October 18th, 2014 marked the 5th anniversary of STEMfest at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center in DeKalb, IL. This event hosted thousands of students, educators and parents who came to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. STEMfest is NIU’s largest STEM outreach event, designed to create opportunities for students to explore the STEM fields and consider future careers.
Education System Center participated in the event along with the Agriculture, Energy and Finance Illinois Pathways Learning Exchanges. We engaged with students and talked with them about what their possible careers might be. Students were invited to dress up in various STEM costumes (such as a scientist or engineer) and pose for the camera. Below are a few pictures of students and their families participating.