Represent Lane’s CS Program at Bell’s STEM/STEAM Fair THIS Thursday

We are looking for a 1 or more Lane CS students to hosting a table for the Fine Arts Night at Bell School, this Thursday 5/25 (tomorrow) from 6-8pm. They are celebrating all the ways we “Connect, Create, Cultivate.” This is also Bell’s Centennial Year! The table can be anything you want it to be. It could have a few projects to look at or other “visual” demonstrations that can highlight STEM/STEAM/Makers at Lane. You would also field questions from the attendees. Your table could be hands-on or more observational in nature.

You can read more about the event here.
If interested, email Mr. Solin by 1pm TODAY (Wednesday)

Jonathan Salk @ Lost Arts

lostartsLost Arts is hosting Jonathan Salk, co-author of A New Reality, for a series of discussions Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. The discussions will center around key topics within the book itself.
Jonathan Salk is a futurist, psychologist, and author. He co-authored the book with his father, Jonas Salk. Jonas Salk is the inventor of the first vaccination for Polio and founder of the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. We’re incredibly excited for this series of intimate discussions.
Tuesday, May 23rd
A New Reality
Presentation by Jonathan Salk
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 24th

A New Reality 

Impact Within The Workplace
Wednesday, May 24th

A New Reality 

Impact Within Society & Politics
Lost Arts

The Ultimate Smart Driving Machine: How Machine Learning Powers the Connected Car

unnamed (1)What is the state-of-the-art in the connected car industry, and what are the challenges and opportunities that big data and machine learning can address? Cars are now connected to the internet and car manufacturers are becoming more like software companies, shifting focus from traditional hardware platforms towards the software and services platform, leveraging scalable cloud computing with machine learning and IoT. Learn what BMW is doing with machine learning to address the challenges of journey management and integrating daily activities into the car.

The car is not just about going from point A to point B anymore, but rather delivering a holistic experience that revolves around the activities in our daily lives. Car manufacturers are using big data, machine learning and AI to understand consumer behaviors, and preferences for specific cars that they like to drive. Your car may predict when you should leave for work and home, and learn which places you go often, to make the car become The Ultimate Smart Driving Machine.

Alvin Chin is a Senior Researcher in Machine Learning at BMW Technology Corporation, Chicago of the BMW Group. His research interests include connected car, machine learning, big data, mobile social networking, and ubiquitous computing. Dr. Chin has authored more than 30 publications and 10 patents, including pending. He received a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and previously worked for Nokia Research Center, Nokia and Microsoft in Beijing, China. He can be contacted at and more about Dr. Chin can be found at his website

While there will be light refreshments available, feel free to “brown bag” it and bring in food from the outside to eat during the social hour.

Speaker: Dr. Alvin Chin, Senior Researcher, BMW Technology Corporation, BMW Group
Wednesday, May 24, 2017


5:45 pm – Social Hour, 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) Campus map
Admission: Free, Reservations Requested, General Admission, open to the public.


Hack on State

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Hack on State is a 12-hour programming marathon for innovative young developers and creative thinkers to design a software application that addresses a community issue of their choice – ranging from education accessibility and quality to neighborhood violence and gentrification. Teams will be comprised of no more than five students, and will be formed based on a common desire to solve a specific problem rather than by high school. Groups will be able to sign up throughout the day at the Mentor Desk to receive advice from industry professionals.


ENTERpreneur Program Application for this summer is open

Every successful business leader begins as a student, and the most successful and current innovations begin with technology. Give yourself the opportunity this summer to learn how to start and build a tech company or how to leverage technology to grow a business. Do this all while developing leadership skills, unleashing creativity, and solving real-life problems. The world is at your fingertips – it’s time to create!

Join us this summer. Find out more details here.

Key Details:

  • Access to leading technology and business experts
  • Sessions will be held at 1871 for 4 weeks (June 20 to July 20: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12-5pm, off the week of July 4th)
  • Open to ALL Chicagoland area high school students

The overall goal of ENTERpreneur is to give every participating student guidance and support that will encourage them to succeed in school, go to college, and become the country’s future business leaders. 

Apply now for Cohort 4 here.

Application Deadline: Friday June 2, 2017 at 11:59pm CST

CHI Hacks – The Windy City’s Premier High School Hackathon

Saturday, May 27th – Sunsday, May 28th, 2017

Chicago Hacks is the premier high school hackathon that looks to educate newer students on computer science while also helping the more advanced programmers excel. We look to encourage any students to come and grow their love for programming and create awesome projects. We strive to spread and educate students on computer science in the midwest region.

Who can participate?

Any high school student! Including Class of 2017 graduates who may have graduated prior to the event date.

I don’t know how to code! Should I still come?

Yes!!! Our hackathon is the perfect place to learn about programming with all our different workshops we will offer at the event.

What can I create?

Anything you want! However, we hope that there are projects that create an impact or cause social change. Also, your project must be entirely made during the hackathon, but you may come to the hackathon with an idea already in mind.

For additional FAQs and Registration Info, visit