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NIU physicists are playing key roles in the world’s most ambitious physics experiment: The “D-Zero” project at Fermilab explores the subatomic universe using the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. NIU professor Gerald Blazey has served as spokesman for the project, which involves hundreds of researchers from across the world. Over the years, more than 120...
NIU Geology Professor Ross Powell is one of the lead researchers on a $30 million drilling project known as ANDRILL, an international effort to recover geologic records buried beneath the Antarctic sea in order to gain a better understanding of contemporary global warming trends. The project was featured in a front-page story in the Chicago...
NIU’s Geology Department received $2.5 million in recent years to boost research into worldwide climate changes, including global warming. NIU scientists are using a remotely operated submarine to look for causes of global warming under rapidly-melting glaciers in Antarctica.
The Chicago Tribune featured a front-page story on members of the Sereno family after they were awarded the NIU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences outstanding alumni award. All six siblings are college alumni. And all now have flourishing scholarly careers—from the oldest, Martin Sereno, director of the NeuroImaging Centre at University College London and...
NIU Law students not only participate in external competitions, but excel at them.  Student teams reached the semi-finals in the 2009 John Marshall Law School International Moot Court Competition in Information Technology and Privacy Law, and in 2008 placed second at the National Latino Law Student Association Moot Court Competition.
The College of Law continues to lead the way in its diversity efforts and has been nationally ranked in the U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review for having a diverse faculty and student body. Over 40 percent of the full-time faculty are members of underrepresented minority groups. In July 2009, Jennifer Rosato was appointed the tenth...
The College of Law’s July 2008 Illinois State Bar Exam pass rate for first-time takers was 95 percent, which was the highest in the state among Illinois public law schools and third overall in the state.
The NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is becoming a leader in promoting careers in science, technology, engineering and technology to women and minorities. The college has created several camps aimed at middle school students, including becoming one of 30 universities nationwide chosen to play host to the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp....
A team of students from NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology placed first among U.S. Universities, and third among universities from across the globe, in the 2010 SAE Supermileage Challenge, creating a vehicle that squeezed 1,265 miles out of a single gallon of gasoline.
Students from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology took first place in the Spring 2007 Basic Utility Vehicle Competition hosted by the Institute for Affordable Transportation in Indianapolis. The Institute challenges teams to design and build simple, durable and affordable transportation that can be manufactured cheaply in third world countries .
The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology ranks in the top 40 among programs where the highest degree offered is a master’s degree, according to U.S. News and World Report.
A trio of professors in the NIU Department of Accountancy swept the top awards for teaching innovation in the field. Pam Smith, KPMG Professor of Accountancy in the Department of Accountancy, earned the 2009 American Accounting Association (AAA) Innovation in Accounting Education Award; Linda Matuszewski The Bea Sanders/AICPA Innovation in Teaching Award; and Rebecca Shortridge,...