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Rachael M. Jones, a national expert on respiratory protection and infectious disease transmission and an assistant professor at UIC in the School of Public Health, will speak Wednesday, Nov. 12, at NIU. Jones, who is the guest of the NSF PROMISE Scholars Program, recently co-authored a commentary urging the CDC and WHO to take greater...
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NSF’s PROMISE Scholars Program will present a talk Wednesday, Oct. 8, on mathematical models in the detection, treatment and management of cancer Evans Afenya will speak to NSF PROMISE Scholars from 2 to 4 p.m. as part of their virtual seminar series in Room 100 of Campus Life Building. Afenya, chair of the Mathematics Department...
CHANCE students
NIU’s McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program and the National Science Foundation PROMISE Scholars Program have implemented a new peer mentoring network for NIU freshmen. CHANCE’s mentoring program focuses on providing support to all students in any major. PROMISE’s mentoring program focuses on providing support to students majoring in science, technology, engineering and math. The goal of...
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NIU’s PROMISE Scholars Program presented highlights of the program’s progress to a National Science Foundation review team in the spring. All award recipients are required during their third-year review in Washington, D.C., to present their progress. Funded in 2011 by a five-year, $2 million grant from the NSF, the “Providing Resources and Opportunity to Maximize...
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Talk about food for thought. NIU’s National Science Foundation PROMISE Scholars program is offering a new initiative, “Take a STEM Professor to Lunch,” this fall. Designed to encourage students and faculty to hold conversations outside of class on topics of academic interests, STEM research and professional experiences, the program builds student-professor relationships. Students can schedule...
McKinley "Deacon" Davis
NIU’s McKinley “Deacon” Davis CHANCE Program is celebrating its 45th anniversary. In honor of this significant milestone, the CHANCE Program will offer a series of celebratory programs highlighting special initiatives and topics of interest to the campus community. These presentations will highlight the programs history of CHANCE and the progress that the program has made...
Betty A. Shanahan
NIU’s PROMISE Scholars will host a technology and science talk by Betty A. Shanahan from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. Pizza and refreshments will be served. The event is open to all. Shanahan’s talk, “Authentic Women & Effective Engineers … Create the Future,” will focus on the...
Neil Shubin
NIU’s PROMISE Scholars will host a “virtual lecture” by Neil Shubin from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. Light refreshments will be served. The event is open to all. Shubin researches the evolutionary origin of anatomical features of animals and is an expert on the evolution of...
Themed Learning Communities
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is planning for spring Themed Learning Communities (TLCs) to be offered to freshmen enrolling in their first semester at Northern Illinois University in Fall 2013. TLCs are groups of two or three classes bundled together around a common course theme, interest or major with the goal...