Durbin highlights OPRF science summit

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By Terry Dean

Staff reporter

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin was a guest speaker Friday Feb. 3, at Oak Park and River Forest High School’s science and technology summit. Other elected officials, including state Sen. Don Harmon, were also among the guests and keynote speakers at the third annual event, officially titled the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Summit (STEM). The event’s goal, according to OPRF officials is to “build partnerships, research and mentoring relationships” with high school and middle school students. Last Friday’s summit welcomed an estimated 200 people.

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Jim Coughlin  

Posted: February 8th, 2012 11:15 AM

Dr. James Thomson is a terrific suggestion.

What's That Smell ? The Rotten Smell Of Dick Durbin  

Posted: February 7th, 2012 11:34 PM

@ JC. That's easy. James Thomson, Class of 1977. @RJW. I am an INDEPENDENT voter. I think both major parties suck. Sorry to ruin your illusion.

Jim Coughlin  

Posted: February 7th, 2012 11:03 PM

Fair enough. Senator Durbin is not your cup of tea. Who would you have recommended OP-RF High officials invite to speak to the students? I assume you could name a number of individuals you'd prefer but I wonder who tops the list?

RJW from Oak Park  

Posted: February 7th, 2012 10:52 PM

Leave it to the Oak Park Tea Party (all 2 of you) to find something negative to say about this.

What's That Smell ? The Rotten Smell Of Dick Durbin  

Posted: February 7th, 2012 9:50 PM

Durbin is a Category 5 Windbag !!

T.J. from OP  

Posted: February 7th, 2012 9:01 PM

I'm not sure which politician is a bigger windbag, Durbin or Harmon?

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