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Professor leads severe storm talk today

By Mitchell Spence | April 21, 2014

Meteorology professor Walker Ashley will give tornado and severe weather survival tips at a STEM event today.The presentation is 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at O’Leary’s, 260 E. Lincoln Highway, and is hosted by the STEM Outreach program. It is part of the...

STEM offers kids hands-on learning

STEM offers kids hands-on learning

By James Casey | October 20, 2013

If you didn’t have a chance to make it to STEMfest Saturday, the STEM Outreach program works all year to satisfy and spark scientific curiosities.I sat in on an Outreach meeting as STEMfest was approaching. While the fest is able to draw hoards of people...

STEM fest needs student volunteers

By Brian Guttman | September 26, 2013

STEM Fest volunteers will get their pick of prizes, but only if they register before Tuesday.STEM Fest is Oct. 19. Students can register to volunteer online at, and those who do will receive a STEM shirt and water bottle. All students...

STEMfest to be held on Oct. 20

By Northern Star Staff | October 10, 2012

The third annual STEMfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 20 at the Convocation Center, according to a NIU STEM Outreach press release. The event provides a hands-on experience for children of all ages. Demonstrations and exhibits will focus...

Second annual STEMfest educates children of all ages on maths and sciences

October 23, 2011

Caitlin Giles, STEMfest volunteer and sophomore mechanical engineering major, said the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics festival held Saturday is important for children."I think it's important to teach little kids about math and science,"...

A group of girls explore the technology of a remote control car
at STEMfest 2010.

Second annual STEMfest comes to Convocation Center

By Linze Griebenow | October 19, 2011

Lasers, robots, holograms and a haunted laboratory.These are a few of the displays patrons can expect to find at the second annual STEMfest, a festival celebrating achievements in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. The festival will...

NIU hosts first STEMfest

By Ryan Griesmeyer | October 21, 2010

NIU will be hosting its first STEMfest from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Convocation center. There is a estimate of 2,000-5,000 people planning to attend the event. STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Math. "We are having this...