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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

The Rhetoric of Climate Change: Why people disagree about climate change and how to talk about it
March 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115

Climate change is a hot-button issue. Some people see it as our most urgent challenge. Others think it’s a hoax. Join NIU Professor Emeritus Philip Eubanks to talk about how we can disagree on climate change without being disagreeable.


In the Hopper (details to follow)

  • Local Foods - April 11
  • The STEM of Golf - May TBD
  • Vinyl - TBD
  • Eclipse in August 2017 - TBD 

Check out this video - What is a STEM Café? 

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Find out what STEM Cafés are all about.

For additional information, contact Judith Dymond at 779.777.7713 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