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Category: Science and Technology
Gerald C. Blazey. Credit: Fermilab
An internationally prominent scientist with extensive experience in experimental particle physics who previously advised the White House from within the Office of Science and Technology Policy has a new role at NIU. Gerald Blazey, a Distinguished Research Professor of physics at NIU, is the new interim vice president of the Division of Research and Innovation...
Photo of the word "research" in the dictionary
Northern Illinois University announced the merger of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Grants Fiscal Administration under the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, effective May 1. The name of the new unit will be determined soon. The merger was a collaborative effort between the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships and the Division of Finance...
Nigel Lockyer
NIU will award an honorary doctoral degree Friday, May 8, to acclaimed physicist Nigel Lockyer, director of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Lockyer will earn his honorary doctorate during the NIU Graduate School commencement ceremony scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at the NIU Convocation Center. “Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics research,” said NIU President Doug...
Northern Illinois University Associate Vice President for Engagement and Innovation Partnerships Rena Cotsones shined a spotlight on NIU’s work in Rockford during an April 29 presentation at Illinois Innovation Day in Springfield. Organized by the Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC) and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), the day of learning, sharing and...
An early shot of the tornado near Franklin Grove, Ill. Photo courtesy Walker Ashley, NIU Deparment of Geography
In response to the April 9 tornado in the northern Illinois region, the NIU Department of Geography is inviting the public to a tornado and weather preparedness symposium that will feature talks by weather and emergency-response experts. It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 30, in the auditorium of Montgomery Hall...
Rockford math teachers collaborate at the Museum of Science and Industry.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced it has formed the Task Force on Laboratory Safety, which will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety. NIU Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships Lesley Rigg is among the 13 task force...
Sanjib Basu
Northern Illinois University Professor of Statistics Sanjib Basu is helping to save lives. Collaborating with physicians, nurses and other biomedical researchers (at NIU and other universities) he investigates what collections of genes and proteins might play important roles in the progression of, and survival from, cancer. His work has furthered advances in clinical oncology, cancer...
Over the weekend, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator began its second act. After two years of upgrades and repairs, proton beams once again circulated around the Large Hadron Collider, located at the CERN laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. It’s an important and exciting project for scientists and students in the Northern Illinois University physics department...
Northern Illinois University is one of more than 120 U.S. engineering schools that announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century in a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today. These “Grand Challenges,” identified through initiatives such as...
The Science Coalition today presented U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Illinois at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented to Senator Durbin at an event...
Jack Andraka
The American Cancer Society predicts that the United States will have 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in this year alone. Experts agree that the best way to fight cancer is to stay healthy and active and to get recommended screening tests, but early detection can be difficult because of expensive, outdated...
On two Saturdays this March, as happens each month from October to May, girls from area middle schools and high schools will converge on Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus to participate in the NIU Enhancing Engineering Pathways (EEP) program’s Saturday engineering workshops. Now in its seventh year of introducing young girls in the area to science,...
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