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NIU STEAM Works has been selected as a finalist in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that will award funding to outside-the-box ideas that make play easy, available and fun for kids and families in cities across the United States. The challenge is hosted by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to bringing...
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....
This summer, NIU’s STEM Outreach is offering a full schedule of engaging, hands-on camps for the innovators of tomorrow. Campers get to roll up their sleeves, think creatively and make friends while building skills for success in the growing fields of science, technology, engineering and math. STEM Camps are offered from June through August at...
Participants from STEM Outreach’s summer camps show off their wearable electronic projects.
A new season of STEM Saturday classes is under way to give young learners exciting experiences with science, technology, engineering and math. But kids aren’t the only ones having fun this fall. NIU STEM Outreach has added teen- and adult-friendly classes that will teach learners basic programming and electronics skills through fun, hands-on projects. This...
Inventors and innovators of tomorrow will be flocking to NIU’s DeKalb and Naperville campuses this fall for an exciting new season of STEM Saturdays, classes that give students hands-on experiences with science, technology, engineering and math. The classes, which cover everything from robotics to virtual reality, are designed for students from age 7 to adults....
Students from Dongguan Taiwanese Business school were among the more than 300 campers who attended STEM Outreach summer camps in 2015.
NIU alum Sam Watt will be in China using innovative, NIU-developed techniques to teach STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – to sixth- and seventh-graders in Beijing this school year. Watt’s classes will be based around lab activities specially developed by STEM Outreach, part of NIU’s P-20 Center in the Division of Outreach, Engagement,...
STEAM It Up marshmallow
Teams of educators from across Illinois generated their own steam Aug. 3 at Northern Illinois University, doing something most of them probably hadn’t done for decades: racing against time to build model bridges out of pipe cleaners, popsicle sticks and other classroom supplies. As the timer ticked down, cries of “more glue!” and “that won’t...
NIU’s Pettee Guerrero (right) and Pati Sievert made the TV news in during Wednesday’s Google Geek Street Fair in Chicago.
NIU made a big impact on participants and attendees during Wednesday’s Google Geek Street Fair in Chicago. The event – the first of its kind in Chicago – is part of Google’s effort to spur young people to ente the science and technology fields, or, as DNAinfo’s David Matthews wrote, “to stir scientific curiosity in...
STEM Divas pink hats
Louise McCarthy, CFO of WALT LTD, feels strongly about the importance of getting girls as well as boys interested in STEM: science, engineering, technology and math. “When I heard about NIU STEM Divas,” McCarthy says, “I knew immediately that we wanted to help.” WALT LTD became the first corporate sponsor of STEM Divas by donating...
STEM Saturday!
Mars might be farther than 140 million miles away, but that won’t stop kids from using LEGO Robotics to explore the red planet at NIU this fall. STEM Outreach is again offering its interactive, hands-on STEM Saturday classes to help students in fourth-grade and older explore concepts and careers in science, technology, engineering and math....
STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. This annual festival introduces learners of all ages to cutting-edge technologies and intriguing science phenomena that will amaze students, parents and educators alike. The event is open to the public. Parking and admission are free. Hosted by...
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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