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Exploring the unseen West Antarctic coastline

Ross Powell and fellow NIU geologist Scherer recovered sediment from a subglacial Antarctic lake bed.
The coastline, or grounding zone, where the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet atop land meets the Ross Sea, is considered an important piece of the puzzle for scientists working to predict the effect of climate change on rising seawaters, which…

NIU engineers grant for study in the Americas

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Northern Illinois University and its partner, Universidad de La Sabana, were among eight winners of 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grants announced at the Partners of the Americas’ 50th Anniversary Convention. U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde announced…

Rockford aerospace initiative wins national award

Jeff Kaney speaks with NIU President Doug Baker and Promod Vohra
A program aimed at accelerating the engineering and high-tech workforce for Rockford’s burgeoning aerospace industry won a national award this week at the University Economic Development Association’s annual summit in Santa Fe, N.M. JiET-A, or the Joint Institute for Engineering and…

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