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

Saving the Brain: New Breakthroughs in Alzheimer's Research
June 21, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Giovanni’s 610 N Bell School Rd, Rockford, IL 61107

Northern Illinois University’s STEAM Works presents STEM Cafés in the Rockford area. Participants eat, drink, and discuss the latest research and breakthroughs in science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun, casual environment. Dr. Doug Wallace will share research on Alzheimer’s patients and discuss new therapies and early interventions that could improve lives of those newly diagnosed. Event is free and open to the public. Food is available for purchase, but not required.  Please RSVP at or call 1-877-926-8300.

In the Hopper (details to follow)

  • The Human Blueprint - July 12, Fatty's Pub and Grille
  • Stargazing - August 11, Bliss Creek Gold Course
  • The Ripple Effect - August 27, Lorado Taft Field Campus

Check out this video about our recent Tracking Tornado's STEM Café!

See our past presentations!

For additional information, contact Judith Dymond at 815.753.4751 or

NIU's STEM Café is one of 51 Science Cafés in the United States. For more information about other Science Cafés throughout the world, go to