Invitation to NSBE Innovation Lab

See details below.

We would like to extend this special invitation to you and your student(s). The National Society of Black Engineers is hosting a special event at the Sheraton Grand, Saturday, Sept. 30th. This free event will showcase innovations from Argonne Labs, Project Syncere, Baxter, Fermi Lab, KDM Engineering, Imagine-It Tech and more! Attendees will be able to see the latest in technology play fun, interactive STEM-based games, talk to our engineers and design innovations of their own!

All ages are welcome!

Please register for this event @

Space is limited, so register today!

NSBE Chicago Professionals – PCI/NSBE Jr. Chair

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P.O. Box 8304, Chicago, IL 60680-8304

Congressional App Challenge – Chicago


The 2017 Congressional App Challenge is open for submissions from students in 204+ congressional districts across the country. Students can create and submit their own original apps for mobile phone, tablet, or computer platforms. Apps will be judged by a panel of local community leaders engaged in STEM fields. Winners run the chance of being invited to Washington, DC, and having their apps featured on a display in the U.S. Capitol building.

There are currently 204+ Members of Congress from 45 states signed up to participate in this year’s Challenge. To see if students from your area are eligible to participate, click here.

More information and submission guidelines are available at

PDF With details HERE

An Introduction to Smartphone Forensics, Dan O’Day, KPMG – Tomorrow Wed Sept 13

Short notice. This is for tomorrow, Wednesday 9/13.

This information is also on the Chapter website at:

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

An Introduction to Smartphone Forensics

Speaker: Dan O’Day, KPMG

Wednesday, September 13, 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.

RSVP on the Chicago ACM meetup site

Huskie Hack – 24 Hour Hackathon

Huskie Hack for Health & Wellness

November 4-5, 2017

Holmes Student Center

A 24-hour continuous computer and technology event promoting innovation and design in health and wellness.

Northern Illinois University will be hosting its 3rd Annual Huskie Hack November 4-5, 2017 at the Holmes Student Center in DeKalb, IL.

Huskie Hack is a 24-hour coding and technology event that is free to students from regional middle schools, high schools, and colleges.  Students from middle and high school will need a parental permission form signed and submitted prior to the event.  A flyer is attached advertising the event.  Registration is now open, and additional information can be found at

This year’s event focuses on challenges surrounding issues of health and wellness.  Students can dive into challenge prompts that are presented or address problems in these areas that impact their own lives, families, or community.

Health and wellness encompass emotional, physical, environmental, generational, global and system challenges.  Students do not need to be experts in health fields or in areas of computer design or engineering.  They need to be curious, innovative in thought, and ready to take risks in approaching these challenges with critical thinking and creativity.

Teams are limited to four individuals.  Each team must have at least one middle or high school student on its roster to actively compete for prizes.  Northern Illinois University is the only nationally recognized university to host a mix of pre-collegiate and college students in a hackathon.  Our unique environment and experiences in engaged learning ensure that your student will come away having learned a new skill, feel empowered for accomplishing a design challenge, and appreciate the experience of working with college students in a collegiate competition.

Interested in volunteering to support the event?  Opportunities are available.   We encourage parents, educators, and administrators to volunteer and observe what the Hack is all about.   Volunteers are also needed for the event to fill mentorship roles and workshop/TedTak presentation spots.  If interested in volunteering, please contact tlrogers@niu.eduabout opportunities.  For questions, feel free to email or call 815-753-2090.

This free event is student centered and will provide an opportunity for team competition in making and coding.  Please encourage your student’s to attend as this is one of the only events associated with Major League Hacking in the mid-west which is open to students in middle school and high school.

Please feel free to share with others in your school or district.  This is not limited to computer science or technology focused classes but open to all students interested in an innovative approach to critical thinking and innovation involving health and wellness.

Reality Revolution: The Future of Tech and Entertainment

There is a FREE networking and social event tomorrow, 9/7/2017. One of your own, Doriana Othman, will be there. She has been interning with Sugar Gamers and has asked me to extend an invite to all Lane students.

The event is called Reality Revolution: The Future of Tech and Entertainment. Here’s the blurb from the EventBrite page:

What’s next in the future of tech and entertainment? The evolution of the immersive human-to-machine interface is being pioneered right now AND YOU NEED TO BE PART OF THIS.
Stay on the “bleeding edge” and help shape the future. Join our discussion about the careers, individuals, and communities that are innovating. Voxelles + Sugar Gamers + ChiVR will be discussing what’s next for being part of the future of tech and gaming.
Featuring ChiVR, Sugar Gamers, and Voxelles: Chicago’s Women in Game Development.
Sarah Sexton – Microsoft Tech Evangelist, Voxelles Co-Founder
Keisha Howard – Advocate Entrepreneur, Sugar Gamers Founder
Elina Vanyukhina – talent scout, ChiVR Founder
VR – Artist, Animator, Game Designer

The event is free to attend but you must RSVP: