Posted on: February 12, 2021 Posted by: Glacier Staff Comments: 0

By Mariam Itani, News Editor

Moraine Valley’s STEM Club meets every other Tuesday with events such as guest speakers, experiments/games, assistance with the upcoming Skyway research competition, or just simply having fun and sharing common interests.

SPOTLIGHT: STEM Club

Despite the campus remaining largely shut down, many Moraine Valley clubs continue to meet regularly online, keeping the school spirit alive. The Glacier will spotlight a different club each week. If you would like to see your club featured, contact us at itanim3@student.morainevalley.edu

“Any and all are welcome into the club,” says Julia Jimenez, club vice president. “We encourage you to join us as we build a friendly community of students during these rather isolated months.”

Abby Nobili of UIC will speak during the STEM Club’s meeting Tuesday.

Officially, the club’s mission is to “unite students through a mutual interest in science, technology, engineering and math.”

Though the club’s faculty adviser, Paula DeAnda Shah, is on a leave of absence, the board members are running the club with the help of other advisers who have been willing to step in.

On Tuesday at noon, the club will host guest speaker Abby Nobili, academic adviser for kinesiology and nutrition at the University of Illinois-Chicago. There is no cost for the event, but if you wish to attend, you will need to RSVP via this link.

A current project for STEM Club members is helping students with research projects for the Skyway STEM Competition, an annual event that challenges students to create a poster illustrating research addressing a question involving the fields of science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.

The competition involves students from all the colleges in the Skyway conference. Moraine is hosting this year’s event, which will culminate with a virtual celebration in April.

In previous meetings, members collaborated, bouncing ideas off each other to help students get a sense of what they will be researching. Now, with the competition in progress, STEM Club members continue to help students with any questions or concerns.

To stay up to date on regular STEM Club announcements, join the club’s Canvas shell.