Educator, Faculty and Sponsorship Opportunities


Donate Time or Expertise

Learn more about our Professional Development offerings.



Get involved generating excitement for STEAM.

Join NIU STEAM staff in working with more than 30,000 students each year at events on campus, in K-12 schools or with community partners.

  • Be a STEM Expert at one of our STEM Read Field Trips.
  • Share your research at a STEM Café or Teen Café.
  • Provide challenges and/or instruction during our STEAM Camps.
  • Deliver a session at our STEAMing It up! Conference each year.


Get involved recruiting students to NIU for STEAM Fields.

Join NIU STEAM staff in hosting activities for middle school and high school students interested in STEM careers.

Broader Impacts

Get involved creating broader impacts across our entire community. Learn about NIU STEAM and Broader Impacts.

Join NIU STEAM staff in engaging our entire community in activities that communicate and demonstrate important STEM topics and advancements or consult with us on NSF Broader Impacts Activities.

NIU STEAM can also assist with implementation if we are involved in planning.

Sponsor Our Programs

Our programs rely on the support of our sponsors. Your donations and sponsorships help children and adults in our community learn about science, technology, engineering, artistry and math. Our programs foster lifelong learning that benefits individuals, our region and the world.

How You Can Help