NIU STEM Café: Artistic Process and Scientific Principles: Art as a Process of Investigation

Virtual

We often think of art and science as very different processes. But for Kelly Gross and Jolien Genus, art and science share the same processes of investigation, research and relationship building. At the next STEM Café, hear from these two artists and educators about how they engage in hypothesizing, documentation and interpreting scientific principles in […]

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NIU STEM Café: Skyscapes: Using Time-lapse Photography to Unlock the Mysteries of Storms

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

Learn about severe and hazardous weather and how time-lapse photography can unlock the mysteries of storms. Walker Ashley, NIU professor of meteorology and atmospheric sciences, will share time-lapse imagery captured from storm chasing, satellites and radar to demonstrate thunderstorm formation, rainfall patterns and tornado vulnerabilities. We’ll gain an appreciation for the beauty of storms and […]

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NIU STEM Café: The Labor Shortage Legal, Gender, Economic and Management Perspectives

Virtual

Why is there a labor shortage right now, and how is the nature of work changing in these turbulent times? Hear from a panel of experts who will weigh in about the legal, economic, gender, and talent-development issues that are impacting workers now and into the future. Carl Campbell III, chair of the NIU Department […]

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STEM Café: The Labor Shortage

Virtual

Legal, Gender, Economic and Management Perspectives Why is there a labor shortage right now, and how is the nature of work changing in these turbulent times? Hear from a panel of experts who will weigh in about the legal, economic, gender, and talent-development issues that are impacting workers now and into the future.

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BioBlitz: Biodiversity and Ecosystems

Swen Parson Hall- NIU 230 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL

Join NIU STEAM as we explore the plants, animals, and other species around the NIU lagoon. We’ll collect observation data with the iNaturalist app, identify species and determine whether the area is biodiverse. Then we’ll chat with experts about career pathways in the biological sciences. Free pizza for attendees will be available.

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NIU STEM Café: Biomedical Technology: Engineering Better Health

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

From wearable devices to robotic surgeries, biomedical engineering is advancing quickly and has the potential to improve human health. Join NIU Assistant Professor Mohammad Moghimi to learn about current research and novel technologies in biomedical engineering. He’ll discuss new technologies his lab is developing, including wearable sensors that monitor the progression of cardiovascular disease. He’ll […]

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NIU STEM Café: Inflation Nation: Causes, Consequences and Mitigation

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

Inflation numbers are well above the Federal Reserve target, at the highest rate in 39 years. What caused this inflation, and what can consumers and investors do to mitigate its negative effects? Find out from NIU Professor of Finance Lei Zhou. He’ll discuss what factors contributed to the recent run-up of inflation and what government […]

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