Throughout the year Moraine Valley hosts several events related to science, technology, engineering and math. Below are some examples of some of these events. To see all upcoming events, visit our STEM Center page.
Our STEM Expo is unique in that students participate in three or more small group sessions on a specific topic with a designated STEM workforce or faculty presenter. This component of our Expo is in addition to time in our Exploration Zone, set up in the more traditional exhibition hall format, and visiting our Creation Station, where students get to work on a STEM project to take home. See our event page to learn more about the upcoming STEM Expo.
The STEM Talks series brings presenters representative of diverse STEM careers to talk about cutting edge topics in their respective fields. The talks prepare students for the quickly expanding and changing landscape of STEM careers. The talks are offered multiple times in the fall semester in Moraine Valley’s library. See our events calendar or contact Brian Kurth (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on the upcoming STEM Talks.
The Integration Bee contest for Moraine Valley students takes place in the spring semester. It consists of one practice round and three elimination rounds in which participants find antiderivatives of given functions. As the contest progresses, the functions increase in complexity. This event is fun for both participants and observers.
AMATYC Student League & Competition
A national mathematics contest for students enrolled in community colleges throughout the United States. The contest is offered at Moraine Valley twice a year – once each semester. The top 5 Moraine Valley students in each round will each receive a gift certificate.
Observatory Telescope Viewings
The observatory, located in the Nature Study Area (off Kean Avenue), features a 6 ½ -foot Newtonian reflecting telescope. Monthly telescope open viewings are offered throughout the year. The targets for each viewing differ. Please see our events calendar or visit the observatory page for more information on the offered viewings or to book a field trip.