What if our cars could help save the environment?

What if our cars could help save the environment? At the next STEM Café, “Renewable Nation: How Hybrid Cars and Smart Grids Will Change America,” NIU assistant professor Kevin Martin will explain how technology could transform vehicles from gas guzzlers into key

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Easter 2015 was a double host-family affair at the DeKalb home of Dave Ballantine and Diane DeMers, who shared the holiday with the Haji-Sheikh family and both families’ SEAYLP participants.

Hosts with the most

Cooking together, relaxing over board games, sharing family stories and making new international friendships. That is the essence of the host family experience, as two NIU families know very well. Chemistry professor David Ballantine and engineering professor Michael Haji-Sheikh – and their

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Karen Smilowitz. Photo credit: Andrew Campbell, Northwestern University

PI Academy to explore logistical challenges at mass-participation events

Mass-participation events bring a host of significant planning and implementation challenges. The organizers of the Chicago Marathon have developed a holistic approach to event planning, referred to as the Chicago Model, which brings together major organizations (e.g., race organizers, fire and police

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