Reed Scherer and Ross Powell

NIU’s Antarctic-bound robotic submarine making its maiden voyage at Lake Tahoe

Northern Illinois University’s 28-foot-long, 2,200-pound robotic submarine, built for exploration beneath the ice shelf in the Antarctic, is getting its maiden voyage this week in one of the nation’s deepest and most celebrated bodies of water—Lake Tahoe. The unmanned yellow submarine—also known

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Wow, that’s a long way down: Reed Scherer shot a photo of his computer screen showing the live video feed down the borehole.

NIU researchers part of team that collects first intact samples from Antarctic subglacial lake

A team of scientists that includes Northern Illinois University researchers has successfully drilled through the overlying Antarctic ice sheet and sampled directly the waters and sediments of Subglacial Lake Whillans. The effort is making headlines today: It marks the first successful retrieval

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Heide Fehrenbach, Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and Reed Scherer

Heide Fehrenbach, C.T. Lin, Reed Scherer named 2012 Board of Trustees Professors

Northern Illinois University has named historian Heide Fehrenbach, chemist Chhiu-Tsu “C.T.” Lin and geologist Reed Scherer as its 2012 Board of Trustees Professors – an honor that recognizes international prominence in research as well as excellence in all facets of teaching. The

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