Saturdays this fall at NIU DeKalb and NIU Naperville
Morning and afternoon sessions help students explore STEM concepts through hands-on activities and demonstrations. Fall classes will include robotics, electronics, stop-motion animation, and more! Students can sign up for one or multiple sessions. Visit the STEM Outreach website for a complete schedule, pricing, and the suggested age range for participants at each class. Up next at the DeKalb campus is Computer Aided Design using Solid Works on November 23rd and December 7th. Don't miss the holiday party on December 21st! http://www.niu.edu/stem/community_programs/science_saturdays.shtml
Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 7:00 p.m.Barsema Alumni & Visitor Center
231 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, IL
NIU alum Marissa McGrath (2006) returns to campus to talk about her small business, The Good Time Girls, which provides historical walking tours of Bellingham, WA. This pioneer town boasted legally regulated prostitution for 90 years, inspiring the Good Time Girls to write a tour to explore their community's relationshp with sex work. During her talk, Marissa will discuss how to research similar stories in your own community and how to mold these tales into a narrative to be using various creative media. http://www.niu.edu/wstudies/news/AlumEvent.shtml
December 3, & 10, 2013, 5:00-6:30 p.m., Tapa la Luna, 226 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL
Turn your trash into holiday treasures by upcycling. Experts from the Green Lens planning committee will lead guests in make-and-take crafts. Sessions includeKeeping the T in Christmas and Ornamentation Celebration. Enjoy your drink while using old cardboard, favorite t-shirts, or old books and photos for a gift that is sure to please. Your $10 donation for each session supports the Green Lens Environmental FIlm Festival. Food and drink specials will be available for purchase from Tapa la Luna. http://www.niu.edu/greenlens
Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Claddagh Irish Pub
1702 Commons Drive, Geneva, IL 60134
Dr. Dhiman Chakroborty, professor of physics at NIU, will discuss the path that lead to the discovery of the God Particle (the Higgs boson) and possible next steps for this colossal discovery in particle physics. http://www.niu.edu/stem/community_programs/STEM_Cafe.shtml
Friday, December 6, 2013, Wirtz Hall Room 101
Hear from a real CSI when Rebecca Hooks of the Illinois State Police visits NIU. This event is sponsored by the Medical Laboratory Science Program at NIU. http://niu.edu/stem/PDF/RHook1262013.pdf
Friday, December 13, 2013, 7:00 p.m., Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, NIU Music Building
Let the KSO warm your heart with the music of the holiday season. This traditional family concert will include several holiday favorites, such as Haydn's Toy Symphony and a seasonal sing-along. The "Big Guy in Red" might even make an appearance. This concert is supported in part by the George E. and Betty B. Dutton Foundation. http://www.kishorchestra.org/season/events.html
Wednesday, January 15, 2013, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Eduardo's Restaurant 214 E Lincoln Hwy DeKalb, IL
Dr. Doug Wallace will share his research into the spatial disorientation observed in Alzheimer's patients and discuss new therapies and early interventions that could improve the lives of those who are newly diagnosed. http://www.niu.edu/stem/community_programs/STEM_Cafe.shtml
January 30, February 2, 6-8, 2013, Huntley Middle School Auditorium, 1515 South Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL
The Underpants is a cheeky satire and social commentary about scandal and celebrity that is guaranteed to crack you up. Set in Dusseldorf, Germany in 1910, the play focuses on Louis Maske who inadvertently drops her ill-fitting drawers in the middle of the town square during a parade to honor the king. Her officious and petty civil servant husband Theobald is horrified by Louise's brief (ahem) display and confines her to the house until he can assess the damage to their conservative and quiet lives that will surely come from the inevitable scandal. This production, and others for the 2013-2014 season, is at Huntley Middle School Auditorium during the rennovation of Stevens Hall at NIU. http://www.niu.edu/theatre/productions/underpants.shtml
It's cold outside, but those school-less days of summer are sneaking up on you. Plan ahead and check out the nearly 40 summer camps available for students in 1st through 12th grades. NIU offers a wide variety of day and residential camps in DeKalb to help students gain expert knowledge, learn in a fun, safe environment, and get the university experience. From athletics to activism, there's sure to be something for every young learner! http://niu.edu/summercamps
NIU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Outreach can bring 25-100 of the interactive physics displays to your school for a day-long or evening event. Billed as Physics Phun Labs and Frontier Physics Road Show, these investigations are sure to intrigue students from kindergarten through high school.
These popular and dynamic physics demonstration programs can be customized for each audience by choosing themes and concepts that reflectyour curriculum. Liquid nitrogen, plasma globes, strong magnets, lasers, diffraction-lensed rainbow glasses, and many other intriguing demonstrations are used to excite students and bring physcics concepts to life.
STEM Outreach can also arrange for programs in any of the STEM fields. Faculty or students can visit your classroom or facilitate field trips to NIU's campus. To schedule either the Hands-on Physics or Frontier Physics programs for your school or community, contact Jeremy Benson 815-753-0533 email@example.com. Check out the STEM Outreach web page for an extensive list of on and off campus activities.