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Join STEM Read for a special field trip event based on The Testing with a special appearance by author Joelle Charbonneau!

When: Wednesday, November 19th, 9:00am-2:00pm (Check in by 8:30)

Where: Northern Illinois University, Altgeld Hall

Who: Students and school groups in grade 8 and up

Cost: $5 per student (includes registration and lunch)

  • Experience a day of hands-on learning on a university campus
  • Participate in a game based on the novel
  • Interact with STEM experts and a best-selling author
  • Work in teams to solve challenges related to botany, psychology and test anxiety, mechanical engineering, environmental science, and more!

Space is limited! Reserve your spot today!

 

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Explore Solar Energy and Climate Science

DuPage Children's Museum | 301 N. Washington St. Naperville, IL 60540

· Meet Argonne’s solar experts, Dr. Seth Darling and Douglas Sisterson
· Create solar ovens, UV bead bracelets, and sun art
· Participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt on all things solar
· Enjoy sun-related storytime with STEM Read
· Learn how the sun can power our world

Explore wind and tornados with the DuPage Children's Museum, Argonne National Laboratory, and NIU STEM Read

Watch a video from the event! 

STEAMing It Up!  Hot Tips for Infusing Arts, Literacy, and Contemporary Fiction into STEM Education

STEAMing It Up!

Hot Tips for Infusing Arts, Literacy, and Contemporary Fiction into STEM Education

Where: NIU's Founder's Memorial Library
When: Thursday, June 19 from 5 PM to 8 PM
Who: Educators, school media specialists, and librarians
Cost: Free! Food and parking are included for those who register

STEAMing It Up! will provide creative strategies for combining STEM and the arts. Participants will experience interactive lessons, participate in networking and idea-sharing, and come away with free tools, lesson plans, and learning resources for engaging young learners with STEAM.

CPDUs will be available for educators who participate.

Registration is free, but space is limited!
Please register ahead of time to secure your place and to be entered into a prize drawing.

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Preventing The Robopocalypse: Summer Camp Trailer

Check out this trailer for Preventing the Robopocalypse, A STEM Exploration Camp from Northern Illinois University

With Special Guest Author Daniel H. Wilson.

To register for the camp, visit http://www.niu.edu/stem/camps/Interdisciplinary.shtml

 

Robopocalypse Book CoverPreventing the Robopocalypse

A STEAM Exploration Camp from Northern Illinois University
With Special Guest Author Daniel H. Wilson

June 15-20, 2014
Campers Entering Grades 9-12

Are we destined to build smarter and smarter machines until we engineer our species out of existence? Find out during this  week-long residential camp.

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STEMulating Young(er) Minds!

We have a new name and new books to share. STEM Teen Read has become STEM Read. You can now find books to help readers of all ages explore the science behind the fiction. Check out our STEM Teen Read for young adult books or head over to STEM Read Jr. to see books, videos, and games for younger readers. Our inaugural STEM Read Jr. book is Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty!