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STEM Saturday classes help students explore interesting topics through hands-on activities and exciting demonstrations. Parents are encouraged to attend students' classes and get in on the fun. This season's offerings include woodworking, speaker construction, and STEM activities for young divas.

STEM Saturday Courses Spring 2018

Please take a close look at the descriptions for recommended ages for each class. Some classes are two sessions.

February 17 – STEM Divas: Woodworking

Meeting Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Room: NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Our STEM Divas program helps to inspire young girls by providing strong female role models and developing confidence in STEM skills. In this class, we’ll be using simple woodworking tools to build our own fun wooden games to take home. Class fee includes all materials needed for the project.

Suggested ages: 7 and up
Price: $49
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March 3 & 10 – Pump up the Jams: Speaker Construction

Meeting Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Meeting Room: NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Earbuds and Beats by Dre are great, but how many of your friends can say that they’ve built their own set of speakers from scratch? During this STEM Saturday class, students will learn about electricity, magnetism and sound, as they solder electrical components and experiment with different cone materials to create their very own set of amplified speakers. This class will meet over two weeks.

Suggested ages: 12 and up
Price: $69
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March 17 – STEM Juniors: Luck of the Irish

Meeting Times: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Meeting Room:  NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Have you ever wondered what’s at the end of the rainbow? If so, you’re in luck, because this class will be all about the science of St. Patrick’s Day. We’ll learn about rainbows, probability (luck) and even design our own leprechaun traps! 

Suggested Ages: 7 and up
Price: $29
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April 21 – STEM Divas: Gardening

Meeting Times: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Meeting Room: NIU STEM Classroom (Swen Parson 146)

Just in time for Earth Day, this STEM Divas class is sure to plant a seed and help grow your child’s interest in learning. We’ll make our own planter boxes and learn all about how plants help keep the earth healthy. Students will also get to plant their own flower seeds to take home and grow.

Suggested Ages: 7 and up
Price: $39
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Discounts

Scholarships are available for students who qualify for discounted school lunch programs. Contact STEMOutreach@niu.edu for more information.

Still have questions?

Contact us at 815.753.0533 or STEMOutreach@niu.edu