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An interdisciplinary team from NIU was recently awarded two grants to study the impact of early childhood education programs in the state of Illinois. The research team for both grants includes faculty and staff from the NIU Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, the College of Education, and the College of Health and Human...
A $1 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to Northern Illinois University will provide scholarships and mentoring for high-achieving, low-income students pursuing STEM degrees. Spearheaded by Ralph Wheeler, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program will benefit 46 students over a...
Leanne VandeCreek, University Libraries associate dean for Public Services, recently completed the inaugural Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program and was part of a team that received a $10,000 research grant. “The MAC program offers NIU the opportunity to identify and cultivate people with strong leadership abilities,” said Fred Barnhart, dean of University Libraries....
Mary Beth Henning and Sadie Filipski When Sadie Filipski heard an offer to assist in research that she knew would impact her eventual career as an elementary school teacher, she volunteered immediately. “Going into something so relatable to what I’m going to be doing was so exciting,” says Filipski, a senior Elementary Education major. “I wanted to...
As word spread around the NIU campus about the new and rare User Experience Lab in the Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment (ETRA), interest in its possibilities grew immediately. Brainwave monitors! Remote eye trackers! Mobile eye trackers! “Students were contacting me,” says Fatih Demir, assistant professor in ETRA, “to ask, ‘What kind of...
NIU’s Gerald Blazey, vice president for Research and Innovation Partnerships, will participate in an upcoming roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C., on the economic impact of fundamental scientific research. Sponsored by the Science Coalition and Association of American Universities, the event will be held from 12 to 1:30 p.m. (Central Time) Wednesday, July 18, and will be...
Instead of kicking off the summer with a relaxing break, NIU researchers have been busy breaking new ground. In a two-week span during June, NIU scientists served as lead authors on three separate articles appearing in prestigious Nature Research journals, while other researchers also were getting their work noticed in highly respected publications. Nature Nanotechnology...
A new umbrella safety policy approved earlier this year will touch virtually every NIU department and spur creation of function-specific sub-policies across campus. A joint effort by the divisions of Research and Innovation Partnerships and Administration and Finance, the NIU Health and Safety Policy serves as an overarching guide for development of college and department-level...
Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University are announcing the launch of an exciting program that will allow a select number of students to explore new ideas, help solve real-world business challenges and collaborate with working professionals without ever leaving the university’s campus. The “Discover Campus Innovator Program” will provide tech-savvy students with opportunities to...
Crime scene investigators might someday get help from technology being developed by a Northern Illinois University professor and initially tested on campus by his student researchers. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded a grant of more than $628,000 over two years to NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor Oliver Hofstetter to support his efforts...
It was a semester of firsts for NIU student Jordan Brown–his first time on a plane, his first trip to Washington, D.C., and his first real experience networking with congressional leaders to learn about science policy. Renique Kersh, associate vice provost for Engaged Learning, chose Brown to represent NIU at the American Association for the...
NIU Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the NIU Center for Burma Studies Catherine Raymond has been awarded a Rakow Grant for Glass Research from the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY. Raymond’s grant funding will be used to complete a manuscript on the reverse painting on glass tradition on the mainland...
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