NIU Innovation Hub at the State Fair

Join NIU researchers for fun family activities at the State Fair! The Northern Illinois University Innovation Hub includes family-focused activities and displays that highlight our innovation in sustainability, food, water and energy.

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is highlighting their vertical farm along with their award-winning super-mileage vehicle. The College of Health and Human Sciences has hands on activities from their FoodMASTER program. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will bring a display from their Data Devices and Interaction (DDI) Laboratory highlighting data and art, along with a hands-on water table. Finally, the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development will be bringing BlockFest for early learners and several high-energy hands-on science exploration stations for learners of all ages.

Find our booths in the Illinois State Fair Tech Prairie STEAM Expo, in the Orr Building.

Sunday, August 22 at 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Illinois State Fair, Orr Building