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Logo of the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition
The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition – NIU President Doug Baker serves as chair of the board – realized unprecedented growth and impact in 2014 that strengthened Illinois’ position as a hub for innovation. Created by the State of Illinois 25 years ago as a public-private partnership, ISTC now harnesses a network of more than 40 academic,...
A student in one of the very first STEM Divas classes, held on campus at Northern Illinois University and facilitated by STEM Outreach, works with her Doodler 3D printer pen to create 3-dimensional jewelry.
Pettee Guerrero is the embodiment of a STEM Diva. An educator with NIU STEM Outreach in the Center for P-20 Engagement, Guerrero lives for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She has an infectious enthusiasm for both STEM learning and NIU that is on full display in her high-energy demonstrations. She can be seen on...
NIU STEM Outreach summer camp 2014
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages. With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18. The five-year anniversary of...
Lee Shumow and Jennifer Schmidt
Jennifer Schmidt and Lee Shumow wrote the book – literally – for teachers seeking the best ways to motivate high school students to learn and love science. Now the educational psychology professors from the NIU College of Education are turning their attention to after-school and summer projects that enroll underserved and underrepresented youth. Schmidt and...
STEMFest 2013
Prepare to be amazed! NIU’s annual STEMfest will once again wow visitors of all ages at the Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. This free family event spurs students, families, and educators to explore hot new technologies and cool scientific phenomena. Exhibitors from NIU’s 25 STEM departments as well as...
Photo of math equations on a chalkboard
NSF’s PROMISE Scholars Program will present a talk Wednesday, Oct. 8, on mathematical models in the detection, treatment and management of cancer Evans Afenya will speak to NSF PROMISE Scholars from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of their virtual seminar series in Room 100 of Campus Life Building. Afenya, chair of the Mathematics Department...
Logo of Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne National Laboratory invites undergraduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields to attend the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, this event provides undergraduates the unique opportunity to present their research and connect with other students in their fields while visiting a world-class research...
PROMISE Scholars logo
NIU’s PROMISE Scholars Program presented highlights of the program’s progress to a National Science Foundation review team in the spring. All award recipients are required during their third-year review in Washington, D.C., to present their progress. Funded in 2011 by a five-year, $2 million grant from the NSF, the “Providing Resources and Opportunity to Maximize...
Photo of a bacon cheeseburger
Talk about food for thought. NIU’s National Science Foundation PROMISE Scholars program is offering a new initiative, “Take a STEM Professor to Lunch,” this fall. Designed to encourage students and faculty to hold conversations outside of class on topics of academic interests, STEM research and professional experiences, the program builds student-professor relationships. Students can schedule...
NIU student Jessica Puckett mentors a SEEK camper.
When it comes to STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education leaders note a substantial disparity in the participation and retention rates among African-Americans. The low number of students of color pursuing STEM degrees, and the absence of underrepresented students obtaining those degrees, is only becoming more critical. Members of the National Society...
Summer is just around the corner. What are your young Einsteins going to do to keep their minds engaged? This June, July and August, NIU STEM Outreach and other STEM departments are offering more camp experiences than ever before. Whether students want to learn how roller coasters work, design their own video games, create scientifically...
Christina Magee
Christina Magee sets the bar high for teachers within the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the region. She mentors the Rockford Robotics Team and is the college and career academy coach at Guilford High School. In March, she received a Rockford Chamber of Commerce award for Business Catalyst of the Year....
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