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On Friday, April 20, NIU students and staff members will join approximately 400 Latinx leaders from throughout the state for the 26th Professional and Student Development Conference of the Illinois Latino Council on Higher Education (ILACHE) at Illinois State University. The theme of the conference is “Latino Resistance in Higher Education: A Legacy of Struggle,” and it will feature...
Illinois’ most creative young problem-solvers will arrive at NIU in 120 teams from throughout the state for the Illinois Destination Imagination Affiliate Tournament on Saturday, March 24. This statewide competition allows the top elementary, junior high and high school aged teams from each region to compete in a variety of creative hands-on challenges related to...
Since the creation of the NIU Service Leaders program, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) has had three cohorts of diverse and passionate NIU students making a difference in DeKalb County. NIU Service Leaders is a work-study service-learning program. It connects first-generation college students with local schools or youth organizations in civic...
What do a mobile app to efficiently deploy National Guard troops following a natural disaster, a data visualization tool to map opioid hotspots and a game to get children exercising and eating healthy have in common? They are all projects imagined and prototyped by students participating in the 2017 NIU Huskie Hack, which took place...
NIU doctoral student and long-time NIU employee Susana Das Neves is thrilled that she can fulfill a professional goal while also giving back to her [email protected] community. As the coordinator of Universidad para Padres (Parent University), Das Neves can do just that. Universidad para Padres, a community outreach program that empowers mothers, fathers and grandparents...
NIU’s STEM Read is taking advantage of a new partnership with WNIJ, northern Illinois’s public radio station, to share staff and faculty expertise through a new platform: the STEM Read podcast. The podcast, which debuted on Friday, Oct. 13, allows NIU faculty and staff to reach a wider audience of K-12 educators and librarians, as...
Technology applications related to health and wellness are evolving quickly, and NIU faculty, students and alumni are at the forefront of important breakthroughs in the use of technology to promote personal and community wellness, and manage healthcare. Take, for example, associate professors Jennifer Gray and Jinsook Kim of NIU’s School of Health Studies. In 2015,...
NIU senior Jasmine Carey has had her eyes opened to a range of career possibilities in STEM education through her work with the STEM Outreach team at NIU’s Center for P-20 Engagement. As an instructor at the center’s STEM Outreach camps and classes, Carey has connected with students from elementary through high school to share...
Every time we use the internet, we leave a trail of information behind. At the next STEM Café, NIU marketing instructor Alex Eddy will discuss where we’re leaving our digital footprints, who’s using our personal data and what they’re doing with it. The talk will take place Wednesday, June 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m....
NIU junior Mackenzie Thompson knows that her experiences working with NIU’s P-20 Center will come in handy no matter what career she pursues. As an instructor at the Center’s STEM Outreach camps and STEM Saturdays, she’s learned firsthand the rewards of bringing science, technology, engineering and math into kids’ lives. “No matter what I do,...
Why do golf balls have dimples? How do Newton’s laws of motion impact your drive off the first tee? At the next STEM Café, NIU Physics Department Chair and golf enthusiast Larry Lurio will explain what science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) can teach us about golf––and what golf can teach us about STEM. NIU...
On Monday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., New York Times best-selling author Jeff VanderMeer will speak at the DeKalb Public Library. The talk, hosted by Northern Illinois University’s STEM Read and the Friends of the NIU Libraries, is free and open to the public. Jeff VanderMeer is the writer and editor of numerous books of speculative...
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