A camper in Engineering Amusement designs and constructs a model roller coaster.

STEM camps prepare students for creative problem-solving, careers

What do you want to be when you grow up? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach is hoping to help students answer that question by offering a variety of fun, hands-on summer camps that explore in-demand careers and concepts in science, technology, engineering

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NIU’s Rockford STEM strategies highlighted at Innovation Day

Northern Illinois University Associate Vice President for Engagement and Innovation Partnerships Rena Cotsones shined a spotlight on NIU’s work in Rockford during an April 29 presentation at Illinois Innovation Day in Springfield. Organized by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) and the

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Alumni Association awards merit scholarships

The NIU Alumni Association announced it has awarded 10 merit scholarships to continuing students for the 2015-2016 academic year. The following will receive $2,500 scholarships for the upcoming year: Anthony DeCarlo, Darien, Ill., majoring in mechanical engineering Trevor Enger, Batavia, Ill., majoring in

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Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2015

Research, artistry and community engagement celebrated

Hundreds of Northern Illinois University students participated in the university’s sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day, which was combined with the Community Engagement Showcase for the first time ever on Tuesday, April 21. The event was the largest ever, and featured

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NIU recognizes outstanding alumni

The NIU Alumni Association celebrated outstanding university alumni on April 17 at the association’s annual Alumni Awards Dinner. Awards were given to outstanding alumni from each of the university’s seven colleges. In addition, the association awarded the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, the

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NIU among those honoring Sen. Durbin for commitment to scientific research

The Science Coalition today presented U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Illinois at the forefront of scientific and medical

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Strengthening the pillars of community

The Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities will host Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community. The day-long regional conference, scheduled Saturday, March 21, at NIU-Naperville, will be an opportunity to engage in thought provoking seminars while network with

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