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STEM Week is November 6-10, 2023, and we welcome STEM Alumni (2015-2023) in this Homecoming season. All members of the UIC Community are invited to attend STEM Week events. RSVP when requested, using links below.  [Zoom links will be available at this site, so please check back over the coming days for your Zoom links, updates & new events, and to RSVP.]

If you require accommodations to attend an event, or if your department, student org, or campus unit has an event taking place during STEM Week that you would like to be shared with the UIC STEM Community, contact Kristy Kambanis (

MONDAY, November 6th Heading link

  • 10am-11am (Zoom) and UH 2750

    Finish the Semester Strong: Workshop with Bahar Baniasad, Academic Center for Excellence (ACE). You can Zoom on your own from anywhere:, or come together at University Hall’s 27th floor to zoom together.  RSVP Here. 

  • 1pm-1:50pm, SEO 636

    MATH Club: Some Interesting Pigeon Hole Problems with Deven Gill. We’ll look at applications in competition mathematics, number theory, and geometry. Math Club meets at the Science and Engineering Offices building, 6th floor. Pizza, while supplies last.

TUESDAY, November 7th Heading link

  • 3:30-4:30pm (Zoom)

    First-Gen Professional Panel. First-Generation Professionals share their experiences and advice for succeeding early in your career. UIC Career Services presents this program and more, listed at the Handshake app. Attend this event via Zoom: Register Here.

  • 4pm-5:30pm + Pizza, GH 106

    Writing Identity for STEM Scholarships & Internships. This two-part workshop will help you develop your personal statement for scholarships, fellowships, research opportunities, and internship applications. Get valuable information and practice with the Offices of Undergraduate Research & External Fellowships; Diversity, Equity & Engagement; and the Writing Center. (Part 1: Nov. 7 and Part 2: Nov. 14.) Grant Hall Room 106. We’ll have Pizza. Space is Limited. RSVP for both sessions here.

WEDNESDAY, November 8th Heading link

  • 12:00pm-12:45pm, UH 2nd Floor

    STEM Hangout. BYO Brown Bag Lunch / Coffee Break. Enjoy conversation with a friend; read, take a break, or enjoy your study session in a relaxing environment. Second Floor, University Hall.

  • 1pm-1:50pm UH 2750

    Paid STEM Internships in Germany. (No need to speak German!) Learn more from Dr. Rott, of UIC’s Germanic Studies Department. 27th Floor of University Hall (Room 2750). RSVP Here.

THURSDAY, November 9th Heading link

  • 10am-11am (Zoom), UH 2750

    What is an MD/Ph.D.? If you are interested in Medicine and Science, log in and learn more from a panel of UIC Medical School students and the Director of MSTP in the College of Medicine, Barbara Gottesman. RSVP.

    Join the Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 865 0456 6808

  • 12pm-1pm (Zoom), BH 121

    Branch Out into STEM with Technology and CS 111. P. Melissa Hernández, Associate Director and Strategy Lead, Break Through Tech Chicago at UIC (BTT) will join via Zoom to discuss opportunities in Tech for women (cis and trans) and nonbinary students. BTT’s purpose is to increase gender diversity in tech by preparing students with the undergraduate coursework and mentorship they need to compete for — and succeed in — highly compensated, highly rewarding STEM related careers. If you prefer to gather in person to connect with the Zoom presentation, join us at Burnham Hall. You are welcome to bring your lunch. RSVP Here

    Join the Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 875 3048 9748
    Passcode: BTT&CS111
    Or dial in: 312 626 6799

  • 1pm-2pm, Burnham Hall 121

    Securing Summer Research Opportunities: Workshop with Allen J. Bryson, Director of Pre-Graduate Programs. This session discusses the importance of securing summer research opportunities for students interested in applying to graduate or professional schools. The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP at UIC) will also be introduced. Learn how you can be a part of this paid summer undergraduate research program. You are welcome to bring your lunch. Please RSVP.

  • 4pm-5pm, (Zoom), 2750 UH

    Strategies for Increasing STEM Research Opportunities for Undergraduates. A discussion among faculty, advisors, and students, facilitated by Veronica Arreola, of UIC’s HSI Initiatives Office. Join via Zoom, if you can’t make it in-person. RSVP here.

    Join the Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 875 3685 8915
    Passcode: Research23
    Or dial in: 312 626 6799

FRIDAY, November 10 Heading link

  • 12pm-1pm (Zoom)

    Employer Panel: The Non-Academic Path. How a Ph.D. or Masters can advance you in  non-academic careers. Hear from AbbVie, FermiLab, and more! UIC Career Services offers this program and more, listed at the Handshake app. Attend this event via Zoom: Register here.

  • 5pm-6pm

    STEM Initiative Alumni Homecoming. Welcome Back! Join us at the Tailgate!

  • 5pm-7pm, Harrison Street Parking Lot

    Tailgate Party! Kick off Homecoming Week 2023– The Center for Student Engagement and partners will be giving away free food and activities right before the Men’s Basketball Game.