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NIU STEAM is made up of programs and people committed to providing activities that spark curiosity, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Focused on exploring science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics, NIU STEAM has something for everyone--whether you're a student, teacher, parent or member of the community! If you are looking for a school program, a family science festival, online games, lesson plans, artistic endeavors or literacy skills – you've come to the right place!

DeKalb CUSD 428 and Northern Illinois University are submitting an application to the Illinois State Board of Education to create an 21st Century Community Learning Center for the 2021-2022 school year. Students enrolled in 6th – 12th grade will be offered academic supports, enrichment activities and family engagement. Community programs interested in partnering with the center should contact Dr. Kristin Brynteson at

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