The College of Science is participating in Women in STEM Day, taking place on Monday, October 10, beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Hermann Hall. The event, held by Undergraduate Admission, will allow young women from Chicago-area high schools to visit Illinois Tech for a day of hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programming and educational sessions.
Alumna Harmony Clauer-Salyers (CS and CE ’12) will be the keynote speaker. She will discuss Voice Guided Deposit, a new voice-guidance feature she helped develop which allows visually impaired combat veterans and other visually impaired users to deposit checks via their smart phones and tablets. After this, Jialing Xiang, professor of biology, will give a talk, “Cancer Cells in Action,” in which students will have an opportunity to observe living cancer cells under a microscope and perform an experiment to kill the cancer cells. Later, students will be able to choose between a variety of workshops, including an American Chemical Society club Chemistry Show and a hands-on session on how to make a controller led by the STARS Computing Corps student organization. Other participants will include alumna Irina Papuc (PHYS ’12), who was a Camras scholar and has traveled widely, started a business, and had other adventures since graduation.
Following the sessions, there will be a lunch for all attendees at which College of Science faculty and students helping host the sessions will mingle with prospective students and their families.