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STEM café to be hosted at Fatty’s Pub & Grille

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 29, 2022

DeKALB–  NIU STEAM department will be hosting a STEM Café in the upcoming week to provide students with healthy ways to navigate stressful encounters during the holidays.  The STEM Café offers students the opportunity to better understand emotions...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

STEM Cafe to explore 3-D printing, offer tour of EIGERlab

By Northern Star staff | April 7, 2015

Correction: This brief said the STEM Cafe event would be held on Tuesday. The event was held on April 7 and will not be held on Tuesday.STEM Outreach will present the 3D Printing Revolution: How 3D Printing is Changing the World as part of the monthly...

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 brings attention to vision

By Brian Guttman | September 19, 2013

Eyes and how to protect them was the topic at Wednesday’s STEM Cafe.The main speaker was Elizabeth Gaillard, a presidential research professor. The presentation was sponsored by STEM Outreach and offered the community the chance to enjoy a meal at Eduardo’s,...

Taxco Restaurant holds STEM Cafe Event

By Jessi Haish | February 20, 2013

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were discussed over Mexican dishes Thursday night. Thomas Sims, associate professor of biological sciences, talked “GMO’s - Miracle Crops or Frankenfoods” in a NIU STEM Cafe Event at Taxco Restaurant, 223 W....

NASA ambassador to host NIU’s STEM Café

By Jessi Haish | January 14, 2013

NIU’s next Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Café will host Joel Knapper, NASA solar system ambassador. Knapper will present “The Future for American Manned Spaceflight.” The presentation will discuss plans to get Americans back...

STEM Cafe event features strengthened materials

By Northern Star Staff | September 4, 2012

The latest STEM Cafe event will feature research and theories on strengthening materials at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, according to a press release from Outreach, Engagement, and Information Technologies.STEM Cafe speaker Michael Haji-Sheikh, an NIU associate...

STEM Cafe discusses fishy situation

By Jessica Cabe | July 16, 2012

Illinois is being invaded, but the threat is not extraterrestrial. Asian Carp are causing big problems throughout the Midwest and have even made their way up to South Dakota, said Vic Santucci, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expert, who...