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Northern Illinois University is seeking non-NIU college students who are interested in environmental issues to work on research projects this summer with university scientists. As many as eight undergraduates will be chosen. Selected students will receive free housing on NIU’s campus – and each will be paid a stipend of $4,478. The students also will...
CTP fellows work on the development of revised course goals and student learning outcomes at the September 2012 meeting.
The Course Transformation Project (CTP) is a Vision 2020 initiative to enhance student attainment of NIU baccalaureate student learning outcomes and to increase student opportunities for experiential learning through academic enrichment. Faculty interested in finding ways to make large introductory classes more interactive and engaging are invited to attend one of two CTP informational sessions...
University officials are working to organize a two-week “celebration of excellence” to highlight accomplishments of NIU students, faculty and staff during the academic year. “Each spring, we do a good job of honoring the accomplishments of the campus community, but those events are scattered across several weeks and each promoted individually,” said Julia Spears, director...
Clockwise from top left: Elaine Rodriguez, Noemi Rodriguez, Emily Prieto and Guadalupe Lopez.
Three Huskie Research Rookies are taking their research to the next level. Elaine Rodriguez, Noemi Rodriguez and Guadalupe Lopez submitted abstracts based on work they completed in the Research Rookies program to the SACNAS National Conference: “Science, Technology, and Diversity for a Healthy World.” The trio was accepted as presenters for the conference scheduled from...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day
Like most universities, Northern Illinois University is a hub for research and discovery. Unlike at many other schools, however, NIU undergraduates get in on the action. On Tuesday, April 24, more than 200 of those students will show off projects ranging from research aimed at curing cancer to creating greater understanding of cyber-bullying to work...
Faculty interested in finding ways to make large introductory classes more interactive and engaging are invited to attend one of two informational sessions next week for the Course Transformation Project. Sessions will be offered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, in Lowden Hall 304, and at 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, in Altgeld Hall 203....
NIU chemist Narayan Hosmane, who is participating in the REU program, works with undergraduate students in his lab.
OK, here’s a cool summer gig for bright college kids. Northern Illinois University is looking for as many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists. Selected students will rub elbows with researchers at federal laboratories, participate in a number of regional workshops...
2011-12 Research Rookies
The 2012 class of NIU Research Rookies will design and participate in projects ranging from investigations of cellular activity to assessing customer satisfaction among attendees at Huskie football games. Regardless of the type of project, the 40 participants in this year’s program will gain invaluable experience in gathering, evaluating and synthesizing information under the mentorship...
Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning Annual Report 2010-2011 cover
After a highly successful year, the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning has announced that its annual report is now available online. As an outgrowth of the Great Journeys Strategic Plan, OSEEL strives to engage students in their education through service, research and learning. The annual report provides an overview of OSEEL’s unique and...
Huskies Service Scholars poster
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is launching the Huskies Service Scholars Program. The program is part of a 10-state initiative led by the Midwest Campus Compact to integrate civic engagement into the college experience and support the higher education goals of young adults through community service. To do this, the Huskies...
2010 Huskie Research Rookies
The Office of Student Engagement has a new name and a new home. The office, which oversees programs such as Undergraduate Research, Themed Learning Communities and Service Learning, is now known as the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning. The name was changed to more precisely reflect the objectives of the program, says Julia...
Undergraduate Research Day 2010
NIU faculty are invited to serve as a judge for the second annual Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day, scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Presentations for judging will be held at one of the following times: Session One: 9 to 10:15 a.m. Session Two: 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. Session...
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