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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

Encore Presentation:
Byte by Byte: How the Internet Devours your Personal Data

Wednesday, June 14, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Giovanni’s 610 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, IL 61107

You generate data through all of your online activities—from social media, to the things you buy, the places you map and the websites you view. Companies are using this data in both convenient and creepy ways. NIU marketing instructors Alex Eddy and Brian Gillet will discuss where we’re leaving our digital footprints, who’s using our personal data and what they’re doing with it.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Individuals may purchase food and drink items to enjoy during the presentation. Register online at or call toll free 1-877-926-8300.

In the Hopper (details to follow)

  • Vinyl - July 19 at Two Brothers Roundhouse
  • Stargazing - August TBD

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For additional information, contact Judith Dymond at 779.777.7713 or

NIU's STEM Café is one of 51 Science Cafés in the United States. For more information about other Science Cafés throughout the world, go to