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NIU STEM Educator and camp director Jeremy Benson has a gift for engaging students of all ages in the wonders of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This year, he and his colleagues at NIU STEAM captured students’ imaginations with a summer camp based on everyone’s favorite school of witchcraft and wizardry. “It’s not magic,...
The Physical Science Careers Camp at NIU is getting a reboot this summer, offering high school students new hands-on opportunities to explore careers in chemistry and physics. At the helm of this newly redesigned camp is Kate Powers, a STEM educator in the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement and an experienced research chemist who is...
Many of us remember summer camp as a time of freedom and fun. Camp is that, but it is also much more for the nearly 5,000 campers who enroll in NIU summer camps each year. NIU camps offer young people a chance to gain independence and confidence, as well as to explore career fields and...
NIU junior Mackenzie Thompson knows that her experiences working with NIU’s P-20 Center will come in handy no matter what career she pursues. As an instructor at the Center’s STEM Outreach camps and STEM Saturdays, she’s learned firsthand the rewards of bringing science, technology, engineering and math into kids’ lives. “No matter what I do,...
This summer, NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab will have camps on video game design and coding. Campers will explore innovative and original games while learning the basics of video game design and coding. By using the popular video game Minecraft, campers will explore and build a virtual world while learning ComputerCraft, Redstone and coding. They will...
Students entering grades 2 through 12 who are looking for engaging, hands-on ways to explore their interests and career options this summer can now register for Northern Illinois University’s 2017 summer camps. Day and residential camps run throughout June, July and August. The schedule includes both time-tested favorites and exciting new offerings from programs across...
Lise Schlosser
While the summer might be a respite for some members of the community, it’s Lise Schlosser’s time to shine. As office manager in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming, many of her behind-the-scenes efforts take center stage this time of year. “My job provides me the opportunity to work hard, learn more...
NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming is spreading the word on two cool Academic Summer Day Camp options for students entering sixth- through eighth-grades. Applications can be filled out online; a $25 discount is available to NIU employees. For more information, call (815) 753-5200 or email [email protected] Creative Writing Day Camp July...
Girls interested in creating and playing their own video games can now register for the NIU Digital Convergence Lab’s “Just for Girls!” video game design camp. This day camp for students entering fifth- through ninth-grade will take place on the NIU campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 20, through Friday, June 24....
Theater, visual arts and instrumental jazz are on the summer camp agenda at NIU this summer. At Summer in the Arts at Northern residential camps for junior high and high school students, campers work and live with NIU faculty, alumni, and students, gain a greater appreciation for the life of an artist, and experience their...
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...
Students looking for engaging, hands-on ways to explore their interests and career options this summer can now register for Northern Illinois University’s 2016 summer camps. Day and residential camps will run throughout June, July and August. The schedule includes both time-tested favorites and exciting new offerings from programs across the NIU community. With options in...
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