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R&D World Magazine has named an innovative discovery first made in an NIU laboratory on campus among the prestigious R&D 100 Awards. Sometimes called the​ “Oscars of Innovation,” R&D 100 Awards honor revolutionary ideas in science and technology and the innovators behind them. In August, a research team, led by NIU and the U.S. Department...
Dara Little, assistant vice president for research and sponsored programs at NIU, has been elected to the board of directors for the Society of Research Administrators (SRA) International. SRA International is the premier global research management society providing education, professional development and the latest comprehensive information about research management to professionals from over 40 countries....
The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition (ISTC) is highlighting the innovative research work of NIU Professors Elizabeth Gaillard and Tao Xu, both faculty members in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Gaillard and Xu are among a select group of scholars from Illinois institutions tapped for the ISTC’s 2020 Researchers to Know list. The list...
NSF grant paves way for paid summer research experiences in Estonia Travel to northern Europe. Work with leading scientists. Conduct real-world—and really important—research on climate change. And get paid! This isn’t a too-good-to-be-true offer. It’s a new project that will involve small groups of select students who will travel to historic and picturesque Estonia to...
A $1 million National Science Foundation grant awarded to Northern Illinois University will provide scholarships and mentoring for high-achieving, low-income students pursuing STEM degrees. Spearheaded by Ralph Wheeler, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the NSF Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program will benefit 46 students over a...
Mary Beth Henning and Sadie Filipski When Sadie Filipski heard an offer to assist in research that she knew would impact her eventual career as an elementary school teacher, she volunteered immediately. “Going into something so relatable to what I’m going to be doing was so exciting,” says Filipski, a senior Elementary Education major. “I wanted to...
Discover Financial Services and Northern Illinois University are announcing the launch of an exciting program that will allow a select number of students to explore new ideas, help solve real-world business challenges and collaborate with working professionals without ever leaving the university’s campus. The “Discover Campus Innovator Program” will provide tech-savvy students with opportunities to...
Crime scene investigators might someday get help from technology being developed by a Northern Illinois University professor and initially tested on campus by his student researchers. The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has awarded a grant of more than $628,000 over two years to NIU Chemistry and Biochemistry professor Oliver Hofstetter to support his efforts...
Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and the Community Engagement Showcase (CES) not only highlight the great work that our students are participating in but the dedication and support that our NIU faculty and staff have for our students’ success and growth at NIU. The relationship between students and their faculty mentors are life-changing, often...
In the grand scale of history, it might seem like a minor footnote: an 1854 train wreck near Trillick, a small village in northwestern Ireland, that killed two railway engineers and left several passengers injured. But NIU history professor Sean Farrell sees much more. One of the world’s first “train wreckings,” the crash was no...
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