Share Tweet Share Email
Category: Engagement
Rena Cotsones
Since its grand opening in 1995, the NIU-Rockford Education Center at 8500 E. State St. has welcomed hundreds of thousands of students, clients and community members for classes, meetings, community gatherings and special events. As part of its 20th anniversary celebration today, the university launched the NIU EIGERlab Coworking Space in what was formerly the...
This prosthetic leg is one of the many things that can now be manufactured by 3D printers.
The technology in your home office probably allows users to print letters and photos, but what if you wanted to print 3D toys, bracelets or even dinner for your family? Advances in 3D printing are actually allowing researchers and average folks to print everything from car parts to body parts. At the next STEM Café,...
In the Mouth of Madness
Halloween might be over, but Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read will keep people screaming with “The Science of the Scare” at the Egyptian Theatre at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19. Horror fans are invited to participate in a variety of hands-on activities to learn more about the technology of haunted houses, the psychology of fear...
STEMfest
NIU’s annual STEMfest will once again dazzle and educate thousands of visitors of all ages to the Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 17. This free, family-friendly festival, attended by nearly 7,500 people last year, celebrates innovations in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) and offers hundreds of hands-on...
Nick Toma
Who’s ready to buzz in? The Bergstrom Stateline Quiz Bowl is back, bigger and better than ever. Rockford’s popular half-hour television show kicks off its 31-week-run at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, on WTVO Channel 17 and at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, on WQRF FOX 39. It also airs at 8:30 a.m. Sundays on...
Thompson will appear as her comic book creation Spectra during STEMfest.
If you love “Game of Thrones“ – either the hit HBO show or the bestselling novels – you might think the story is pure escapism: a fantasy romp set in a faraway world of magic and dragons. In fact, its creators get a surprising amount right about the fundamental laws of science and physics. At...
Photo of an energy-efficient light bulb
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming will host two one-day professional development conferences this fall as part of the “New Ideas” series. “New Ideas in English: To Teach or Not to Teach? Shakespeare, Lee, Twain, and more” is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, in the Capitol Room...
Participants from STEM Outreach’s summer camps show off their wearable electronic projects.
A new season of STEM Saturday classes is under way to give young learners exciting experiences with science, technology, engineering and math. But kids aren’t the only ones having fun this fall. NIU STEM Outreach has added teen- and adult-friendly classes that will teach learners basic programming and electronics skills through fun, hands-on projects. This...
Solomon Mason proved you’re never too old to go to summer camp. The senior mechanical engineering major joined fellow NIU students Dwayne Wilson, David Duncan, Nkem Ekhator, Sheriff Otun, Victor Aghadi and Stella Aghadi from July 5 to July 24 at The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program held at Miles Davis Magnet Academy...
Do you know where your personal data is going – or even how much is out there? Each time you browse the web, post on social media, use your smartphone’s GPS or make a credit-card purchase, you generate records and build your data trail, which grows longer every day. At the next STEM Café, NIU...
Huskie Alternative Breaks logo
Huskie Alternative Breaks (HAB) will offer NIU students the chance to participate in eight alternative break trips throughout the 2015-2016 school year. An alternative break is a service-learning trip where a group of college students engage in volunteer service. These break trips occur on weekends, during the university’s winter and spring breaks and during May...
Inventors and innovators of tomorrow will be flocking to NIU’s DeKalb and Naperville campuses this fall for an exciting new season of STEM Saturdays, classes that give students hands-on experiences with science, technology, engineering and math. The classes, which cover everything from robotics to virtual reality, are designed for students from age 7 to adults....
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 38