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NIU’s STEM Outreach delivers off-campus programs and on-campus activities designed to increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics literacy and enthusiasm among P-12 students, their families, and educators. Our office provides a central place to find information on the numerous outreach programs offered by NIU’s STEM departments and the colleges. NIU STEM Outreach has four purposes: Build interest and excitement about STEM at NIU through standards-based presentations at schools. Provide opportunities for hands-on experiences with STEM subjects by conducting extra-curricular activities including clubs, competitions, and traveling hands-on museums. Raise educational aspirations, knowledge of STEM, and interest in attending NIU by coordinating activities such as structured campus visits, special events, and summer camps at NIU’s campuses. Improve teaching of STEM subjects by collaborating with teacher preparation and professional development activities in four NIU colleges.