3rd Annual LTMakers Holiday Bazaar!

The 3rd Annual LTMakers Holiday Bazaar is this Wednesday the 18th, 3:15pm-5:15pm in the Lane Tech cafeteria (enter through Door M from the parking lot). It is open to the public and is a great way to get unique, limited-release holiday gifts. Friends, family, community members…everyone is welcome!

All items in the Bazaar are designed, prototyped, made and managed by my Innovation and Creation Lab students. 100% of the profits go to resources and opportunities for students and professional development opportunities for the Lane’s CS department.

Shop in person at the bazaar and/or pre-order through direct contact with groups online at http://ltmakers.org (click on Bazaar Catalog up top).

The online catalog site is always live and changing. Each student group has edit control of their own product slides that you see. If you see something you’re interested in, simply reach out to that group through their contact information on their product slide via the LTMakers website. You of course can also just come, walk around and shop 🙂

GirlCon Chicago Organizers Needed

See details below!

GirlCon Chicago is BACK and ready to inspire, ignite, and empower young women for our third year! Do you want to be a part of the behind-the-scenes magic for our summer 2020 conference or know someone that would? We are recruiting passionate high school students for our CORE, design, and Ambassador teams. We are ALSO starting a brand NEW college ambassador network to help us expand our reach for this year’s conference.


⚠️⚠️Apply at this link: https://forms.gle/sBQK8srBsrKgeEVX8 before November 30th at 11:59 PM CST!! And please SPREAD, SPREAD, SPREAD the word to everyone you know! Please contact our team directly at girlconchicago@gmail.com or DM our social media accounts (@girlconchicago) with any questions. Check out www.GirlConChicago.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liMeLb3oRK4 for a look into our 2018 and 2019 conferences, and what our organizing team works to build. We look forward to hearing from YOU!


CodeDay Chicago Open to All!

Check this out! More details below.

From: Anton

My name is Anton and I’m a senior at Northside College Prep.

I help organize CodeDay, an overnight competition that brings together students of different backgrounds to work on creative projects. Although the event is tech-themed, our ultimate goal is to provide a welcoming space for musicians, artists, and coders to join forces and learn from each other.

The next event will take place on November 9-10 in downtown Chicago. This season, we’re trying to break a record in the number of CPS schools represented, so I’d appreciate your help in spreading the word to students. Attached is a handout/poster and a short paragraph to share through a site like Google Classroom. Please make sure to tell your students that we’ll be giving out free laptops (to keep) for anyone who needs them.

I know that your plate is probably very full because of the strike, so I’d appreciate any help you can give!

Thank you!


1 Week Left for Students to Submit their Aspirations in Computing Application!

The Aspirations in Computing Award is due in 1 week!

Applications are due by
November 5th, 1 week from now, at 8:00 p.m. MT. Read more below for deadlines and instructions.
Ohio AiC Awardees photo.
Steps & Deadlines to help students complete their application:

  1. Applicant logs into profile on aspirations.org
  2. Applicant follows steps on dashboard, make sure all steps have a green arrow to indicate completion
  3. Review our Step-by-Step Application Guide
  4. Applicant hits "Submit" by the deadline on November 5th
  5. After submitting, applicant request Educator Endorsement from dashboard (Every CS teacher at Lane would happily endorse you, even if you’re not currently in their class). You can find a list of the CS teachers here or just stop by and talk to one you know.
  6. Educator submits Endorsement by November 12th
  7. If under 18 years-old, applicant’s Parental Approval due by November 12th

Deadline for the educator endorsement is November 12th at 8:00 p.m. MT. Students first must submit their application and then must request educator endorsement through their dashboard.

Here’s a video promo about the award

College Visitation Opportunity for Hispanic and Latinx Students Interested in Engineering

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My name is Adriana Gerena and I am the High School Outreach chair for the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. One major part of my position is to host a High School Visitation program, in which we host students from Hispanic/Latinx backgrounds that are interested in engineering at U of I and teach them more about the field and show them why U of I is a good option. This program is absolutely free of charge to the student.

This is a great opportunity because Hispanic and Latinx students are an underrepresented minority in STEM fields, which is something that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers is trying to change. SHPE’s mission statement is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. Our High School Visitation program contributes to this by exposing students who may not have access to a lot of STEM education to engineering challenges and have them interact with students of similar backgrounds that are currently studying engineering and can give advice on various aspects of college life.

This program will occur from November 14-17 and applications will close on the 25th of October. I hope that you will forward this application to any students that you think may be interested in this opportunity! I have linked the application below. Feel free to contact me at shpe.uiuc.outreach with any questions.