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 Human Blueprint: How understanding our genes will impact the future of medicine
July 12, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115

Researchers have spent years developing the human blueprint through the Human Genome Project. Join Dr. Rick Johns as he discusses the implications of this work on the field of medicine, our understanding of disease, and how to direct us to the best treatment options.

In the Hopper (details to follow)

  • 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