STEM Saturdays - Northern Illinois University - STEM Outreach

STEM Saturdays

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Add some wonder to your weekend!

STEM Saturday classes help students explore interesting topics through hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations. Parents are encouraged to attend students' classes and get in on the fun. This season’s offerings include Lego Robotics, circuit building, computer programming, and STEM activities for young divas.

  

Swen Parson, Room 146, Normal Rd. 
DeKalb, IL 60115
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563

Courses

LEGO EV3 Robotics: Space Challenge (Recommended ages 10 & up)

Landing humans on the surface of the red planet is a lot of work, but planning the mission with LEGO EV3 Robotics is a lot of fun! The LEGO Space Challenge will develop students' programming and problem solving skills as they work in teams to complete 6 missions over the course of 3 sessions. You can choose to take your three-session course in DeKalb or Naperville.

DeKalb Course

Morning Session: 9:00-Noon: September 27, October 25, November 8

Afternoon Session: 1:00-4:00: September 27, October 25, November 8

  • $87 for first student registered for 3-class session*

Naperville Course

Morning Session: 9:00-Noon: September 20, October 4, November 1

Afternoon Session: 1:00-4:00: September 20, October 4, November 1

  • $117 for first student registered for 3-class session*

STEM Divas (Recommended ages 8 to 13)

Brainy is beautiful! Add some sparkle to your Saturday classes by 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 more! Sign up for either or both classes. 

DeKalb Campus- November 15, 1:00-4:00 PM

DeKalb Campus- November 22, 1:00-4:00 PM

  • $29 for first student registered*

Computer Programming with Scratch (Recommended ages 10 & up)

Learn to use Scratch, a fun and intuitive programming environment that makes it easy to create and share your own animations, presentations, apps, and even games! 

DeKalb Campus- December 6, 9:00-Noon or 1:00-4:00 PM

  • $29 for first student registered*

Holiday Party (All ages)

The annual STEM Saturday Holiday Party is our way of saying thanks to everyone who has participated in STEM Saturdays.  We'll present a winter-themed show for students and their families, and then the kids will make STEM crafts while parents learn about some of our favorite STEM-related gift ideas.  This event is free for families who have a student enrolled in at least one Fall 2014 STEM Saturday class.

DeKalb Campus- December 13, 9:00-Noon

* Families will recieve a discount for additional students registed 

   

Register for classes at DeKalb Campus 
Swen Parson, Room 146, Normal Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115

Register for classes at Naperville Campus
NIU Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd.
Naperville, IL 60563