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The encore presentation of “The Trouble with Asian Carp” will discuss the environmental and safety concerns the fish are raising in Illinois.
They’ve invaded our rivers. They have moved north with few natural predators to stand in their way. They’re Asian carp, and if they make it to Lake Michigan, experts say that the entire Great Lakes ecosystem could be at risk. At 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, join Illinois Department of Natural Resources expert Vic Santucci...
STEM Café attendees will get a chance to view the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs every August when Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Image courtesy of nasaimages.org
Question: what’s better than gazing up at a summer sky filled with shooting stars? Answer: gazing up at those same beautiful stars while drinking a cool, crisp glass of wine. On Sunday, Aug. 12, STEM Outreach invites adults to the August STEM Café: “An Evening of Shooting Stars and Chardonels.” This fun, casual event takes...
They’ve invaded our rivers. They’ve moved north with few natural predators to stand in their way. They’re Asian carp, and if they make it to Lake Michigan, experts say the entire Great Lakes ecosystem could be at risk. Illinois Department of Natural Resources expert Vic Santucci will give a talk titled The Trouble with Asian...
STEM Cafe logo: Feed your mind!
NIU’s STEM Café for June promises a lively debate on the good, the bad, and the ugly of social networking. “This is Your Brain on Social Networking” will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 28, at Taxco Restaurant in Sycamore. Biologist Melissa Scotti and educational technologist Kristen Brynteson will discuss what’s new...
STEM Cafe logo: Feed your mind!
Is the world really going to end Dec. 21, 2012? Are pharmaceutical companies hiding the truth about natural cures? What should we fear besides fear itself? As the kickoff to a new and monthly “STEM Café” event, Northern Illinois University physics professor Suzanne Willis will discuss how pseudoscience has permeated our culture and how to...
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