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The NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences will host a regional mathematics competition from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at DuSable Hall and the Altgeld Auditorium. More than 400 students from 16 high schools will participate in the Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM) Regional High School Mathematics Contest. Individual and team...
Matt Streb
At the next STEM Café, “Predicting the Primaries: How Math Shapes Presidential Elections,” Department of Political Science Chair Matt Streb will explore the nitty-gritty of election polls, discussing how they work, how they are analyzed and how they can affect outcomes. The free talk and discussion will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday,...
NIU & RVC Engineering Our Future
Work to raise $6 million in support off the NIU Engineering Program at Rock Valley College is off to a good start. Nearly $3 million already has been committed to the Engineering Our Future campaign, RVC President Mike Mastroianni cheered during a Tuesday afternoon kickoff event in Rockford that attracted captains of industry, elected officials...
NIU students, DeKalb community members, civic leaders, computer coders, and tech enthusiasts will come together Saturday, March 5, in Founders Memorial Library for the first CodeAcross DeKalb, a free, day-long event exploring how public data can be harnessed for public good. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with a quick introduction to the idea...
#PSOTU
What’s your perspective on the state of our union? During the week of Jan. 25, NIU’s P-20 Center will facilitate three community reflections where local residents can share their personal experiences on important issues facing the nation and the world. These events will be hosted as “story circles” where residents take turns sharing personal stories...
OHANA!
Students will celebrate the start of a new semester at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, during the NIU Asian American Center’s “OHANA!” event. All are welcome to join the fun in the Capitol Room of the Holmes Student Center. Eighty-one percent of respondents agree: When they come to “OHANA!” people know their name! For more...
City of DeKalb mural at First Street and Lincoln Highway
The city of DeKalb is one of 15 communities from across the nation to advance to the next round of the $10 million America’s Best Communities competition. Officials from Frontier Communications announced Wednesday that DeKalb has advanced to the competition’s semifinals in pursuit of the grand prize of up to $3 million. The competition is...
NIU President Doug Baker
Members of the the Higher Education Commission on the Future of the Workforce, including NIU President Doug Baker, will hold their inaugural meeting this afternoon in Springfield. Created by the Illinois Board of Higher Education, the commission is comprised of legislators, presidents of institutions and representatives of business and industry. The group’s purpose is to:...
Last fall, the automobile industry and eco-minded consumers were rocked by the revelation that Volkswagen had intentionally manipulated sensors in its cars – 11 million in all – to beat emissions tests, letting their diesel engines spew illegally high amounts of harmful nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere. At the next STEM Café, two NIU professors...
Still looking for that perfect gift for a child you know? Something exciting, hands-on, and educational for a budding inventor? Something they will remember for years to come? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach has gift options ready for you – a diverse new schedule of STEM Saturday classes designed to get young people fired up...
STEMfest 2015
All 7,500 participants in STEMfest 2015 had the opportunity to engage in a full day of hands-on fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math. The sixth annual STEMfest included participants from more than 98 ZIP codes, 633 NIU volunteers and 85 exhibitors who offered more than 200 activities to explore. But many young attendees received...
Melissa Henriksen, research associate for NIU’s Center for Governmental Studies, was granted the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s highest award for service during ceremonies held Nov. 11 and 12 at ICAHN’s Annual CAH Conference at The Crowne Plaza in Springfield. “There is no one better to tell the critical access hospital story in Illinois than...
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