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The College of Health and Human Sciences (CHHS) is now home to a research laboratory, responsible for gathering data to inform health-care decisions. The Health and Human Sciences Survey Research Laboratory, formerly part of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, is a call center, conducting health surveys. The phone surveys provide data for the Illinois Behavioral...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) will host the annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) and Community Engagement Showcase (CES) from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored research or...
The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is excited to introduce the Research Brigade as a new addition to the existing Research Rookies program. Research Rookies encourages undergraduates to engage in undergraduate research early. First-year, sophomore and first-semester transfer students are paired with faculty mentors with an opportunity to conduct a small-scale research...
Looking to gain experience that will prepare you for your future career? Interested in building your skills in writing and oral communication and critical thinking, two of the most sought-after qualities for today’s employers? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you should consider applying for one of the many undergraduate research programs...
Is the day coming when knowledge of the genetics behind human diseases will point the way to cures? At the next STEM Café – “The Human Blueprint” – NIU associate professor of biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientific understanding of how genes relate to medical conditions. Johns then will describe the challenge of...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fourth annual Summer Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in Altgeld Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Any undergraduate student who has participated in faculty-mentored research or artistry over the course of the 2015-16 academic...
An ongoing two-year initiative has focused new attention on the need to better address rigor and reproducibility in research. This heightened awareness of problems identified in the quality (rigor) with which some published studies have been completed as well as the lack of transparency in reporting the details of completed studies led to extensive discussion...
Shanay Murdock
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning hosted a brown bag colloquia series this semester to showcase the work of students who achieved success in their independent research, artistry or civic engagement projects. The colloquia series wrapped up with presentations from four undergraduate students. Senior Jessica Sandlund from Community Leadership and Civic Engagement discussed...
Amy Stich
Does the U.S. education system function to reproduce inequalities of social class and race while claiming to improve access for minorities and financially disadvantaged students? Yes, says Amy Stich, an assistant professor in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. “We have decades of research on academic tracking at the secondary level that...
NIU’s PI Academy series will wrap up from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 22, with a mock NIH review panel in Altgeld Hall 315. The panel will highlight the deliberations that take place during a review session and will be led by a team of NIU investigators who have experience as peer reviewers. Professors...
With powerful supercomputing abilities and a support team in place to help users, NIU’s new Center for Research Computing and Data (CRCD) is poised to usher in a new era of big-data scientific research on campus. Just consider some of the center’s ongoing projects: Assembling and annotating the genomes of two species of petunia. Modeling...
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The Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning continues to host a brown bag lecture series to showcase research, artistry and community engagement projects completed by students who have received funding through the Student Engagement Fund and Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Research & Artistry. Physics major Waturu Hashimoto and biological sciences major Maria Weston will...
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