STEMfest 2011: ‘Everything is cool’

As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out

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NIU joins Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Feinberg School of Medicine to fight cancer

Northern Illinois University, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine today announced a new collaborative research and academic partnership with Northern Illinois Proton Treatment and Research Center designed to create innovative life saving protocols in the field of nuclear

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NIU’s Gerald Blazey accepts two-year post at White House Office of Science and Tech Policy

Gerald Blazey, a Distinguished Research Professor of Physics at Northern Illinois University and special advisor for science to NIU President John Peters, will lend his expertise in the coming years to another president: Barack Obama. Blazey has accepted a two-year post as

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Physics professor receives $591,000 federal grant to develop device to bolster homeland security

Professor Philippe Piot in the Department of Physics is working on a plan to build a portable device that could be taken to airports, sports stadiums or subway stations to detect radioactive material. A $591,000 grant from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency is

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Fermilab scientist to speak Friday on fossil fuels, sustainable energy during physics colloquium

G.P. Yeh, a division scientist with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, will visit NIU to speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, on “The Energy Transformation.” Yeh’s lecture comes as part of the NIU Department of Physics colloquium and takes place in Room 200

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