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How can U.S. teachers build the coming generation of U.S. students do to build STEM pipelines? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology introduced more than 30 middle and high school teachers of science, math and technology to engineering careers through an ASM Materials Science professional development program. The program, which inspires and motivates teachers...
History major Thomas Bouril presents his Summer Research Opportunities Program project on access to higher education for Europeans with disabilities.
More than 30 undergraduates gave presentations and displayed posters on their research Thursday, Aug. 8, during the Summer Research Programs Symposium inside Altgeld Hall. The students have been participants in three specially focused programs designed to nurture their interests in science and artistry: Research Experience for Undergraduates, McKearn Summer Research Fellows and the Summer Research...
Doug Baker
Northern Illinois University president Douglas Baker recently joined 164 other college and university leaders in asking President Barack Obama and members of Congress to recommit to federally funded science and engineering research in order to reverse the “innovation deficit.” Federally funded basic research has been cut drastically as a result of the across-the-board budget cuts known as...
Dog days of summer? Not a chance here on the NIU campus, which is abuzz with student research, even more so than usual. It’s no secret that NIU students regularly assist faculty year-round in research laboratories across campus. But the recent additions of three specially focused summer programs is ratcheting up efforts to introduce both...
Students pose in front of the Field Museum’s Tyrannosaurus Rex, Sue.
The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has announced its first cohort for the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). In its inaugural year, SROP is made up of 10 students representing three colleges and eight majors. Students in SROP have designed research projects ranging from studying human hepatocellular carcinomas to depression rates among homosexual...
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...
Douglas D. Baker
Greetings from our nation’s capital.  Yesterday I was busy hosting NIU’s first-ever research roundtable, which highlighted the strength and quality of faculty and student research to our nation’s leaders. Thank you to our entire delegation of researchers, students, and administrators for making the day a success. It is our goal to become the most student-centered...
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“If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.” — First Lady Michelle Obama It has become crucial for the students...
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Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable. Led by President Doug Baker, Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and immediate...
Ever wonder what life would be like if we didn’t need electricity? If we used up all of earths resources, how could life remain sustainable? If young students today can utilize STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education, we will be able to harness the sun, wind and soil to fuel our everyday lives. During the...
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The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) is proud to host the 2013 Insight to the Regional Leadership Conference, a premier training program, Aug. 23 through 25 at the Holmes Student Center. Attending will be NSBE leaders from chapters across the Midwest. The student-governed organization...
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For the third straight year, the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) partnered with Caterpillar to host the Tee Up Fore Scholarships Golf Outing, on Wednesday, June 18, in direct support of scholarships for existing students. With the help of NIU CEET alumni, students, hundreds of Caterpillar representatives and vendors, $16,000 was raised in...
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