Grayslake author to speak as part of CLC STEM series

  • Author John Wasik will explain how to thrive in an automated age in a STEM Speaker Series talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Baxter Innovation Lab on the College of Lake County's Grayslake Campus.

    Author John Wasik will explain how to thrive in an automated age in a STEM Speaker Series talk at 7 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Baxter Innovation Lab on the College of Lake County's Grayslake Campus. Courtesy of the College of Lake County

 
Submitted by College of Lake County
Updated 2/14/2020 1:16 PM

Recent studies indicate that nearly half of the American workplace will be automated in some way in the next few decades.

Nationally known author, speaker and journalist John Wasik will provide answers to questions about how to survive and what skills will still be essential in a talk titled "Winning in the Robotic Workplace: How to Prosper in the Information Age" at the College of Lake County STEM Speaker Series from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Feb 20.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

The free event and will take place in the Baxter Innovation Lab, Room T120, at the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St.

Part of National Engineering Week, the talk is sponsored by the CLC Engineering department. Attendees are advised to enter from Washington Street and park in lots 8 or 9.

Wasik's presentation is also the title of his latest book, which also includes a mention of the Baxter Innovation Lab. A Grayslake resident, Wasik has written 18 books and presented to crowds from coast to coast on investing, retirement and protecting their money.

His columns have been seen in newspapers on five continents, and he regularly comments on top economic news in all media. His "Bamboozlement" blog on MyForbes.com tries to protect investors from financial scams.

Wasik previously has spoken at CLC on subjects including Illinois as a center for innovation, the life of inventor Nikola Tesla and how to avoid college debt.

For more information on the presentation, email Rob Twardock, CLC engineering professor, at rtwardock@clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2044.

For more information about the College of Lake County, visit www.clcillinois.edu or call (847) 543-2000.

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