Undergrad research, community engagement events set for April 21

Mark your calendars! NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. More than 300 students presented their work at last year’s event; the 2015 edition is expected to…

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 threaten coastal cities worldwide. Yet researchers have never laid eyes on it. Never probed its dark shores.…

NIU Research Rookies named for 2014-15 academic year

Ashley Sands
The 2014-15 cohort of Research Rookies has been named. NIU’s Research Rookies Program links undergraduate freshmen, sophomore, and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors in their major or area of interest to conduct a small-scale research project. A total of 49 NIU undergraduate students have been named as Research Rookies for the program’s fifth year on campus. This…

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