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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

All About Chocolate
February 7, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Giordano’s 119 S. Main Street, Naperville, IL 60540

According to Nielsen over 58 million pounds of chocolate will be sold this Valentine’s day! Of that 58 million pounds, only a select variety of chocolate will contain heart-helping flavanols. Join Hy-Vee dietitian Lisa Brandt and Le Chocolat du Bouchard owner Cathy Bouchard this February to unwrap the best kept secrets behind this month’s signature sweet!

In the Hopper (details to follow)

  • Local Food - TBD
  • The Rhetoric of Climate Change - TBD
  • Aerospace - TBD
  • Eclipse in August 2017 - 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