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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...
On Saturday, Oct. 8, 8,000 participants at STEMfest 2016 spent the day getting their hands into science, technology, engineering and math. The festival featured 98 booths with hundreds of activities, enjoyed by visitors from 110 ZIP codes in three states. Nearly 60 percent of attendees were at STEMfest for the first time. Over 90 percent...
For the seventh consecutive year, NIU’s popular STEMfest will amaze and inform thousands of visitors of all ages at the Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8. This free, family-friendly festival, attended by nearly 7,500 people last year, showcases the fascinating power of the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math)...
As the fall semester starts, NIU STEAM Works is gearing up for another season of diverse programs that combine content from science, technology, engineering, the arts and math to spark creativity, innovation and problem solving. STEAM Works programs bring together the existing roster of STEM Outreach programs and expand to include programs that emphasize the...
STEMfest
NIU’s popular STEMfest – scheduled Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Convocation Center – has received an $8,000 award from the DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF). The award will help ensure that STEMfest’s equipment for hands-on activities is cutting-edge and in working order. With 7,500 people attending STEMfest annually, displays and equipment suffer plenty of wear and tear....
STEMfest 2015
All 7,500 participants in STEMfest 2015 had the opportunity to engage in a full day of hands-on fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math. The sixth annual STEMfest included participants from more than 98 ZIP codes, 633 NIU volunteers and 85 exhibitors who offered more than 200 activities to explore. But many young attendees received...