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It’s always exciting to hear from and live chat with experts from NASA, Fermilab and Argonne National Lab. But the real stars of NIU’s Oct. 31 STEM Fest Celebration might be the NIU student presenters who are majoring in diverse fields such as computer science, electrical engineering, communicative disorders, art, chemistry and math. Have you...
Northern Illinois University junior Cornell Cox is not afraid to confront life’s big questions. In a conversation about his path to NIU and his choice of major, he brings up climate change and war, deep questions about how human behaviors have led to the major challenges facing the world today. He also discusses his love...
Thousands of area kids who attended NIU’s STEMfest event last weekend took at least two things home with them: the idea that science can be fun and the realization that all types of people can be scientists. Nearly 7,000 children and families packed NIU’s Convocation Center, where 800 diverse NIU students and faculty amazed and...
NIU’s annual STEMFest will once again welcome budding scientists and curious visitors of all ages. On Saturday, Oct. 21, the Midwest’s premier festival for celebrating science, technology, engineering and math will return to the NIU Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many of the crowd’s favorite exhibits from previous years will be returning,...
NIU senior Jasmine Carey has had her eyes opened to a range of career possibilities in STEM education through her work with the STEM Outreach team at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. As an instructor at the center’s STEM Outreach camps and classes, Carey has connected with students from elementary through high school to share...
More campers than ever before flocked to NIU STEM Camps for hands-on engagement with science, technology, engineering and math this summer. Between June and August, 458 students age 7-18 came from as nearby as Cortland and far away as China to roll up their sleeves, experiment and explore academic and professional fields, up from 324...
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....
STEMfest 2015
All 7,500 participants in STEMfest 2015 had the opportunity to engage in a full day of hands-on fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math. The sixth annual STEMfest included participants from more than 98 ZIP codes, 633 NIU volunteers and 85 exhibitors who offered more than 200 activities to explore. But many young attendees received...
STEMfest
NIU’s annual STEMfest will once again dazzle and educate thousands of visitors of all ages to the Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct 17. This free, family-friendly festival, attended by nearly 7,500 people last year, celebrates innovations in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and math) and offers hundreds of hands-on...
Thompson will appear as her comic book creation Spectra during STEMfest.
If you love “Game of Thrones“ – either the hit HBO show or the bestselling novels – you might think the story is pure escapism: a fantasy romp set in a faraway world of magic and dragons. In fact, its creators get a surprising amount right about the fundamental laws of science and physics. At...
NIU STEM Outreach summer camp 2014
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize that STEMfest is a blast for children of all ages. With a record crowd of more than 7,500 visitors, NIU’s annual mega-sized science fair celebrated the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math in grand fashion at the Convocation Center Saturday, Oct. 18. The five-year anniversary of...
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