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Science will be on tap at Taxco in Sycamore

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

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STEM Night at Still Middle School

Engineering groups talk to Naperville children

Advancing the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries has become a central focus for NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. NIU chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a

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Summer campers walk north on Normal Road.

NIU academic, athletic summer camps challenge, thrill minds of young learners

Whether your child wants to be a saxophonist, a scientist or soccer star, NIU has something for every young learner. This summer, NIU is offering more summer camps than ever before to help kids learn new things and explore exciting career paths.

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NIU Engineering Building

Community can tour NIU Engineering Building during March 28 event on career opportunities

Everyone wants their children to grow up and get good jobs, to become doctors, lawyers or engineers. But what does an engineer actually do? NIU STEM Outreach, DeKalb Public Library and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) invite families to

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STEM Outreach’s Van de Graaf generator will be on display at Monday’s Electrify Your Mind kickoff party.

STEM Outreach, DeKalb Public Library partner to offer science, electricity program to youth

Expanding  their collaboration on programs such as the SF Teen Read and the STEMfest Book Nook, NIU STEM Outreach and the DeKalb Public Library have partnered to create “Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library.” Throughout the spring, community members are

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STEMfest SF Teen Read program invites youth to discuss ‘Orbiter’ book, attend related events

In science fiction, aliens don’t always look like little green men or the beehive-coiffed vixens Captain Kirk usually encounters in Star Trek. In Warren Ellis and Colleen Doran’s graphic novel “Orbiter” – the October selection for the STEMfest SF Teen Read –

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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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NASA image of the Space Shuttle Atlantis

NIU presents free ‘Summer Under the Stars’ events for space cadets, moon gazers of all ages

This summer, NIU’s STEM Outreach is hosting a series of free family events that celebrate all things space.  Amateur star gazers and constellation connoisseurs alike will appreciate talks led by NIU experts on everything from the geology of the moon to the

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A student catches sunlight with a scintillator.

High school physics students glimpse careers

Do you know what a scintillator is? Can you use scintillate in a sentence? Thanks to scientists and technologists at NIU, 70 students from Libertyville’s AP physics classes can. The students visited NIU’s Department of Physics in the College of Liberal Arts and

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