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

pci | www.chicagonsbe.org |

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

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!

Future Leaders of Chicago (FloChicago)

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floChicago is a leadership development program founded by a group of educators, principals, professionals, and civic leaders in partnership with the University of Chicago and the Chicago Community Trust. floChicago will select approximately 30 high school leaders from the Chicago area to participate in 1) a week-long leadership immersion residential program on campus at The University of Chicago from August 6 through August 12, 2017, and 2) meetings and retreats throughout the 2017-2018 school year. Students will have an opportunity to engage with some of Chicago’s most prominent leaders and participate in activities centered around civic engagement, leadership development, college preparation, and career exposure. The program is offered at no cost to participants.

For more information, please visit www.flochicago.org. The Application Page (www.flochicago.org/apply) contains the application as well as additional information about candidate criteria and frequently asked questions.

Feel free to contact info@flochicago.org if you have any questions, and feel free to forward this post widely to help spread the word.

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

Lane Tech GAME JAM registration is open!

Full details at http://tinyurl.com/LTGameJam2017

Flyer attached

Brief summary of the LT Game Jam:

  • Feb 10th to 12th. Friday to Sunday.
  • Students will be in the building for 20 hours. They will design and make a game of any kind. Can be a card game, board game, RPG, digital game, etc…however they define game.
  • There will be a common theme that will be announced on that Friday.
  • There must be 4 members per team.
  • Cannot be LTAC students.

Hours:
Fri – 4:30 pm to 9 pm

Sat – 9 am to 10 pm
Sun – 9 am to 2 pm

Keynote Speaker: Charles Adler, co-founder of Kickstarter and founder of Lost Arts.

Mentors of the local gaming industry will be on hand to provide advice and help to students.

Question? See Mr. Law in 136 or email drlaw

LT Game Jam.pdf

Registration for Clean Tech 2017 is open

2017 Clean Tech Competition

Challenge your students to “Create a Greener Future”

Win up to $10,000!

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for the 2017 Clean Tech Competition, a global research and design challenge for 15-18 year old students. This year’s challenge is to “Create a Greener Future”.

This educational opportunity challenges students to develop innovative, clean technology solutions to real-world issues. Solutions may take on aspects of buildings, materials, and efficiency, indoor environmental quality and “sick buildings”, among other available topics. Student participants will gain experience with focused research, critical thinking, and the scientific process – making it a great project based learning opportunity.

There is no entry fee, and students can participate through school, extracurricular programs or, on their own. Total prizes awarded will be over $30,000 and the Finalist Event will be held on at Stony Brook University, New York!

There is no limit to the number of Teams per organization – so spread the word! Each stage of the competition is designed to be a rewarding process, and more student participation means inspiring more young scientists to help build a better future for our planet. We want students from Lane Tech College Prep in this year’s competition this year and for years to come.

Learn more and register at:

www.CleanTechCompetition.org

Contact administrator at CleanTech

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter! #CreateAGreenerFuture

“From young minds come fresh solutions”

Huskie Hack – FREE Campus Event November 5-6, 2016

Students in high school and middle school are invited to register to attend Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Hack which will take place November 5-6, 2016.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students from the region to mix and mingle while working on coding, design and engineering projects at NIU’s DeKalb campus. This is a free (pre-registration is required, along with parental permission) 24+hour event that exposes students to the design process, utilization of critical thinking, and opportunity to look at the history of computing, making, and innovation through the last half century. This is an interdisciplinary event that encourages those who have never coded, worked with robotics, or delved into technology and its relevance to today’s workforce skills to investigate and participate in a non-threatening and safe environment.

For additional information, questions, or concerns please contact tlrogers or call 779-777-7724. Registration is open and students from middle school and high school (with parental permission) will have priority in acceptance to the event. Meals will be provided throughout the event. Students will compete for awards and recognition. Fun activities are planned to engage the right brain and left, while leaving room for students to discover computing at their own pace.

Flyers attached.

parent-brochure.pdf

huskiehackflyer2016.pdf