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STEM Cafes


Feed Your Mind!

Join us for monthly STEM Cafés-- fun, casual gatherings where adults can eat, drink, and chat with STEM professionals about the latest  scientific research. These events are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase from our host restaurant.

On Tap

Even More Physics of Football

Tuesday, October 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Fireside Grille, 49 Sugar Lane, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Newton’s laws describe football players on the field just as well as carts on a track or balls rolling down ramps. Physics professor and armchair quarterback Mike Eads will discuss how an understanding of velocity, momentum, force, impulse, collisions, conservation laws, and even air resistance can lead to some interesting insights on the game.


In the Hopper (Details to follow)

The 3D Printing Revolution!

Tuesday, November 18th, 6:30 - 8:30pm

Eduardo's, 214 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115

Advancements in 3D printing are making it possible for researchers and average folks to print everything from car parts to body parts. How does additive manufacturing actually work and how is it going to change our lives? Associate professor of Mechanical Engineering, Federico Sciammarella, will talk about this and more at the November STEM Café.

Weather and Climate, December TBA

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