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Over the past two years, the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology and the Universiti Malaysia Pahang have laid the foundation for the creation of an Engineering Technology Program for Malaysian students. The second phase of the partnership, concluded in spring of 2013, included the development of an engineering technology curriculum that included 400-level...
Students from Zhejiang University of Technology visit NIU
Imagine having two short weeks to learn about these lecture topics: Advancement of materials in micro-manufacturing Vibrations, energy and environment CAD/CAM and finite element methods in modern design and manufacturing Intercultural orientation U.S. geography, leadership, language and culture Now, imagine being taught in Mandarin. How would you do? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology...
Reed Scherer and Ross Powell
Northern Illinois University’s 28-foot-long, 2,200-pound robotic submarine, built for exploration beneath the ice shelf in the Antarctic, is getting its maiden voyage this week in one of the nation’s deepest and most celebrated bodies of water—Lake Tahoe. The unmanned yellow submarine—also known as a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) or sub-ice rover (SIR)—is equipped with a...
Led by History Professor J.D. Bowers, five NIU students traveled recently to The Hague, Netherlands, where they spent two weeks immersed in a lesson on a topic many would rather forget: genocide. The NIU group visited international tribunals, government and non-government agencies and research institutes, while also taking in classes and guest lectures at The...
Laura Anderko, PhD, RN, has been named a Champion of Change in the category of Climate and Health by the White House. She and other champions were recognized at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House July 9. Assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Howard K....
This summer, NIU honors students got a taste of the Great White North when they visited St. Joseph’s Oratory and the Moment Factory, learned about Canada’s Medicare system and video game industry, and sampled local foods – such as poutine and queue de castor – during the “Discover Montreal” short-term study abroad program. “Discovering Montreal”...
J.D. Bowers believes he has found the perfect position to capitalize on his diverse teaching, administrative and service experience: associate vice provost of University Honors. Bowers begins his new job Monday, July 1. “University Honors has some of the most engaged and rigorous academic offerings, exciting programming and sustained student, faculty, staff and alumni outreach...
Christopher McCord, dean of the NIU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon.
Thai Ambassador to the United States Chaiyong Satjipanon made his third visit to NIU in five months Thursday, June 20. This time, the ambassador presented a Royal Thai Embassy grant to develop a 40-lesson Thai language program that can be accessed on a hand-held mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Speaking at...
Cliff Alexis
NIU’s Cliff Alexis, steel drum builder and tuner and co-director of the world-renowned NIU Steel Band, is among four prominent percussionists chosen for induction to the Percussive Arts Society Hall of Fame. The induction of the quartet, all important figures who have shaped the percussion world through their innovations, performances and scholarly work, takes place...
Wei Luo
Now that scientists have convincing evidence that water helped shape the surface of Mars, Northern Illinois University geography professor Wei Luo is setting out to answer another important question: Just how much water was there? “With more and more observations from satellites orbiting Mars and rovers on its surface, researchers have very convincing evidence pointing...
Narayan Hosmane
Northern Illinois University’s Narayan Hosmane, a Board of Trustees professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected as a foreign member of the prestigious Russian Academy of Natural Sciences. Supporting education and applied scientific research, the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences is one of the largest and most distinguished academic groups in Russia. The academy’s...
Joanna Lambert always loved science and animals, but she hadn’t considered working in the sciences until she took her first anthropology course, Anthropology 101: Human Origins, at NIU. “I was hooked,” Lambert said. “Anthropology provided me with the ability to study all aspects of our world and allowed me to integrate my passion for the...
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