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On a bitter cold day this past January, professor Tom Sims is surrounded by signs of spring – hundreds of delicate blossoms in shades of purple and pink and white sprouting in an old greenhouse on campus at NIU’s Montgomery Hall. This is petunia central, and the spadework done here could help usher in a...
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NIU’s Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society will host the 11th annual Graduate Student Presentation Competition in April in coordination with the Graduate Student Research Association conference. Judging takes place Saturday April 19, in the Holmes Student Center. Awards – $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place – will be presented...
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At NIU, innovation is new knowledge put to new use. NIU’s Division of Research & Innovation Partnerships requests nominations to recognize NIU faculty, staff and students who have gone above and beyond in the area of innovation. This is the inaugural year for the Innovation Certificate of Recognition Program, which acknowledges the contributions of individuals...
Thirteen NIU students displayed posters of their research recently during the prestigious annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. The AAAS is an international non-profit organization with a mission to promote cooperation among scientists, defend scientific freedom, encourage scientific responsibility and support scientific education and outreach. Every year,...
NIU Research Rookie Hannah Savage
As the fifth annual Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day approaches, the Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning is offering two poster design workshops to assist student presenters with creating their posters for the event. The workshops, which will guide students through the design process, will be held in Room 305 of the Holmes Student...
Lynne M. Thomas
Lynne M. Thomas, curator of Rare Books and Special Collections and associate professor, will give a presentation next month on the Open Access to Research Articles Act. The talk is scheduled at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, in the staff lounge on the lower level of Founders Memorial Library. Open Access allows scholarly authors to maintain...
Undergraduate Research Assistantship
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning is currently accepting faculty proposals for the summer and fall 2014 sessions of the Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) program. The program was designed to provide students additional opportunities to work under faculty mentors within their fields. URA grants funding to approximately 15 to 20 faculty members during...
2013 Summer Research Opportunities Program participants
Interested in gaining research experience? This summer, the Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) will host undergraduate students from NIU to complete research at NIU and the surrounding community. SROP is an eight-week program for sophomores, juniors, and some seniors to conduct paid, faculty-mentored, research over the summer weeks. The program gives participants the chance to...
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Students, interested in potential research opportunities that exist on campus to enhance your academic career? Faculty, inquisitive as to what collaborations might exist for future grant applications and research on campus? Campus staff, curious as to what research is being conducted at your employer? NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability and Energy...
Oh, if science teachers only knew what their students were really thinking about during lessons. Well, Northern Illinois University researchers actually figured out a way to tap into high school students’ thoughts during class time, and there were plenty of surprises and valuable insights. So many, in fact, that the three-year research project studying students’...
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News from Washington, D.C. … Further review of the FY 2014 omnibus appropriations bill reveals language that was included that will make about half of federally funded research accessible to the public. This provision requires federal agencies under the Labor, Health and Human Services and Education portion of the bill with research budgets of $100...
NIU students presentt their research at URAD.
Registration for the fifth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) is now open. URAD, sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Any undergraduate student currently enrolled at NIU who has...
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