Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire at Daley College – Tomorrow!

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Tomorrow is the 7th annual Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire at Daley College.  And it’s FREEEE!!!
Please share far and wide:
Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, August 2, 2019
11am – 5pm
Daley College
7500 S. Pulaski
Register for FREE tickets HERE.
By registering online before the event, you help let them know to expect you. AND you are automatically entered to win a PRIZE during the live drawing at the show!

IIT Computer Discovery Camp for 7th-9th Girls

This camp is intended for girls between 7-9th grades, who have never had access to coding or robotics. This is an excellent way for younger students to be exposed to STEM without feeling overwhelmed and build self-confidence as well!
It’s held on the IIT Mies (Main) Campus in July. For more information, please open the link below.
Applications are now available for our tenth annual IIT Computer Discovery Camp, 2019.  This is the link to the web page:
We are again offering 2 sessions this summer.  The theme is “Go Green!” Students with prior experience will be grouped accordingly.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Vida Winans
Director, IIT Computer Discovery Program
Department of Computer Science
Illinois Institute of Technology
10 W. 31st Street
Chicago, IL  60616
312-567-5334 p.
312-567-5067 f.

Summer Opportunities at Chicago Public Library for Teens

Please see message below from Maggie P. Miller at the Chicago Public Library. Note relevant attachments to this post.

This Summer, Teen Services has a Summer Challenge just for for Teens.

Here is how it works:

  • Teens, ages 13-18, get a Bingo Card
  • The theme is We Are Chicago: Your City, Your Summer, Your CPL (it has a local focus in some of the activities on the Bingo card 😉)
  • Play to Win! Get a Bingo Card, Finish a row, column, or diagonal of activities on your Bingo Card.  You can complete activities on your own or by attending teen library programs.  After your FIRST 5 squares, you can get a sportspack (while supplies last).  Any additional 5 squares in a row, you can earn a ticket for 2 Citywide Raffle Drawings.
  • Teens can sign up at Independence Library and receive bingo card.  They can find me in YOUmedia to let me know when they’ve finished 5 squares and collect prizes.
  • Raffles for major prizes will take place on July 20th and August 17th.  They are Citywide, so I believe ticket will be pulled downtown (they’ll have more information on this soon).  Raffle prizes include books, Bluetooth speakers, power banks, charging towers, and Google Play Gift Cards!

Teens can also apply to be a junior volunteer at the Independence Library this summer to assist the Children’s Librarians with the Summer Learning Challenge for Children.  This entails sitting at the library SLC table, interacting with young children and parents and speaking with kids about what they’ve read, data entry, assisting the children’s librarians with craft and science programs and displays, raffle drawings, and so on.  We are able to grant service learning credit for volunteering.

Maggie P. Miller | Teen Librarian – YOUmedia
Independence Branch | Chicago Public Library
4024 N. Elston Ave. | Chicago IL 60618
312-744-0900 | 312-744-1132
Pronouns: She/Her


SLC 19 Junior Volunteer Application

We Are Chicago June24-July13

We Are Chicago July14-August17

CodeDay Chicago Spring 2019

CodeDay is a competition where artists work with coders to make creative projects. Form teams, give talks, hack other CodeDays, and compete in video game tournaments, all in 24-hours! The event starts this Saturday, so act now! If you’re ready for a fun weekend, go to and use promo code LANE to get 20% off your ticket!
This event is for students, not adults. Students from middle school through college are all welcome to attend.

“Make it at DePaul” High School Summer Camp


Program Details

Make it at DePaul is a 2 college-credit STEAM course for high school students taking place this summer. The workshop runs on Mondays at 5-8pm from June 24-August 5 and will cover the design and fabrication of embedded systems and physical artifacts. Apply to Make it at DePaul 2019 by June 12.

Apply for Summer 2019

The next generation of workers will require high value skills such as critical thinking, collaborative and communicative ability, and cross-disciplinary capability. Make it at DePaul teaches students to turn their ideas into reality using design thinking strategies and maker-centered fabrication approaches.

The workshop will take place in the Idea Realization Lab (IRL), a 4,500 square foot, student-led and community-focused makerspace located on DePaul University’s Loop Campus. Students in the course will have access to CNC routers, laser cutters, 3D printers, electronics stations, woodworking tools, and professional advisors.

Camp Activities

  • 3D Printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • CNC Routing
  • Arduino Development
  • ESP8266 Development

To learn more about the course, including learning goals and a tentative schedule, view the syllabus.


The cost of Make it at DePaul is $1,500. This covers tuition for 2 college credits and all supplies necessary for the course, including all of the required materials listed on the syllabus.

Students admitted to Make it at DePaul will be sent information about enrolling in the DePaul course associated with the program. Full payment for the course will be due on June 14, the university due date for Summer course tuition.

CAD CAMP presented by Design Engine

See info below from CAD CAMP.

Design Engine has over 20 years of experience training industry professionals in 3D CAD programs. Now, Design Engine will take these skills to the future minds of the industry, covering topics such as Video Game Design using Maya, 3D Printing, Web Design, Adobe Suites and more! We encourage students to go behind the scenes and explore what it takes to make the games and products they use every day, all while learning the tools for a future career in STEM.

Design Engine’s CAD CAMP: Saturday Sessions begins June 1, 2019, and is suitable for youth, ages 12 and up. Our goal is to help empower technological learning, and to cultivate your child’s interests into a passion, while supporting STEM learning processes. Additionally, we have invited representatives from some of the top colleges in the area (UIC, Purdue, Northwestern, and College of DuPage), to offer insight into their STEM programs and campus life.

Class topics include:

  • June 1st: Learning to Design Web Graphics with Adobe Photoshop

  • June 8th: Web Design Basics

  • June 15th: Learning to 3D print with PTC Creo or Solidworks

  • June 22nd: Adobe Photoshop for Photography

  • June 29th: User Interface Design for Internet (Web Design)

  • July 13th: Learning to Design Products with PTC Creo

  • July 20th: Graphic Design with Adobe Illustrator

  • July 27th: Logo Design: Concept Sketching to Adobe Illustrator

  • Aug 3rd: Learning to Design with Rhino 3D

  • Aug 10th: Designing Skate Gear and Marketable Products with SolidWorks

  • Aug 17th: Video Game Design with Maya

  • Aug 24th: Learning to Design with Photoshop

  • Aug 31st: Product Design with SolidWorks

You can visit to check out our page.

Lane Tech CS Fundraiser with Peter Sagal!

Hello Lane CS community! Ever wanted to play trivia hosted by Peter Sagal from Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me while eating and drinking to raise money for Lane’s computer science program and students? Maybe for a second time because you came last year and had such a blast? I knew it! Join us on June 1st and make your dreams come true! Tickets and details at

Please share far and wide, and hope to see you there!

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