Elgin Community College offers hands-on STEM exploration at open house

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Published 02/10/2023
STEM Open House at ECC

STEM Open House at ECC

Middle and high school students interested in exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs at Elgin Community College can attend a free open house on Thursday, March 9, from 6 to 8 pm. The STEM Open House offers tours of the ECC facilities and live demonstrations from professors.

“This is a fun and interactive event that will highlight STEM programs available at ECC,” said Renee Skrabacz, associate dean of health professions, math, science, and engineering. “This is an opportunity for those in the community to see ECC as a destination for students to pursue a degree and STEM career.”

STEM Open House attendees will get a guided tour of ECC’s classroom and lab facilities, plus live demonstrations from professors, including:

  • Our Dynamic Earth

Glimpse the ever-changing earth system through physical and conceptual models.

  • Risk Factors and Interventions for Cardiovascular Disease

Select cards to calculate your random risk factors for heart disease. See how nutritional and lifestyle interventions can lower those risk factors. 

  • Survey of the Skeletal Muscles and Internal Organs of a Human Cadaver

Participate in a respectful post-mortem viewing of the superficial musculature and major internal organs of human cadavers.

  • The Non-Standard Dice Tournament

Can you learn enough patterns in only a few minutes to win this unique tournament from the Math Department?

  • VEX Robotics

The ECC Engineering Tech Club will display their third-generation competition VEX robotics vehicles. Group members will be on site to share information on club activities and future opportunities.

Registration to attend the STEM Open House is encouraged. Complete event information and the online registration form are available on the Events & Activities page on the website.

For more information on all the STEM programming offered at ECC, visit elgin.edu/STEM.