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A cell phone application proposed by a team of NIU students might someday make working and living in war-torn countries a little bit safer. The four-student team, operating under the name Vitalert, won the NIU College of Business’ second Social Innovation Competition. The class challenges teams of students to create a business plan for a...
A team of NIU social entrepreneurs will be among the featured guests Friday, April 5, at the Social Impact Summit, at the Barsema Alumni and Visitor Center. The event, hosted by the NIU-based Collegiate Association of Unreasonable Social Entrepreneurs, is intended to educate students (and others) about social entrepreneurism, to inspire them to increase their...
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Northern Illinois University’s Team Light Up Africa has been named a finalist for the Tomberg Prize in Environmental Sustainability in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. DSIC connects university students to the people, tools and opportunities they need to change the world. The challenge is part competition and part community. Students compete for cash prizes to...
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Team Light Up Africa is a step closer to its goal of providing cheap, affordable electricity to the developing world. Their portable generator/energy storage device, the Zoom Box, was selected as one of 200 semifinalist in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge. The competition drew more than 1,700 submissions. NIU’s four students are hoping to launch...
NIU engineering student Alan Hurt is traveling in Africa this summer to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and conduct research.
A simple mouse click can help a team of NIU business and engineering students win funding to start a company that they believe can provide safe and affordable electric power to millions of Africans. The team, Light Up Africa, is competing in the Dell Social Innovation Challenge, competing against other college students across the country...