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Bright Futures
What is green, sits on rusty metal nails, and has 120 volts of electricity shooting through its vinegary center? It’s the electrified pickle, and it’s going to get zapped again Thursday, June 6, when NIU STEM Outreach and DeKalb County libraries present the Bright Futures Electricity Fair. The Electricity Fair will be held at the...
STEM Saturday!
The popular Bright Futures series launches its spring 2013 season at local public libraries in February. Hands-on activities for children and their families will spark their understanding of energy, electricity and electrical engineering. Funded by the grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation, Bright Futures is a partnership of NIU STEM Outreach with libraries in...
STEM Saturday!
Responding to requests from suburban parents, STEM Outreach is offering the popular STEM Saturday classes at both NIU’s DeKalb and Naperville campuses. Parents have joined the STEM Outreach staff in looking for ways to get K-12 students excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. “Our DeKalb-based classes tend to sell out overnight, and we are...
As morning dawned Saturday, Oct. 20, on the NIU Convocation Center, thousands of spectators eagerly waited to see what the third annual STEMfest would have in store. Visitors from all over Illinois and Indiana traveled to DeKalb to witness a unique experience of science, technology, engineering and mathematics under one roof. STEMfest continues to grow...
STEM Café attendees will get a chance to view the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs every August when Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Image courtesy of nasaimages.org
Question: what’s better than gazing up at a summer sky filled with shooting stars? Answer: gazing up at those same beautiful stars while drinking a cool, crisp glass of wine. On Sunday, Aug. 12, STEM Outreach invites adults to the August STEM Café: “An Evening of Shooting Stars and Chardonels.” This fun, casual event takes...
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...
STEM Night at Still Middle School
Advancing the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries has become a central focus for NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. NIU chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a STEM night at Still Middle School in Naperville. Suma Rajashankar, faculty adviser for...
Jeremy Benson, Assistant Director of NIU’s summer youth STEM camps, will lead these interactive Science Saturdays classes.
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 concepts such as the physical properties of sound waves and the forces that...
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