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College of Engineering and Engineering Technology
Continuing its commitment to providing diverse and innovative learning environments, the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology recently received software that enables students to conceptualize, design, analyze and test products in practical settings. Siemens Corp., a powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, generously donated $45.3 million for the purchase of this software. The software...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013
More than 300 NIU students are making last-minute preparations before showcasing their ingenuity and artistry during the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Open to the public, URAD will...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 2013
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Approximately 350 current undergraduate students who have participated in a faculty-mentored research or an artistry project will be...
Freshman biology major Lydia Moore works with Sherine Elsawa in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.
As Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day (URAD) gets closer and closer, NIU students are working hard to complete their research and artistry projects. Some of these students who will be presenting their work are part of the Huskie Research Rookies program. Huskie Research Rookies links undergraduate first-year, sophomore, and transfer students with faculty mentors in...
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NIU’s PI Academy for Research and Engagement will bring nine world-class scholars to campus next month for public presentations on their research efforts and to provide mentoring to select junior faculty. “These scholars represent a considerable amount of intellectual firepower, and another 11 such scholars will be visiting campus throughout the year,” said PI Academy...
Do you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Lincoln Room of...
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NIU’s Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society will host the 11th annual Graduate Student Presentation Competition in April in coordination with the Graduate Student Research Association conference. Judging takes place Saturday April 19, in the Holmes Student Center. Awards – $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place – will be presented...
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NIU is seeking college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists. As many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students will be selected for participation, along with two or three NIU students who will serve as peer mentors. To be eligible to apply, students must have at...
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Northern Illinois University officials are excited about the university’s developing role in a planned $320 million Digital Lab for Manufacturing, announced today by President Obama in an event at the White House. To be built on Goose Island in Chicago, the Digital Lab will bring together industry, academia and government partners. Obama envisions the Digital...
Andrea Beaty
What wacky contraption would you create to keep snakes from slithering onto your head? Children got the chance to answer that question Feb. 7 at the “I <3 Engineering” event at the DuPage Children’s Museum in Naperville. NIU STEM Read partnered with DuPage Children’s Museum and author Andrea Beaty to present a night of hands-on...
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NIU mechanical engineering professor Brianno Coller is featured in “Science and Engineering of the 2014 Olympic Winter Games,” a new 10-part video series. The series was created through the collaborative efforts of the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News. The videos are the latest installment in NSF’s and...
Zhili Xiao
Zhili Xiao, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of physics, has accepted an appointment as interim associate dean for research and graduate studies. Xiao is stepping into a role that was filled by Lesley Rigg, who is now serving as interim vice president for research and graduate studies. Xiao’s appointment begins in January and will...
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