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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

Our Daily Spread
Local Farms, Community Gardens, and Access to Healthy Food
April 11, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115

Want to be healthier, contribute to lower pollution, and stimulate the local economy? Eating locally grown food can help you do all three!

Join us for a night of casual dining and science where NIU Instructor Melissa Burlingame, and DeKalb Community Garden founder, Dan Kenney, will discuss the promises and challenges of today’s local food  movement.

Community members involved in local food initiatives or businesses are welcome to bring fliers and brochures for an information table.



In the Hopper (details to follow)

  • The STEM of Golf - May TBD
  • Vinyl - TBD
  • Stargazing - TBD 

Check out this video - What is a STEM Café? 

See our past presentations!

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