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NIU Libraries has launched a pilot Open Access Fund that will provide small grants to faculty and graduate students to help defray the upfront costs associated with open access publishing. Grappling with the costs for expensive journal subscriptions, a number of universities nationwide, including Harvard and MIT, are promoting open access publishing. It provides unrestricted...
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Renewable energy is a rapidly growing area of study in today’s world. As the population begins to use up other natural resources such as coal and oil, the future of energy is clean, green and renewable. At the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, students have the opportunity to experience this field first-hand, thanks...
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Sigma Xi, the scientific research society, will host its 10th annual Graduate Student Presentation Contest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Room 201 of La Tourette Hall. This contest occurs during the spring semester prior to the Sigma Xi annual meeting. Students are required to give 15-minute PowerPoint presentations about their research...
Federico Sciammarella
Members of NIU’s engineering faculty are always looking for ways to increase their influence on the industry. By participating in research, working on projects and presenting those ideas in various places, these professors stay at the cutting edge of their respective fields. Federico Sciammarella, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will give presentation on additive manufacturing...
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“African Democracy and Socio-Economic Development through Sustainable Engineering” is the theme of a Study Abroad trip, scheduled from June 15 to June 30. This program will give students a first-hand experience of the economic, social and environmental challenges faced by people in Sierra Leone. Participants will be given an alternative perspective on poverty and race...
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Online registration for the fifth annual Graduate Student Research & Artistry Conference is now open. This year’s event will take place from8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the Holmes Student Center. The conference is part of NIU’s two-week long celebration of excellence on campus. Currently enrolled NIU graduate students are encouraged to showcase their...
Northern Illinois University is seeking non-NIU college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists. As many as eight undergraduates will be chosen. Selected students will receive free housing on NIU’s campus – and each will be paid a stipend of $4,478. The students also will...
NIU’s Motorsports Formula team, which designs, creates and races a formula style car, has been actively preparing its race car to compete in the Formula Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Competition at the Michigan International Speedway in May. These competitions challenge each team, made up of university undergraduates and graduates, to design, build and compete with...
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is getting a cutting-edge robotics and mechatronics lab with the help of corporate sponsor OMRON Global. OMRON Global is an international company that focuses on a wide variety of manufacturing automation products, producing motors, sensors, safety equipment and more. The company has proven quite successful, and leaders have...
Betty A. Shanahan
NIU’s PROMISE Scholars will host a technology and science talk by Betty A. Shanahan from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. Pizza and refreshments will be served. The event is open to all. Shanahan’s talk, “Authentic Women & Effective Engineers … Create the Future,” will focus on the...
Drew VandeCreek
University Libraries has launched Huskie Commons, a new online repository featuring NIU student theses and dissertations and faculty members’ publications in peer-reviewed journals. While outreach to NIU faculty is just beginning, Huskie Commons already contains full text versions of more than 60 faculty publications and links to more than 4,000 theses and dissertations. In the...
On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming “science fact.” Fictional depictions of artificial intelligence have run the gamut from the loyal Robot in “Lost in Space” to the killer computer HAL in “2001: A Space Odyssey” and the endearing C-3PO and...
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