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Daniel Wilson
Are you smarter than your smart phone? Can you outdrive a self-driving car? The technology we rely on is becoming more and more sophisticated. Could humanity survive if that technology turned evil? Daniel H. Wilson, who explores the possibility of a machine uprising in his novel “Robopocalypse,” will visit NIU and the Sycamore Public Library this...
Summer is just around the corner. What are your young Einsteins going to do to keep their minds engaged? This June, July and August, NIU STEM Outreach and other STEM departments are offering more camp experiences than ever before. Whether students want to learn how roller coasters work, design their own video games, create scientifically...
The Maze Runner
Imagine waking up in the heart of a vast maze with no memory except your name. Every day, you have to run the maze, searching for a way out. Every night, the maze fills with robotic monsters and its walls change positions. That’s the chilling premise of James Dashner’s best-selling young adult novel “The Maze...
Andrea Beaty
What wacky contraption would you create to keep snakes from slithering onto your head? Children got the chance to answer that question Feb. 7 at the “I <3 Engineering” event at the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville. NIU STEM Read partnered with DuPage Children’s Museum and author Andrea Beaty to present a night of hands-on...
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