Oak Park native and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate Benjamin Parks recently won 2nd place in a national contest to plan a 15-month space mission. He has since accepted his first career in aeronautical engineering and plans to work in the space program. Continue reading here.
Governor Pat Quinn has been pushing an educational initiative called Illinois Pathways Race to the Top to get students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities. Last Friday, CompTIA Workforce Development announced itself as a major backer of the initiative. Continue reading here.
Around 400 business and civic leaders will meet in Evanston this Wednesday for the 3rd annual Evanston MashUp business networking event. The event will go to a good cause as well as honor Northwestern University’s office of STEM Education partnerships. Continue reading here.
Meet the woman responsible for maintaining the machines that make Fermilab run. Fernanda Garcia is a Fermilab engineer and physicist that repairs the machines and changes out the $65,000 pipes on the accelerators when they fail. For physicist, a large amount of her job is actually done by physically handling the machines and maintaining them. Continue reading here.