Wow, that’s a long way down: Reed Scherer shot a photo of his computer screen showing the live video feed down the borehole.

Fallout from government shutdown: Antarctic season canceled for NIU researchers, students

The government shutdown was resolved last week, but it wasn’t soon enough to save a multimillion-dollar NIU research project in the Antarctic. The National Science Foundation, which was funding the research, has notified NIU scientists and two participating graduate students that their

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Gear up for STEMfest 2013!

STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. This annual festival introduces learners of all ages to cutting-edge technologies and intriguing science phenomena that will amaze students, parents and educators alike. The

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Notable alum to lecture at NIU on ‘chemokines’

Thomas J. Schall, a 2013 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, will give a talk Friday, Oct. 11, on “Chemokines and Chemoattractant Receptors: From Flesh-Eating Bacteria to AIDS to Autoimmune Disease.” The lecture will begin at noon in

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NIU joining elite Council for European Studies

Northern Illinois University has been approved for membership to the Council for European Studies (CES) Academic Consortium, an international coalition of universities, centers and other organizations dedicated to furthering the study of Europe. U.S. institutions that are counted among the CES members

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NIU gets $2.4 million to study ‘3D printing’

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that NIU will receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive-manufacturing processes. Benefits of additive manufacturing include producing goods quickly

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