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STEM Café, Tumultuous Temperatures: Winter Bites Again - Adults STEM Cafe

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at O"Leary's Restaurant and Pub 260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115
Winter 2013/14 brought extreme weather conditions. What exactly is the polar vortex? Should we expect highly erratic temperatures and winds as our planet experiences global climate change? NIU climatologist, David Changnon, Professor of Geography, will examine meteorological conditions, climatological anomalies, and regional impacts of severe weather conditions. 

Hands-On Physics at Your School and Frontier Physics Road Show – Students and Educators

School Programs PictureNIU STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Outreach can bring 25-100 of the interactive physics displays to your school for a day-long or evening event. Billed as Physics Phun Labs and Frontier Physics Road Show, these investigations are sure to intrigue students from kindergarten through high school.

These popular and dynamic physics demonstration programs can be customized for each audience by choosing themes and concepts that reflect your curriculum. Liquid nitrogen, plasma globes, strong magnets, lasers, diffraction-lensed rainbow glasses, and many other intriguing demonstrations are used to excite students and bring physics concepts to life.

STEM Outreach can also arrange for programs in any of the STEM fields. Faculty or students can visit your classroom or facilitate field trips to NIU's campus. To schedule either the Hands-On Physics or Frontier Physics programs for your school or community, contact Pettee Guerrero 815-753-0533 pguerrero1@niu.edu. Check out the STEM Outreach webpage for an extensive list of on- and off-campus activities.

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