Top: Timothy Hagen and Lichuan Liu. Bottom: Federico Sciammarella and Tao Xu

Venture Grant finalists seeking help

NIU’s second annual Venture Grant competition will provide four faculty members with the opportunity to vie for $20,000 in cash to help move their ideas from concept to finished product. NIU students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can get involved

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Jenelle McCalla and Juliane Totzke

Runners Jenelle McCalla, Juliane Totzke collect Mid-American Conference academic accolades

Northern Illinois senior Jenelle McCalla (Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin Secondary School) and junior Juliane Totzke (Graefenroda, Germany/Carl Zeiss Gymnasium) were both named to the Mid-American Conference’s Outdoor Track & Field Academic All-Conference Team, the league office announced Thursday. Additionally, Totzke was

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Photo of a wind farm

November STEM Café at Cabana Charley’s will explore ‘green’ materials, technology Nov. 13

Good news for people who want to keep the environment clean, but don’t have time to put on hip waders and restore wetlands and prairies: Materials scientists are creating cleaner, greener products that can help you help the planet. Join NIU STEM

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Photo of magnified blood cells

Big fun in a tiny package: October STEM Café explores nanotechnology, making stuff smaller

Imagine a TV screen made of flexible material that you can roll up and put in your pocket. Picture tiny robots coursing through veins to target cancers without damaging healthy cells. This isn’t a remake of “The Fantastic Voyage,” it is the

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Narayan Hosmane

Chemistry professor Narayan Hosmane invited to conduct research, lecture in Ningbo, China

The Chinese Academy of Sciences has named Narayan Hosmane, an NIU Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry, as a recipient of its prestigious 2012 Visiting Professorship for Senior International Scientists. The academy is a leading academic institution and comprehensive research and development

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Timothy Hagen

Professor Hagen goes to Washington: Chemist to talk value of federal funding with lawmakers

NIU chemistry professor Timothy Hagen will talk about the importance of federal funding for research universities and economic development during a luncheon panel discussion Tuesday in front of an audience of Washington, D.C., movers and shakers. The luncheon at the U.S. Capitol

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