Jeremy Benson, Assistant Director of NIU’s summer youth STEM camps, will lead these interactive Science Saturdays classes.

NIU STEM Outreach invites all young Einsteins to ‘spring into science’ with Science Saturdays

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

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STEMfest 2011: ‘Everything is cool’

As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out

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Stemfest 2010

Convocation Center to host Oct. 22 STEMfest

After a hugely successful event last year, NIU now is gearing up to hold its second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival, better known as STEMfest, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the NIU Convocation Center. The festival

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A student shows off the Huskie he drew to adorn the cover of his Health Careers scrap book.

Rockford students learn college within reach

Friday nights were like graduation at Stevenson Towers this summer. The cafeteria tables were draped in red and black cloths. Parents arrived after work in sundresses, suits or coveralls and steel-toed boots, on time so they wouldn’t miss dinner and the ceremony.

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spooky mirror

NIU will transform Spooky Science Saturday into mega-science festival at Convocation Center

Two years ago, NIU’s popular Haunted Physics Laboratory was supersized into Spooky Science Saturday. Now the event, which uses Halloween themes to teach young people about the wonders of science, is about to get exponentially bigger. NIU is gearing up to hold

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