Welcome to STEM DuPage
STEM DuPage ENGAGES
STEM DuPage ENCOURAGES
STEM DuPage EMPOWERS
Thank you for visiting our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) website; we are part of the DuPage County Regional Office of Education. Our goals are to encourage awareness and engagement with STEM content, processes, and careers. The events and activities hosted by our team focus on middle school grades and include educators, students, and parents. We collaborate with schools, businesses, and community organizations in DuPage on our quest for all to embrace STEM.
EVER WONDER ABOUT SPIDER WEBS?
We think of spider webs as food traps. Do you think there are other purposes for these webs?
Describe your day if you lived in a world without gravity.
WHAT AMAZING SUPERPOWERS DO ANIMALS HAVE?
Match the animal with its superpower
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is a mantra we’ve all heard. Studying and researching the “what”, the “why”, and the “how” each of these are accomplished are important STEM topics, relevant to your students. To start the discussion, use this list of upcoming recycling events in our county.
Our Upcycling Solutions Showcase was a big success, with 25 entries from 3 schools.
DuPage students, in grades 5-8, were invited to work with a team and create a video showcasing a solution to a real-life STEM problem related to upcycling, which is repurposing an item that is typically discarded. We’ve chosen six to represent the submissions. View all on our playlist, or view individual submissions below:
“Make Treasure Out of Trash” Liam Swiderski, Dhriti Patel, Lyana Sotelo, Shawn Stephen, 5th grade, Glenside School
“Soda Can Pot” Ella Jimenez, Ellery Larson, Sydney Becker, 6th grade, Wheaton Christian Grammar School
“Cardboard Shelves” Gabriel Norstrom, Xavier King, Yadira Wesby, 8th grade, Indian Trail Jr High
“Foosball Game” Samuel Garia Floresm, Musa Ahmed, Rodrigo Furlan, 8th grade Indian Trail Jr High
“Terrarium” Joshua Amorn-Vichet, Jazzlyn Nevado, Damien Braho, Makhi Haywood, 8th grade, Indian Trail Jr High
“Piggy Bank” Noel Gonzalez, Ivan Gamez, Isaac Griffin, 7th grade, Indian Trail Jr High
Thanks to the teachers and students who participated. We hope you will join us for a new challenge in spring 2023.