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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...

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...

Haunted Lab combines education, fun

By Jackie Nevarez | October 22, 2014

A buzzing noise drew crowds of children into Haunted Physics, a darkened room of the Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., filled with demonstrations of static electricity and flashing lights.STEM Outreach Associate Jeremy Benson said putting...

Student volunteers needed for Expo

By Northern Star Staff | April 28, 2014

Student volunteers are needed for the Illinois Junior Academy of Science Expo Friday and Saturday.More than 100 volunteers are needed for the expo, which will be hosted by STEM Outreach for the first time.STEM Outreach hosts off- and on-campus activities...

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...

Author, blogger Cory Doctorow to speak at NIU

By Ross Hettel | February 8, 2012

Cory Doctorow, best-selling author and co-editor of the popular online blog Boing-Boing, will speak at NIU at 12 p.m. Thursday in the Carl Sanburg Auditorium.Doctorow will speak for an hour regarding freedom of information and the Internet as well as...

Thank you to all who helped with STEMfest

By Letter Writer | November 1, 2010

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in NIU's first STEMfest. Thirteen academic departments, numerous student organizations and several outside collaborators partnered with STEM Outreach to fill the arena and multipurpose room of the Convocation...