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NIU Assistant Professor, Mohammad Moghimi, received the Early Career Research (ECR) Award from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) to develop a novel pediatric hearing aid. Moghimi, an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET), designed a non-invasive, band-aid-like hearing aid that can be secured behind an infant’s ear to conduct...
When NIU Biology Professor Holly Jones was awarded a $703,000 National Science Foundation Grant to study prairie restoration on a half-acre site north of the NIU Convocation Center, she and her colleague Melissa Lenczewski (a professor of geology) immediately saw an opportunity for collaboration. “We immediately asked, ‘Has anybody ever looked at the groundwater when...
A new NIU series of Innovation Conversations will bring in experts from across Illinois and around the world to discuss sustainable food systems. The Northern Illinois Center for Community Sustainability (NICCS) and the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) Office of Innovation are sponsoring the events. “This virtual series of conversations features some high-level...
The Illinois Innovation Network (IIN) has awarded $229,000 in seed grants to eight research teams across the state in its second round of funding, selecting projects that include vaccine distribution, strengthening the state’s teacher pipeline and protecting Illinois’ biodiversity. Northern Illinois University researchers are involved with six of the eight funded projects and are the...
Talk about an attention grabber. Of the 3.4 million scholarly articles tracked in 2020 for the amount of attention and discussion they generated, research on voting led by NIU political scientist Scot Schraufnagel clocked in at No. 80. The list was compiled by Altmetric, a company that tracks and analyzes the online activity around scholarly...
NIU Physics Professor Philippe Piot has taken on a prominent role with the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA). ICFA facilitates international collaboration in the construction and use of accelerators for high energy physics, particularly the large accelerators that are at the heart of the field. Piot, an expert in both theoretical and experimental accelerator...
Humans react and respond to non-verbal cues, such as when a person looks up others around will look up, too. Understanding these kinds of non-verbal cues could be the key to making robots more useful to humans. Researchers at NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology are working to make swarms of robots more effective in helping...
R&D World Magazine has named an innovative discovery first made in an NIU laboratory on campus among the prestigious R&D 100 Awards. Sometimes called the​ “Oscars of Innovation,” R&D 100 Awards honor revolutionary ideas in science and technology and the innovators behind them. In August, a research team, led by NIU and the U.S. Department...
Dara Little, assistant vice president for research and sponsored programs at NIU, has been elected to the board of directors for the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International. SRA International is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to professionals from over 40 countries....
The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC) is highlighting the innovative research work of NIU Professors Elizabeth Gaillard and Tao Xu, both faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Gaillard and Xu are among a select group of scholars from Illinois institutions tapped for the ISTC’s 2020 Researchers to Know list. The list...
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