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Photo of a brown bag lunch and an apple
Martin Kocanda, visiting assistant professor in the NIU Department of Electrical Engineering, will talk at noon Thursday, Jan. 29, during a brown-bag talk in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. He will discuss “A Microscopical Analysis of Electrolytic Fractured Aluminum” at the event sponsored by the NIU Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. All are welcome....
College of Engineering and Engineering Technology summer camp
Ever wonder how to make a car run on renewable energy? Want to learn how fruit can generate electricity? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) summer camps offer fun and easy ways for high school and middle school students to learn and explore the engineering field. CEET offers a number of summer camps...
Photo of magnified blood cells
Imagine a TV screen made of flexible material that you can roll up and put in your pocket. Picture tiny robots coursing through veins to target cancers without damaging healthy cells. This isn’t a remake of “The Fantastic Voyage,” it is the future of nanotechnology, a field of materials science that is transforming the way...
STEM Cafe logo: Feed your mind!
You might have heard that spider’s silk is one of the strongest materials in the natural world, but did you know that scientists are working to develop genetically-engineered goats that can produce a spider-like silk in their milk? That’s just one of the weird and fascinating things happening in the world of materials science, a...
Tao Xu
NIU professor Tao Xu, who has developed a promising nanoscience research program in solar energy conversion, is now getting a big boost from the National Science Foundation. NSF awarded the chemistry and biochemistry professor with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant of $400,000 to support his research and teaching efforts. CAREER awards support...