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STEM Cafe logo: Feed your mind!
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 Suzanne Willis will discuss how pseudoscience has permeated our culture and how to...
STEMfest SF Teen Read logo
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 – humans encounter life forms that truly are alien. Ten years after the demise...
e these from NASA; just don't expect to see this through a telescope Friday evening!
Families can beat the heat with a “cool night” in the cosmos contemplating the icy reaches of space at 7 p.m. Friday, July 22. NIU’s STEM Outreach will present the second Summer Under the Stars event, Telescope Night, in LaTourette Hall Room 200. This event is free and open to the public. Suzanne Willis from NIU’s...
NASA image of the Space Shuttle Atlantis
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 history of the space shuttle. The series blasts off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June...
Suzanne E. Willis
In class one day, I was discussing pseudoscience and the fact that it can be a waste of taxpayers’ hard-earned money, when a student asked, “Why do you care if we waste our money?” Well, I do care. We all should.