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November STEM Café at Cabana Charley’s will explore ‘green’ materials, technology Nov. 13

Good news for people who want to keep the environment clean, but don’t have time to put on hip waders and restore wetlands and prairies: Materials scientists are creating cleaner, greener products that can help you help the planet. Join NIU STEM

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Permanent solution: ‘Lady in Red and Black’ virtual exhibit preserves history of NIU women

New technologies are making a permanent existence possible for temporary museum exhibits such “Lady in Red and Black: Ode to Northern Illinois,” which was created by Barbara Cole Peters in 2006. NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab recruited an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and

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Big fun in a tiny package: October STEM Café explores nanotechnology, making stuff smaller

Imagine a TV screen made of flexible material that you can roll up and put in your pocket. Picture tiny robots coursing through veins to target cancers without damaging healthy cells. This isn’t a remake of “The Fantastic Voyage,” it is the

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NIU-Waubonsee agreement to develop process to make associate degrees accessible to transfers

Northern Illinois University and Waubonsee Community College have agreed to develop a process that will allow NIU students who transferred from Waubonsee without associate degrees to earn the two-year degree using credit from NIU courses. “We are launching a pilot project this

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