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STEM Week and STEM Homecoming (2015-2021)

All members of the UIC Community are welcome to attend STEM Week events. RSVP when requested, via links below. Updates to locations on campus or Zoom links for individual sessions will be added continuously. Check back for updates and new events!

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MONDAY, November 1

Sickle Cell Disease: Why STEM Matters
with Ndallah Njongmeta and
Dr. Lewis Hsu, MD, Ph.D. (Pediatrics, UIC Sickle Cell Center)
*Volunteer community outreach, research programs, and other
ways to get involved.*
Time: Nov 1, 2021 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 864 4818 9114
Passcode: 6rpWFuFK

TUESDAY, November 2

“When Does the Good Stuff Start?”
Ideas and Experiences in Courses
and Workshop Based Undergraduate Research
with Donald Wink, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
603 Student Center East (SCE)

Medical School Admissions and the MSTP --
What are admissions offices looking for from applicants
to med school or the MD/Ph.D.?
with Leila Amiri, Ph.D. (College of Medicine Admissions)
and Julie Mann (MSTP)
603 Student Center East (SCE)

WEDNESDAY, November 3

Career Coffee Chat with Cindy Blanco, Senior Learning Scientist and Linguist at DuoLingo,
facilitated by Elizabeth Herrera (LAS) and Xuehua Xiang, Ph.D.(Linguistics)
RSVP HERE and you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting, with a Zoom link.

Zombie Apocalypse:
What good is your STEM degree now???
with Dr. Phillip Beverly, Ph.D.
Fort Dearborn BStudent Center East (SCE)

THURSDAY, November 4

Note: We regret this workshop has been cancelled. 

Communication Workshop
This L@s GANAS Workshop will provide tips and tricks
in order to use the most effective communication with
professors and other college personnel
Room 117, Taft Hall

Educational & Research
Training Collaborative: A Unique Research Opportunity for
Undergraduate STEM Students
with Dr. Stephen Gramsch, Ph.D. (Chemistry)
*Research Opportunity*
White Oak Room AB, Student Center East (SCE)

FRIDAY, November 5


*Student Research Poster Presentation*
STEM Co-Lab 2020 and STEM Co-Lab 2021 and STEM Homecoming Reception
STEM Co-Lab Community, 2015 to the Present
*Alumni, Faculty Mentors, and current students in the STEM Initiative!*
Conference Room BC, Student Services Building (SSB)


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 STEM Community on this page, contact Kristy Kambanis (, 312-355-5478)