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NIU’s Center for Black Studies has scheduled a variety of events in celebration of Black Heritage Month, with the theme “A New Age of Resistance: Respecting Our History, Defining Our Future.” Throughout the month of February, the NIU community will celebrate the many important contributions of African-Americans during Black Heritage Month. The opening ceremony, featuring...
Solomon Mason proved you’re never too old to go to summer camp. The senior mechanical engineering major joined fellow NIU students Dwayne Wilson, David Duncan, Nkem Ekhator, Sheriff Otun, Victor Aghadi and Stella Aghadi from July 5 to July 24 at The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program held at Miles Davis Magnet Academy...
NIU student Jessica Puckett mentors a SEEK camper.
When it comes to STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education leaders note a substantial disparity in the participation and retention rates among African-Americans. The low number of students of color pursuing STEM degrees, and the absence of underrepresented students obtaining those degrees, is only becoming more critical. Members of the National Society...
Logo of the National Society of Black Engineers
Being a leader is no easy task. Learning how to be an even better leader is even harder. But being around other leaders can help hone even the most polished leadership skills. NIU hosted the National Society for Black Engineers (NSBE) Region IV Leadership Conference from Aug. 23 to Aug. 25. Founded in 1975, NSBE...
Logo of the National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) is proud to host the 2013 Insight to the Regional Leadership Conference, a premier training program, Aug. 23 through 25 at the Holmes Student Center. Attending will be NSBE leaders from chapters across the Midwest. The student-governed organization...
From left: Collan Davidson, Solomon Mason, Anthony Patton and Anthony Boyd.
NIU’s National Society of Black Engineers student chapter recently won two awards that speak to the success of its organization. The first is the Region Chapter of the Year, which is awarded to a chapter that has excelled at the regional level. The award is given to the chapter that performed well in five categories...
STEM Night at Still Middle School
Advancing the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries has become a central focus for NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. NIU chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a STEM night at Still Middle School in Naperville. Suma Rajashankar, faculty adviser for...