Northern Illinois University student Francois Lemery (right) talks with NIU President Douglas Baker (left) and Congressman Randy Hultgren. Photo: Reidar Hahn

NIU-Fermilab connection in accelerator science

Northern Illinois University and Fermilab have enjoyed a strong relationship in accelerator science for a long time. Fermilab operates state-of-the-art accelerator facilities that provide valuable hands-on experience and research opportunities for students from NIU. The laboratory also has many world-expert accelerator scientists, engineers

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Students pose in front of the Field Museum’s Tyrannosaurus Rex, Sue.

Hot! Students engage in summer research

The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has announced its first cohort for the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP). In its inaugural year, SROP is made up of 10 students representing three colleges and eight majors. Students in SROP have designed

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NIU leaders tout research to D.C. lawmakers

Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable.

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NIU’s QuarkNet gives high school students, teachers glimpse into world of particle physics

Accompanied by their teachers, a dozen high school students visited DeKalb this week to participate in the 2013 QuarkNet Summer Institute hosted by the NIU Department of Physics. QuarkNet, founded in 1995, is a professional teacher development program funded by the National

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DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. focuses on broadband technology at luncheon

John Lewis, senior research scholar at NIU’s Regional Development Institute, moderated a panel of experts in the fiber optics industry May 30 at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. Broadband and Economic Development Technology Focus Luncheon. About 150 attendees learned about the

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NIU students, faculty in physics, engineering contribute to Fermilab’s Muon g-2 experiment

Scientists from Northern Illinois University and 25 other institutions worldwide are planning an experiment that could open the doors to new realms of particle physics – and new opportunities for NIU students to participate in leading-edge research. But first the core of

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