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Wednesday, Nov. 1

Illinois Institute of Technology 

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1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us on a trolley ride down Michigan Avenue and famous Lake Shore Drive for a look inside Illinois Institute of Technology's prototyping and energy research labs.

The Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER) is home to the nation's first functional microgrid. WISER works with students and faculty across disciplines to improve the quality of life in our nation while preserving the natural resources and the environment for future generations.

State-of-the-art rapid prototyping lab, The Idea Shop, is where students transform ideas into reality with 3-D printers, 3-D scanners, CNC milling machines, a vacuum former, and a laser cutter.

It's one-part entrepreneurial center and one-part gathering place, with full-time staff dedicated to testing the limits of student imagination.


Thursday, Nov. 2


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

mHub is pleased to host the NCSSS 2017 Professional Conference Reception on Thursday, Nov. 2.

mHub is a 63,000-square-foot facility that gives entrepreneurs a place to develop and manufacture physical products. It includes 10 labs for 3-D printing, electronics, metal and plastic fabrication and other uses, with more than $2.5 million of prototyping and manufacturing equipment. The space also gives entrepreneurs access to a community of manufacturing mentors, experts and investors. The hub was incubated out of World Business Chicago's Advisory Council for Chicagoland Manufacturing. The space currently has about 100 members. 

Saturday, Nov. 4

IMSA & Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)

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8:00 am - 1:30 pm

The Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy welcomes NCSSS conference attendees on Nov. 4.

Experience IMSA, a world-leading Academy for talented Illinois' 10th-12th graders.

Our unique education style gives students the connections and real-world skills to succeed in a world that runs on STEM.

See our new state of the art IN2 Innovation Center, new collaborative science labs and Grainger Science Center, where students are writing the future through discovery, exploration and experimentation.

Fermilab is America's particle physics and accelerator laboratory.

Since 1967, Fermilab has worked to answer fundamental questions and enhance understanding of everything we see around us. As the United States' premier particle physics laboratory, we do science that matters. We work on the world's most advanced particle accelerators and dig down to the smallest building blocks of matter. We also probe the farthest reaches of the universe, seeking out the nature of dark matter and dark energy.

Fermilab's 1,750 employees include scientists and engineers from all around the world. Fermilab collaborates with more than 20 countries on physics experiments based in the United States and elsewhere.

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