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Northern Illinois University’s STEMfest is an annual celebration of science, technology, engineering and math that strives to introduce all people to the wonders of science. However, for some adults and children, a loud, bright and crowded environment makes it hard for them to feel welcome. That’s why this year, the STEMfest organizers are introducing a...
Dissecting cow eyeballs, maneuvering robots and investigating a dramatized crime scene are just a few of the hands-on activities that bring all ages to the annual STEMfest, one of Northern Illinois University’s most popular events. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the NIU Convocation Center, NIU departments and student groups, regional...
Did you know that esports are among the fastest growing sports on college campuses, with more than 70 varsity and 200 club teams on U.S. college campuses as of March 2018? Esports – or professional video gaming – is also a multi-million dollar global business, with career opportunities in professional gaming, marketing and merchandising, event...
NIU STEM Educator and camp director Jeremy Benson has a gift for engaging students of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, he and his colleagues at NIU STEAM captured students’ imaginations with a summer camp based on everyone’s favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry. “It’s not magic,...
Bringing books to life – transporting an author’s words and worlds from typewritten pages into physical spaces – marvelously rouses the passion for reading within young readers. Just imagine your excitement if you learned that Tad Lincoln had lost his famous father’s speech — and that it’s up to you to find the script in...
When was the last time you stopped and looked at the night sky just to marvel at the wonders of space? When have you taken a moment to dig into mysterious subjects like dark matter or learn about the latest space explorations from NASA? The next STEM Café, presented by NIU STEAM, is your opportunity...
WNIJ 89.5 FM and NIU STEAM are partnering to create “The Sound of Science,” a weekly series explaining important science, technology, engineering and math concepts using sound. The feature will air on WNIJ at 1 p.m. on Fridays, as a lead-in to Science Friday. The first “Sound of Science” episode will air on Friday, April...
Many of us remember summer camp as a time of freedom and fun. Camp is that, but it is also much more for the nearly 5,000 campers who enroll in NIU summer camps each year. NIU camps offer young people a chance to gain independence and confidence, as well as to explore career fields and...
Econ Illinois, a not-for-profit unit within the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development at NIU and an affiliate of the Council for Economic Education, is excited to announce that Howard A. Tullman is the keynote guest speaker at the 11th annual American Dream Dinner on Thursday, May 17, in Chicago. Tullman is the former...
Why do golf balls have dimples? How do Newton’s laws of motion impact your drive off the first tee? At the next STEM Café, NIU Physics Department Chair and golf enthusiast Larry Lurio will explain what science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can teach us about golf––and what golf can teach us about STEM. NIU...
Want to be healthier, contribute to lower pollution and stimulate the local economy? Eating locally grown food can help you do all three! At the next STEM Café, “Our Daily Spread: Local Farms, Community Gardens and Access to Healthy Food,” local experts will discuss the promises and challenges of today’s local food movement. The free...
Colleen Russell’s graduate assistantship in the P-20 Center has allowed her to gain personal and professional skills and have lots of fun in the process. Last August, Colleen jumped at the chance to get involved with BLOCK Fest®, a new P-20 Center program.   Today, she’s happy she did. “It’s been so rewarding and so...
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