Dhiman Chakraborty and Rich King

Physicist Chakraborty, biologist King selected for 2011 Presidential Research Professorships

One is shedding light on the subatomic bits of matter that are the building blocks of nature, while the other is contributing to the understanding and conservation of reptiles and amphibians.   Despite such disparate fields of research, physicist Dhiman Chakraborty and

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A big bang: NIU exposes high school students to wonders of particle collisions, supercolliders

About two dozen high school students from across the region visited Northern Illinois University this week for a history lesson — and we’re talking ancient history, as in the birth of the universe. The students learned how high powered particle accelerators replicate

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Busy celebration of Engineers Week builds bridges between faculty, students, area teens

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology had a busy week.  In celebration of national Engineers Week, CEET organized a series of events that brought 200 middle and high school students from 10 schools in the northern Illinois region and included a trivia

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Thomas Armstrong

Educational consultant Thomas Armstrong will address ‘best schools’ at NIU-Rockford seminar

Thomas Armstrong, a visionary and award-winning author and speaker with more than 35 years of teaching experience from the primary through the doctoral level, will present a program on “The Best Schools” at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at NIU-Rockford. Armstrong is the author of 14 books on

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