As teachers, your ongoing role in young peoples’ lives is much more influential in their attitude towards STEM learning than ours. One of our priorities is to support your efforts to interest and encourage your students to engage in their math and science courses and continue to choose coursework that would allow them to pursue STEM studies in college. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance that you do not find here. We will do our best to help.
Demonstration programs Something for nearly any age group or size
Community Programs A variety of ways to get your students hands on science, technology, engineering, and math
Teacher Workshops and Conferences Participate as an individual in our conferences on campus or host a teacher workshop on your site
Visit NIU STEM facilities Bring your students to visit a single lab, or make a day of it.
Davis Hall Observatory is now open Tuesday and Friday evenings, a nice change for those wishing to bring their families.
NIU’s Animated Virtual Planetarium Award winning astronomy simulations for use in the classroom
Mars Project Martian Valley Networks Analysis: Run-off or Sapping? is an Education and Public Outreach project funded by NASA in collaboration with Northern Illinois University.
Follow NIU STEM Over the past few years several teachers have benefited greatly from tips we have passed along about opportunities for professional development, often at no cost to the teacher. We will be posting these opportunities on Facebook and Twitter to disseminate them to a wider audience. Learn how to follow us on Twitter if you are not currently on Facebook or Twitter. You need not post anything online after setting up your account to follow us. In fact, you can have our updates sent right to your email account.
Econ Illinois helps K-12 teachers and schools integrate the teaching of economics and personal finance across the curriculum at all grade levels. STEM resources support science, technology and math through hands-on lessons, activities and student competitions.
Technology Education Association of Illinois
Outside resources including teacher organizations and lesson planning help.