Jeremy Benson, Assistant Director of NIU’s summer youth STEM camps, will lead these interactive Science Saturdays classes.

NIU STEM Outreach invites all young Einsteins to ‘spring into science’ with Science Saturdays

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 11, NIU STEM Outreach will present Science Saturdays, a series of six, interactive, hands-on science classes for students in fourth-grade and higher. STEM Outreach associate Jeremy Benson will help students explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM!) and learn

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STEMfest 2011: ‘Everything is cool’

As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out

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STEMfest SF Teen Read logo

STEMfest SF Teen Read program invites youth to discuss ‘Orbiter’ book, attend related events

In science fiction, aliens don’t always look like little green men or the beehive-coiffed vixens Captain Kirk usually encounters in Star Trek. In Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran’s graphic novel “Orbiter” – the October selection for the STEMfest SF Teen Read –

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New newsletter details NIU campus activities for families, educators seeking enrichment

“How can I let families and teachers know about NIU campus activities they would enjoy?” That question from a local educator sparked development of a newsletter that lists educational and cultural enrichment activities on the DeKalb campus that are appropriate for professional

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A student shows off the Huskie he drew to adorn the cover of his Health Careers scrap book.

Rockford students learn college within reach

Friday nights were like graduation at Stevenson Towers this summer. The cafeteria tables were draped in red and black cloths. Parents arrived after work in sundresses, suits or coveralls and steel-toed boots, on time so they wouldn’t miss dinner and the ceremony.

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