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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies has set up a display of its collection of Southeast Asia-themed children’s books at the DeKalb Public Library, all of which are available for checkout through Jan. 31. Library visitors are invited to browse through 68 volumes ranging from picture books for young readers to chapter books, some nonfiction,...
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Northern Illinois University’s Common Reading Experience, Orientation & First-Year Experience and the DeKalb Public Library are collaborating to increase literacy in the greater NIU and DeKalb communities. From 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, children will get a chance to turn the tables and read to NIU students. NIU faculty and staff are encouraged...
STEM Outreach associate Jeremy Benson demonstrates a Van de Graaff Generator, one of the many hands-on electricity demonstration that will be at Thursday’s Electricity Fair.
What does a hot dog taste like after you shoot 120 volts of electricity through its meaty center? How hard do you have to pedal a bike to generate enough energy to power a light bulb? Families are invited from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 14, to learn the answers to these and other...
Electric Art Lab participants will learn how to safely use electricity in their own works of art.
What could Da Vinci have created with electricity and neon? What would Edison have invented with more of an artistic flair? Young artists and inventors and their parents are invited Saturday, May 26, to see how artists work with light and electricity during the “Bright Futures: Electric Art Lab” at NIU’s Faraday Hall Room 105....
NIU Engineering Building
Everyone wants their children to grow up and get good jobs, to become doctors, lawyers or engineers. But what does an engineer actually do? NIU STEM Outreach, DeKalb Public Library and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) invite families to tour the Engineering Building, find out about careers in engineering and see applied...
NIU Cares Day 2011
Registration for NIU Cares Day 2012, NIU’s annual day of community service, will remain open through Friday, March 30. Team leaders can email [email protected] now to get their teams recognized. Students who are looking to meet new people or have no team preference can sign up with “Team NIU Cares.” NIU Cares Day committee members...
STEM Outreach’s Van de Graaf generator will be on display at Monday’s Electrify Your Mind kickoff party.
Expanding  their collaboration on programs such as the SF Teen Read and the STEMfest Book Nook, NIU STEM Outreach and the DeKalb Public Library have partnered to create “Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library.” Throughout the spring, community members are invited to events at the library and NIU’s campus to learn about concepts...
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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 – humans encounter life forms that truly are alien. Ten years after the demise...
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What if the Internet connected directly to your brain? Your favorite songs would play inside your head. Your favorite restaurant would know exactly when you were hungry. You wouldn’t have to waste time in school because you could instantly look up anything you ever wanted to know. That’s the premise of M.T. Anderson’s “Feed,” a...
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Science fiction isn’t just about Klingon love poems or alien probings; some sci-fi stories are set right here on Earth and can act as a springboard for thinking critically about science and technology in our daily lives. This summer, teens in DeKalb County can experience science fiction in a whole new way. In June, August...
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