Put down that beer stein and grab a few capacitors; October is all about STEM celebrations in the upper third of Illinois. I already told you about OSMOCES, now a little bird with a new book passed along details of STEM Fest at Northern Illinois University.
But you don't have to miss it.
NIU's STEM Fest is free and it looks really fun. They're hosting a science video contest for K-12 students, a Sci-Fi Teen Read contest for aspiring writers grades 8-12, and a variety of STEM activities.
It appears they are still accepting exhibitors and it looks like they have some mini-grants to assist student groups.
Although there's no cost for admission, the organizers would appreciate advanced notice in order to accommodate school groups. Click for FAQs and driving directions.
If any Maker Mom readers would like provide reportage on the event, let me know!
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