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

The Physics of Baseball
September 14, 6:45 pm - 8:45pm 
Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N Broadway, Aurora, IL 60505

Batter up! Newton’s Laws are in play on the baseball diamond. Does a rising fastball really rise? Does a knuckleball actually flutter? Does playing in Colorado affect both batted and pitched baseballs? Join particle physicist and knuckleball enthusiast Jahred Adelman for an encore STEM Café that is sure to be a home run!

In the Hopper (details to follow)

  • Sustainable Food Sourcing - TBD
  • The Sharing Economy - TBD

Check out this video - What is a STEM Café? 

See our past presentations!

Find out what STEM Cafés are all about.

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