunday.
  • Students will be in the building for 20 hours. They will design and make a game of any kind. Can be a card game, board game, RPG, digital game, etc…however they define game.
  • There will be a common theme that will be announced on that Friday.
  • There must be 4 members per team.
  • Cannot be LTAC students.

Fri – 4:30 pm to 9 pm

Sat – 9 am to 10 pm
Sun – 9 am to 2 pm

Keynote Speaker: Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter and founder of Lost Arts.

Mentors of the local gaming industry will be on hand to provide advice and help to students.

Question? See Mr. Law in 136 or email drlaw

LT Game Jam.pdf

Registration for Clean Tech 2017 is open

2017 Clean Tech Competition

Challenge your students to “Create a Greener Future”

Win up to $10,000!


Registration is now open for the 2017 Clean Tech Competition, a global research and design challenge for 15-18 year old students. This year’s challenge is to “Create a Greener Future”.

This educational opportunity challenges students to develop innovative, clean technology solutions to real-world issues. Solutions may take on aspects of buildings, materials, and efficiency, indoor environmental quality and “sick buildings”, among other available topics. Student participants will gain experience with focused research, critical thinking, and the scientific process – making it a great project based learning opportunity.

There is no entry fee, and students can participate through school, extracurricular programs or, on their own. Total prizes awarded will be over $30,000 and the Finalist Event will be held on at Stony Brook University, New York!

There is no limit to the number of Teams per organization – so spread the word! Each stage of the competition is designed to be a rewarding process, and more student participation means inspiring more young scientists to help build a better future for our planet. We want students from Lane Tech College Prep in this year’s competition this year and for years to come.

Learn more and register at:


Contact administrator at CleanTech

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! #CreateAGreenerFuture

“From young minds come fresh solutions”

2017 ProjectCSGirls for 6th-8th Grade Girls

The ProjectCSGIRLS Competition for Middle School Girls challenges participants in 6th-8th grade to build something using computer science and technology that can help solve an imminent social problem under one of three themes – global health, a safer world, and intelligent technology. Judges will select semifinalists, finalists, and national winners. All finalists will receive a fully paid trip to DC for our national gala, the ultimate celebration of girls in computing, in June of 2017 during which they will participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, tour tech companies, participate in a formal awards ceremony, and showcase their projects to the public. Registration for the 2017 ProjectCSGIRLS competition closes February 15th, 2017. The deadline to submit projects is April 15th, 2017. Mentors will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis so if students would like to request a mentor, they should register early!

The competition is completely free and students can register here: http://www.projectcsgirls.com/register.html

Also attached is a flyer as well as an outreach document that includes email blurbs, social media posts, and other information that you could use for outreach to students.

[women in cs, stem, awards, middle school, girls in stem]

2017 ProjectCSGIRLS Outreach Instructions.docx

2017 ProjectCSGIRLS Flyer.pdf

Wolfram Summer Programs Applications Open

Their summer program is for high school students aged 17 or younger.
Apply now to the Wolfram Summer Programs for Science, Technology
& Innovation!

The Wolfram Summer School is a unique educational and career
opportunity to learn and do projects at the frontiers of science,
technology and innovation. Take part in hands-on learning–from
applying Wolfram’s unique approach to creative ideas to turning
those ideas into research, products and companies.

This program will be held from June 18 to July 7 at Bentley
University near Boston, Massachusetts. For more information and
to apply, please visit:

The Wolfram High School Summer Camp is a project-oriented camp
for high-school students, introducing them to cutting-edge
programming, computational thinking and innovative technology.
The camp is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurial and
STEM-minded high-school students to learn how to develop and
explore science and technology.

This program will be held from June 25 to July 7, also at Bentley
University. Students must be age 17 or younger as of July 7,
2017, to be eligible. For more information and to apply, please

For details, please visit the FAQ pages or contact us at

Carol Cronin
Education Administrator

AspireIT Tech Camp for Middle School Girls

Please share this out to any communities / families with middle school aged girls.

My name is Karolina Rak and I am currently a senior at Lane Tech High School.

Lane Tech has partnered with NCWIT (National Center for Women in Technology) and will be hosting a computer science camp of a series of 7 Saturday workshops to teach computer science and robotics to middle school girls. If attending, girls will be expected to attend all 7 days of the program. Registration is first come first serve. when we reach capacity, we will close registration. There are 80 spots available. These workshops provide a cheaper alternative to most existing computing camps and can be great introductory programs for students that want to try and explore new ideas. The girls will be working with and taught by my female school peers, all with some experience in this field. Our mission is to introduce computing to girls in the event to potentially reduce the gender gap in technology related fields, as well as give them experience in problem-solving, working with groups, and giving them a new creative outlet to express themselves.

The camp is held at Lane Tech and is $75.

The camp runs from 9am – 2pm and dates that it will be held are:
Feb 4
Feb 11
Feb 18
Feb 25
March 4
March 18
April 1

We are asking that you share this information with your students. A flyer is attached that may be displayed or passed out.

Thank you,
Karolina Rak

Parents can sign their students up on this drlaw. See the flyer below for more info.

Aspire2017 flyer.pdf

2017 Society of Women Engineers Scholarship

Applications must be submitted by April 10, 20167by 11:59pm (CST).

Here is the link to the 2017 SWE Chicago Section High School Senior Scholarship Application.

Open to all/any Female High School Seniors or Junior College Students that plan to major in engineering or computer science.

• Applicant must be a female.
• The applicant’s home must be in a zip code with these three numbers as the first three digits: IL 600-608, 610-611, and 613; IN 463-466.
• The applicant must be a freshman, re-entry or transfer student accepted into an engineering or computer science program at an accredited college or university for the Fall 2017 semester.
• The applicant’s unweighted grade point average must be a 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale.
• School Transcripts must be sent by your school. School Officials can submit Transcripts via U.S. mail or e-mail as a .pdf to: SWE Scholarship Committee swechicagoscholarship