‘Science’ Category

 

Bright Futures: Squishy Circuits!

Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library Presents:

SQUISHY CIRCUITS!

Did you know that you could make electrical circuits out of homemade clay-dough? It’s true! Come join us and our friends from Northern Illinois University’s chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers as we play with clay and learn all about electricity at the same time!

(Don’t worry moms and dads–the clay is made from simple bleached flour, salt, sugar, lemon juice, vegetable oil, and water!)

We’re meeting on Saturday, April 28, at 2:30 PM, at the DeKalb Public Library. For ages 10+, maximum of 15 youth, so be sure to sign up at the DeKalb Public Library Events Calendar.

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library, NIU STEM Outreach, and the NIU chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers, and made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.

 
 
 

SF Teen Read: The Carbon Diaries 2015

SF Teen Read: Where Science Meets Science Fiction!

Our next book is:
The Carbon Diaries 2015, by Saci Lloyd
A book about climate change, alternative energy, and rock ‘n’ roll!

Pick up this book at the book club display at DeKalb Public Library!

We’re meeting on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at NIU Montgomery Hall, room 442. Discuss the book, then visit the NIU Alternative Fuels Lab with us!

Brought to you by DeKalb area libraries and NIU STEM Outreach.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to stever@dkpl.org.

 
 
 

Bright Futures: Engineering Tour

“Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library” gears up for its second event, a tour of the NIU Engineering Building!

Engineering = Science in Action!
See everything from crushing stress tests to dune buggies! Discover how engineers transform scientific principles into the devices that you use every day, from toys to cars to airplanes!

Come join us on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:30 PM at the NIU Engineering Building, 590 Garden Road in DeKalb, and see what the FUTURE looks like!

Brought to you by the DeKalb Public Library and STEM Outreach, and made possible by a grant from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Foundation, the IEEE Life Members Committee, and the IEEE Chicago Section.

If you have any questions, please contact Steven Roman at 815.756.9568, ext. 280, or send an email to stever@dkpl.org.

 
 
 

Cure for HIV? Perhaps not, but interesting reading nonetheless.

“Stem Cell Transplant Has Cured HIV Infection in ‘Berlin Patient,’ Say Doctors”

Seriously?!

But then, “If AIDS Has Been Cured, Why Is the Victory Party So Small?”

So not necessarily the most viable of therapies, but still a victory, and perhaps an interesting avenue of research.