Current STEM scholars are required to attend the following events:
- Four meetings with your mentor during the Fall 2015 semester. The first meeting must be before September 6, 2015.
The monthly STEM Colloquia on the following Fridays at 11 a.m.: September 11 (STC106), October 9 (STC106), and November 13(TBD).
Current STEM scholars will choose #1 and any TWO of the remaining STEM events:
- Any of the Resume Review clinics sponsored by Career Services
- Tutoring Center events
- Go to the Tutoring Center and take the 20 minute Study Behavior Inventory. You will then have to arrange to meet for about one hour with a staff member to review the results of the Inventory.
- Be an officer in a STEM – related student club (i.e. S.O.S. or Phi Theta Kappa). If you are President, that will count as all 3 requirements; other officers count as one event.
- Math Competition Exam. The exam will consist of two rounds, one in each semester (fall and spring). Contact Mark Crawford for more information. This will count as one event (pre-competition meetings and practice) and the 1 event for fall semester (for the competition).
24 Sept Dr. Ross Powell, Northern Illinois University, Exploring ‘New’ Environments on Earth, 7 PM, Auditorium
6 Oct Al Roker, 6 PM, STC106
- 12 Nov Justin Hoshaw, Waubonsee Community College, What Science Can Teach You about Dating, Love and Sex (That Sex Ed Didn't), 7 PM, Auditorium
Other off-campus events that you may attend on your own:
16 Oct College of Lake County Speaker Series: Engineering Night – Explore your College and Career Opportunities, 6:30 PM, http://www.clcillinois.edu/stem
13 Nov College of Lake County Speaker Series: Global Climate Change: The Vital Signs of the Planet, 6:30 PM, http://www.clcillinois.edu/stem
18 Sep Visualizing the future of biomedicine, Dr Chris Johnson, Univ of Utah
20 Nov Physics Slam IV
Other Fermilab Events
Any Fermilab Colloquium, Wednesdays at 4 p.m. in 1 West. Check link for details.
29 Aug Breakfast with the Bison, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. NIU’s Lorado Taft Field Campus and Nachusa Grasslands (1414 N River Rd, Oregon)
Peck Farm Parking lot,
22 August Observing in August, 7:30 PM
19 Sep Skies the Dinosaurs saw, 7 PM
24 Oct Observing in October, 7 PM
You may choose any monthly colloquia from a STEM department in any local college that is of interest to you. Here are just a couple of suggestions at NIU: Geology, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer Science or Biology.
A GROUP tour of Roquette Innovation Center (Food Science), Fermilab, Argonne National Labs, Adler Planetarium or the Field Museum (see Voorhees if interested)
Others willl be announced here as they become available
Check back often for updates!Historical events
What we did in the Fall 2011 semester, Spring 2012 semester, Fall 2012 semester, Spring 2013 semester, Spring 2014 semester
Professor Dan Ward gave a presentation on Scientific Inquiry at the STEM orientation in August of 2011.