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 @ https://pdcinnovationlab.eventbrite.com

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

CONGRESSIONAL APP CHALLENGE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW!

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 http://www.CongressionalAppChallenge.us/.

PDF With details HERE

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 alvin.chin@bmwna.com and more about Dr. Chin can be found at his websitehttp://www.alvinychin.com

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.

 

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 http://chicagohacks.tech

Ethical Hacking @ The Escape on May 6

Registration is now open at http://the-escape.org/; use the code ‘cps2017’ to register at no cost.

ABOUT ESCAPE
The annual Escape conference once again brings the future of data science and sports analytics to Chicago.

Join us on Saturday, May 6th, 2017 as we welcome industry experts, solution providers, students, and faculty to Robert Morris University’s upgraded campus in the heart of downtown Chicago for this part exposition, part data boot camp.

The Escape will feature hands-on demonstrations, keynote speakers, open forums and case studies that showcase the latest storage, processing, data mining, visualization, cloud computing, and predictive modeling technologies. The Escape offers an excellent forum for networking and acquisition of new skills that bridge the gap between university curricula and real-world skills demanded by industry.

Inspired by faculty from local universities, the Escape conference offers a one-of-a-kind, learning-by-doing opportunity that is co-hosted by industry leaders such as Cloudera, Salesforce, Microsoft, and Tableau. Space is limited. Registration open!

Hidden Figures Revealed: Saturday Screening + Panel

March is Women’s History Month, and the Adler Planetarium and the DuSable Museum of African American History are teaming up to present programming around Hidden Figures, a best-sellling book and Oscar-nominated film about the true story of a team of black women mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the American space program.

Chicago students and education providers are invited to join the Adler for special screenings of Hidden Figures accompanied by conversations with Chicago women working in STEM fields today, moderated by teens from the Adler’s Youth Leadership Council.

Screenings and panels will take place at the Adler (1300 S Lake Shore Drive) on Saturday, March 25, at 10am and 1:30pm.

Free registration is open to youth ages 11-19 and one guest. School and organization groups interested in coming should contact youthprograms.

Full details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hidden-figures-revealed-saturday-screening-panel-tickets-32188770479

Ethical Hacking for Teens

Robert Morris U. is working with Northwestern U. to bring an Ethical Hacking session for high school students to the Escape conference this coming May. This is a pretty cool workshop that they have run in the past, and this year they are setting it up specially for CPS students.
Request:
Please complete this interest form so that the organizers can get in touch. Based on interest, they will decide whether to create one or two sessions. There is a limited amount of space in the sessions, and registration will open closer to the date (May 6, 2017).
More info:
The Escape conference is an annual meeting in the area of data science and sports analytics. The Ethical Hacking session covers how the “bad guys and gals” create viruses, use wrappers, crack passwords, and exploit vulnerabilities in network devices (computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones) and information networks.  This course will help participants understand how to protect themselves and others against malicious users on the Internet while exploring the world of information technology.
You can read more about the conference and last year’s Ethical Hacking session here.