Saturdays this spring 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. http://www.niu.edu/stem/community_programs/science_saturdays.shtml
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, 2014, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the STEM Outreach web page for an extensive list of on and off campus activities.