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Unleashing Beautiful Minds!

Add sparkle to your Saturday with some sassy STEM activities such as using chemistry to create lip gloss, manufacturing rings and earrings on a 3D printer, decorating hats with littleBits electronics, weaving bracelets with conductive thread, and much more!

NIU female STEM students assist in facilitation and instruction with an approximate ratio of one facilitator per two girls. Participants learn and use the engineering design cycle in the design and creation of their projects, and work directly with facilitators to address stereotypes regarding females in STEM head-on through discussion and activities. STEM Divas classes are recommended for ages 7 and up, unless otherwise indicated.

STEM Divas Saturday Courses

December 10 – Holiday Party

Meeting Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Meeting Room: TBD

Our annual holiday party is our way of saying thanks to all our students and their families who participated in the fall 2016 STEM Saturday classes!  We’ll spend half the time doing a special holiday-themed demonstration show, complete with refreshments. The other half will be spent making science-themed gifts with the kids, while the adults get a chance to hear about some of our favorite STEMtastic gift ideas. 
Price: $10 per family
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Feb 11 - STEM Divas:  Sweet on STEM

Meeting Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Room: NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Just in time for Valentine’s day, this is one class you’re sure to love! Our STEM Divas will explore basic chemistry as they make their own candies and scented lotions, as well engineering and design as they create projects such as light-up flowers and heart-shaped string art.  This class will only meet once.

Suggested ages: 7 and up
Price: $40
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April 1 – STEM Divas:  Wearable Tech

Meeting Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Room: NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Come get your bling on with our wearable technology class. In this class students will create their own small electric circuits that can be used to add lights and other tech to their fashions. Students will learn about electricity and LEDs, as well as soldering and basic circuitry. This class will only meet once.

Suggested Ages: 7 and up
Price: $40
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April 22 – STEM Divas:  Saving the World

Meeting Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Room:  NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

In honor of Earth Day, this very special STEM Divas class is all about how you can help save the world. Students will explore easy and fun ways that they can help take care of the Earth at home. We’ll design and build our own windmills, make working water filters, and even learn about composting and recycling. For anyone who has ever wanted to help save the world, this is the class for you!  This class will only meet once.

Suggested Ages:  7 and up
Price: $40
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Want to partner with or support STEM Divas or looking for additional information?
Contact NIU STEM Outreach Associate Pettee Guerrero at (815) 753-0533 or stemoutreach@niu.edu

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STEM Divas

NIU STEM Outreach's STEM Divas initiative creates a community of confident female leaders and learners age seven and up who embrace femininity while using hands-on activities to explore science, technology, engineering, and math.

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