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Sure, we all know brothers and sisters will squabble from time to time – NIU psychology researchers say sibling conflict is normal. But parents should be aware that the fighting can cross a line and enter bullying territory, with harmful effects. NIU psychology professors Christine Malecki and Michelle Demaray blog on the topic this week...
How can you beat the power of the sun? NIU chemistry and biochemistry professor Tao Xu thinks you can’t. He believes solar power will be a big player on the energy scene in the future. “Eventually, we’re going to use up the fossil fuels, which are not recyclable,” Xu says, noting that some predict known...
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Students in biological sciences and psychology have won the NIU Graduate Council best thesis and ...
URAD
Mark your calendars! NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the sixth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. More than 300 students presented their work at last year’s event; the 2015 edition is...
Tim Hodson
[vsw id=”oVtlIB-EbXg” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] The coastline, or grounding zone, where the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet atop land meets the Ross Sea, is considered an important piece of the puzzle for scientists working to predict the effect of climate change on rising seawaters, which threaten coastal cities worldwide. Yet researchers have never laid...
Ashley Sands
The 2014-15 cohort of Research Rookies has been named. NIU’s Research Rookies Program links undergraduate freshmen, sophomore, and first-semester transfer students with faculty mentors in their major or area of interest to conduct a small-scale research project. A total of 49 NIU undergraduate students have been named as Research Rookies for the program’s fifth year...
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It’s not uncommon nowadays for grandparents to live with grandchildren, with many acting as full-time parents. And that family arrangement can bring unique challenges, says Laura Pittman, an NIU professor of psychology. Pittman blogs on the topic today on the Psychology Today website, examining questions related to how living in a grandparent-headed household influences a...
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Artistry requires research, and a great deal of research also requires more than a little artistry. To that end, University Honors has developed a unique approach to integrating artistry with research by funding six new entry-level projects for the 2014-15 academic year. Six students will work with several different NIU faculty members to develop their...
Lee Shumow and Jennifer Schmidt
Jennifer Schmidt and Lee Shumow wrote the book – literally – for teachers seeking the best ways to motivate high school students to learn and love science. Now the educational psychology professors from the NIU College of Education are turning their attention to after-school and summer projects that enroll underserved and underrepresented youth. Schmidt and...
The University Libraries offer financial grants to NIU faculty and graduate students to help defray the cost of publishing in open access journals that require an article publication fee. Two NIU researchers’ articles have been able to receive wider exposure as a result of being published in open access journals. Winifred Creamer of the Department...
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Argonne National Laboratory invites undergraduate students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields to attend the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. Scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, this event provides undergraduates the unique opportunity to present their research and connect with other students in their fields while visiting a world-class research...
2014 summer research participants learn about responsible conduct in research.
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will offer undergraduate research workshops to support undergraduates in their understanding and ability to participate in research. Students from all majors and departments are encouraged to attend. The first workshop will is planned from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, in Room 125 of Altgeld Hall....
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