NIU STEAM Overview

NIU STEAM is made up of programs and people committed to providing awesomely engaging interdisciplinary educational experiences that spark curiosity, creativity, collaboration and critical thinking.

Our Purpose

NIU STEAM has four purposes:

  1. Build interest and excitement about STEAM at NIU through standards-based presentations at schools.
  2. Provide opportunities for hands-on experiences with STEAM subjects by conducting extra-curricular activities including clubs, competitions and traveling hands-on museums.
  3. Raise educational aspirations, knowledge of STEAM, and interest in attending NIU by coordinating activities such as structured campus visits, special events and summer camps at NIU’s campuses.
  4. Improve teaching of STEAM subjects by collaborating with teacher preparation and professional development activities in NIU colleges.

Learn with Us

NIU STEAM powers a passion for learning through interdisciplinary experiences for students, educators and the community.

By bringing together engaging programming from the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement, we endeavor to present a holistic combination of science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics to help learners of all ages hone technical, critical thinking and artistic skills while having a blast.

Whether you're looking for a school program, a family science festival, online games, lesson plans, artistic endeavors, or literary skills – you’ve come to the right place!

Grow with Us

We invite you to join us in our STEAM adventures! There are so many ways to participate. Here are just a few ideas to get you started...