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Still looking for that perfect holiday gift for a young scientist? Check out the diverse spring schedules of STEM Saturdays and STEM Divas, classes that give students seven and older hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering and math. The popular classes, which cover everything from crime scene analysis to the science of flight, are designed...
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...
Several events are planned in March in celebration of National Women’s History Month. All events are open to the public and, unless otherwise noted. are free. Sign language interpreters will be provided upon request; call (815) 753-6515 (one week’s notice is preferred). For more information, call the Center for the Study of Women, Gender &...
Still looking for that perfect gift for a child you know? Something exciting, hands-on, and educational for a budding inventor? Something they will remember for years to come? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach has gift options ready for you – a diverse new schedule of STEM Saturday classes designed to get young people fired up...
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....
Erin Spencer, a graduate student in instructional technology from Rochelle, Ill., helps Caitlin Cassello with measuring while Lauren Feji waits for assistance on her LEGO woodworking project as a part of the one-day STEM Divas summer camp.
Young girls in florescent pink T-shirts and matching hard hats explored careers in engineering July 21 during NIU’s one-day STEM Divas camp. Led by mechanical engineer Pettee Guerrero, the brilliant budding scientists enjoyed a tour of the Engineering Building and tried their hands at soldering and LEGO woodworking projects that required numerous tools. STEM Divas...
A participant in a STEM Divas Saturday class works on her original creation using a 3Doodler, a hand-held 3-D printing device.
STEM learning will collide with summer fun on the Northern Illinois University campus in a new one-day STEM Divas summer camp. The camp, which is designed for girls from ages 7 to 16, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21. Divas will learn how to solder, take a tour of...
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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...
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Does your daughter take apart appliances to see how they tick? Is your son building a robot companion out of household items? You just might be the proud parent of a future scientist or engineer. NIU’s STEM Outreach has developed new and exciting STEM Saturday classes that give your young Einsteins the chance to tinker,...
A student in one of the very first STEM Divas classes, held on campus at Northern Illinois University and facilitated by STEM Outreach, works with her Doodler 3D printer pen to create 3-dimensional jewelry.
Pettee Guerrero is the embodiment of a STEM Diva. An educator with NIU STEM Outreach in the Center for P-20 Engagement, Guerrero lives for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). She has an infectious enthusiasm for both STEM learning and NIU that is on full display in her high-energy demonstrations. She can be seen on...