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Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU has received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development. The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Tuesday announced NIU as the winner of APLU’s inaugural “Place” award for “excelling in community, social, and cultural development work.”...
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When most people hear the word “drone,” they think of covert military airstrikes, but proponents of autonomous systems see them becoming a part of everyday life. Experts have proposed their use in everything from aerial art to pizza delivery. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, NIU STEM Outreach invites community members to learn more about...
STEMfest 2013
Saturday’s annual STEMfest provided free fun-filled activities that exposed students to science, technology, engineering and math careers. Frisbee-throwing robots, laser labs and haunted physics labs were just a few favorites showcased at the event hosted by NIU STEM Outreach. The fest included more than 200-hands-on exhibits, attracted nearly 5,000 spectators. Melinda Morrison from Rock Island,...
How can U.S. teachers build the coming generation of U.S. students do to build STEM pipelines? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology introduced more than 30 middle and high school teachers of science, math and technology to engineering careers through an ASM Materials Science professional development program. The program, which inspires and motivates teachers...
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Sycamore will paint the town red and black from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in support of NIU Night. Visitors are encouraged to wear Huskie gear, meet NIU athletes and get their autographs, participate in mini-sport games and have their pictures taken with Victor E. Huskie. NIU STEM Outreach also will provide hands-on...
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Local teens are invited to read “The Fault in Our Stars” by wildly popular author John Green and then come together for the STEM Teen Read book discussion, scheduled at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Graham Hall 223. Experts from NIU and the community will join the teen readers to discuss the science behind the fiction in one...
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...
Genetically modified crops have been grown in the United States for decades, but they remain controversial. Are these crops the answer to world hunger? Good for the environment? Safe to eat? NIU’s STEM Café will address the topic, “Miracle Crops or Frankenfoods,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Taxco Restaurant, 223 W. State St....
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...
Children young and old are invited to bring their imagination and sense of wonder to the NIU campus this October for a day of hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits focused on the marvels of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For the third straight year, STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convocation Center from...
NIU Robotics Club
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology soon will have a new robotics club. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Room 253 (the Acoustics and Vibrations Lab) of the Engineering Building. Junior electrical engineering major Ryan Riddel hatched the concept for the club when he noticed that NIU did not...
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