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STEM Outreach’s Bright Futures event April 30 will teach students how to harness wind energy

April’s strong, gusty winds are good for more than just flying kites. The next Bright Futures program, “Fun with Wind Energy,” will introduce elementary and middle school students to alternative energy and the science behind wind turbines. This free event will begin

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Outstanding graduate students to be honored today during annual reception in Altgeld Hall

The Division of Research and Graduate Studies will celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of NIU’s graduate students at 3 p.m. today in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium. The awards presentation beings at 3:30 p.m. Awards being given out today include: Outstanding Graduate Student Award

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NIU mechanical engineering student honored by Chicago American Society of Metals chapter

Mechanical Engineering undergraduate Justin Whiting received the ASM Chicago Regional Chapter Award, given to only one student a year. Facing competition from students representing other engineering schools in the Chicago area, it is a great honor for Whiting. According to the American

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Student research: Natalie Cincotta inspects German photographs from World War II

During Northern Illinois University’s Celebrating Excellence event, NIU Today will highlight the accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni to the university’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and

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NIU Ph.D. student Shannon McCarragher wins prestigious geography fellowship for research

The Society of Woman Geographers has selected Shannon McCarragher, a Ph.D. student in geography at Northern Illinois University, as a Pruitt National Fellow. The international society encourages geographical research and supports fellowship programs that provide aid to outstanding women graduate students in

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Student research: Todd Jelinek looks into traditional and modern frame drumming

During Northern Illinois University’s Celebrating Excellence event, NIU Today will highlight the accomplishments and contributions of NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni to the university’s mission of promoting excellence and engagement in teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creativity and artistry, and

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