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Category: Engagement
STEM science camp
Students looking for fun, hands-on ways to explore new careers this summer can register for Northern Illinois University’s summer camps. NIU’s day and residential camps run throughout June, July and August and cover a variety of topics to keep students in elementary school through high school engaged in learning and growing. They also offer students...
Doug Sisterson
Mixed messages about climate disruption in the media and elsewhere cause confusion for the public and could prevent action to ensure a better future, says Doug Sisterson, a research meteorologist at Argonne National Laboratory. Sisterson will visit NIU Friday, April 10, to speak on “What We Know and Don’t Know About Climate Disruption,” exploring striking...
Federico Sciammarella: 3D printing ultimately will have a huge impact on the way things are manufactured.
Maybe you’ve seen one at your child’s school, in a downtown museum or even at the local big box home store. 3-D printers are popping up everywhere, getting cheaper, and are easier to use than ever before. Advances in 3D printing are actually allowing researchers and average folks to print everything from car parts to...
Former NIU student Erik Curry (now in medical school at SIU) and Barrie Bode pipette samples from cancer cells for analysis.
Cancer is something we hear about every day, and nearly everyone has had a family member or friend affected by it – but what exactly is it? Why have we not cured the disease after decades of intensive research? These are some of the important questions that will be addressed by Barrie Bode at the...
Jack Andraka
The American Cancer Society predicts that the United States will have 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in this year alone. Experts agree that the best way to fight cancer is to stay healthy and active and to get recommended screening tests, but early detection can be difficult because of expensive, outdated...
On two Saturdays this March, as happens each month from October to May, girls from area middle schools and high schools will converge on Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus to participate in the NIU Enhancing Engineering Pathways (EEP) program’s Saturday engineering workshops. Now in its seventh year of introducing young girls in the area to science,...
Four members of the Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s (CEET) accomplished Supermileage Team are on their way to Los Angeles for a video shoot at Jay Leno’s Garage. Mechanical engineering graduate student Kallol Barai, senior Lindsey Dodis (Mechanical engineering, mechatronics and robotics), senior mechanical engineering major Kevin Kuebrich and junior energy...
The general public is invited to attend a free screening and discussion of “Central Standard: On Education,” the web series produced by award-winning Chicago public broadcasting station WTTW and Scrappers Film Group on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton Street in Chicago. Northern Illinois University sponsors the series, which follows the personal stories of...
Alayne Williams had never made a video game, but that didn’t stop her from getting into the groove at Global Game Jam 2015, held Jan. 23-25 at NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab located in the NIU Founders Memorial Library. “It was a wonderful experience that not many get a chance to have,” said Williams, a senior...
Photo of a piggy bank with glasses
The Student Engagement Fund, developed by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has extended the application deadline to Feb. 23. “We are so excited to launch this program and to work with an academic unit to encourage students to participate in research and student engagement,”...
STEM Divas pink hats
Louise McCarthy, CFO of WALT LTD, feels strongly about the importance of getting girls as well as boys interested in STEM: science, engineering, technology and math. “When I heard about NIU STEM Divas,” McCarthy says, “I knew immediately that we wanted to help.” WALT LTD became the first corporate sponsor of STEM Divas by donating...
STEM
Does your daughter take apart appliances to see how they tick? Is your son building a robot companion out of household items? You just might be the proud parent of a future scientist or engineer. NIU’s STEM Outreach has developed new and exciting STEM Saturday classes that give your young Einsteins the chance to tinker,...
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