STEM Divas


Unleashing Beautiful Minds!

Add sparkle to your Saturday with some sassy STEM activities such as using chemistry to create lip gloss, manufacturing rings and earrings on a 3D printer, decorating hats with littleBits electronics, weaving bracelets with conductive thread, and much more!

NIU female STEM students assist in facilitation and instruction with an approximate ratio of one facilitator per two girls. Participants learn and use the engineering design cycle in the design and creation of their projects, and work directly with facilitators to address stereotypes regarding females in STEM head-on through discussion and activities. STEM Divas classes are recommended for ages 7 and up, unless otherwise indicated.

STEM Divas Saturday Courses - Spring 2018

February 17 – STEM Divas: Woodworking

Meeting Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Room: NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Our STEM Divas program helps to inspire young girls by providing strong female role models and developing confidence in STEM skills. In this class, we’ll be using simple woodworking tools to build our own fun wooden games to take home. Class fee includes all materials needed for the project.

Suggested ages: 7 and up
Price: $49
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April 21 – STEM Divas: Gardening

Meeting Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Room: NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Just in time for Earth Day, this STEM Divas class is sure to plant a seed and help grow your child’s interest in learning. We’ll make our own planter boxes and learn all about how plants help keep the earth healthy.  Students will also get to plant their own flower seeds to take home and grow.

Suggested Ages: 7 and up
Price: $39
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Want to partner with or support STEM Divas or looking for additional information?
Contact a NIU STEM Outreach Associate at (815) 753-0533 or

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STEM Divas

NIU STEAM’s STEM Divas initiative creates a community of confident female learners and leaders who explore STEM through hands-on activities in an encouraging, supportive environment.

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