Join us for free family fun celebrating science, technology, engineering and math. Science demo shows, hands-on activities and expert speakers help you learn about everything from weather to chemistry, electricity to biology. Explore robots, witness a live weather balloon launch, try out VR technology and more! This year, we’re in person in the heart of […]
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 […]
Learn about the past, present and future of the Chicago candy industry and the art and science of candy making in this lively panel discussion.Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michael Lahey will show clips and discuss the making of his documentary Shelf Life: The Story of Lanzi Candy, which recently aired on WTTW, Ch. 11. The film […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]