Activities

  • Dare to explore the spooky science of our hugely popular Haunted Physics Lab.
  • Dissect your very own cow eyeball.
  • Play First-Person-View RC Soccer in Xtreme Soccer's immersive gaming experience.
  • Find your new favorite book at the STEM Book Fair.
  • Explore the Sub-Ice Rover (SIR), a submarine designed to investigate the deepest waters of the Antarctic
  • Contribute your imagination to the interactive art installation using Brackitz construction pieces. 
  • Use your imagination and skills to design, build, and test a suspension bridge.
  • Program and fly drones around the NIU Convocation Center Gymnasium
  • Collaborate to design a Lego Town in both the virtual and real world.
  • Investigate a “crime scene” with ThermoFisher Scientific.
  • Meet the NIU Steeldrum Band and see how they make their unique drums.
  • Examine cell cultures under a microscope.
  • Check the vital signs on a simulated patient.
  • Explore the mirrors, lenses, and kaleidoscopes from NIU's STEM Exploration Labs.
  • Experience hands-on VR/AR technology. 
  • Capture your shadow as you dance in front of our Flash Shadow Wall.
  • Investigate the forces of nature in STEM Exploration Lab exhibits renovated with the help of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
  • Learn to solder.
  • Check out summer camp possibilities.
  • Try your hand at maneuvering an underwater robot.
  • Be shocked by one of the many Van de Graaff generators.
  • Hum along with the singing Tesla coil as it plays one of your favorite tunes.
  • Stop by the 3D printers to see what we are creating.
  • Talk to the students who designed a car that gets 1700 miles per gallon.
  • Experience fog created with the cool of dry ice.
  • Explore ceramics and material science with the American Ceramic Society
  • Talk with innovators in science, technology, engineering and math from across northern Illinois.
  • Attend mini presentations throughout the day by regional STEM celebrities. See the Stage Schedule.
  • Check out the super mileage vehicle and other award winning vehicles designed by NIU students.
  • Grab a snack or lunch at the concession stand.
  • Tackle activities to earn a patch for Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Youth Groups
  • Observe robotic devices from regional teams.
  • Inspect a selection of snakes, reptiles and other creepy crawlies from the Midwest Museum of Natural History.
  • Draw on your creative, teaming and problem-solving skills with instant challenges from Destination Imagination, Inc.

Visit this page for updates as we add activities and exhibitors!

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STEMFest 2019 is Saturday, October 19th!


Please keep me informed of upcoming events!