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Pettee Guerrero, outreach and engagement specialist, holds a 3D-printed ‘W’ she made for the Chicago Cubs Wednesday in Swen Parson. Guerrero has a ‘W’ flag hanging in her office window at Swen Parson. 

Specialist shows Cubs love

By Tom Burton | November 3, 2016

DeKALB | Pettee Guerrero, outreach and engagement specialist, has been a Cubs fan since she came to the United States from Bulgaria in 2001.Guerrero supports her favorite baseball team in many different ways as she has Cubbie blue spread around her Swen...

3-D printing a ‘revolution:’ STEM Outreach

By Brennan Schneider | November 19, 2014

A 14-year-old boy at a science fair used 3-D printing to make a prosthetic limb for a girl after he learned her parents had paid $80,000 for one.Federico Sciammarella, an associate professor of mechanical engineering speaking at Tuesday’s 3-D Printing...

Melissa Burlingame (second from right), Environmental Studies Program coordinator, and senior anthropology major Alex Labee (far right) explain the mechanics of soil and the atmosphere Saturday at the Convocation Center.

Fest mixes science with fun

By Allison Krecek | October 21, 2013

Laser mazes, organ pipes and singing frogs were just a few of the activities kids could participate at Saturday’s STEMfest.STEMfest, which was held in the Convocation Center, is an annual event that has been a part of NIU for four years. Before then,...

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...

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