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STEM Cafes


Feed Your Mind!

Join us for monthly STEM Cafés-- fun, casual gatherings where adults can eat, drink, and chat with STEM professionals about the latest  scientific research. These events are free and open to the public. Food and drinks are available for purchase from our host restaurant.

On Tap

Star Gazing at the Orchard

Monday, August 11, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Kuipers Family Farm, 1N318 Watson Rd, Maple Park, IL 60151
(Entrance on orchard side)

Rain or shine, join us for a spectacular evening of star gazing. The annual Perseid meteor shower, which peaks in mid-August, will radiate from the Perseus constellation and appear throughout the sky. Experts include NIU Davis Observatory Manager Daniel Stange, Dr. David Hedin, and Dr. Sheldon Turner. Guests will have an opportunity to use NIU's telescopes or bring their own to watch the meteor shower. Please note the delayed start time, in order to take full advantage of the summer night sky.


In the Hopper (Details to follow)

The Physics of Football - Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30-8:30 p.m.

O'Leary's Restaurant & Pub, DeKalb

See our past presentations!

Making Stuff Cleaner


 For additional information, contact Judith Dymond at (815)753-4751 or