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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...
For the third consecutive year, an NIU student in physics has landed a prestigious graduate student research award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science. The DOE announced earlier this month that NIU’s 25-year-old Tyler Burch, a Ph.D. degree candidate, is one of 60 students from across the nation to receive the...
Over 210 NIU students displayed their research skills, discoveries and artistry on Wednesday, April 18, during the university’s ninth annual Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day (URAD). Many others highlighted their important work with community-based service projects during the Community Engagement Showcase (CES). Descriptions of all student projects are available online. With the help of over...
With scarcely a day going by without proposals, protests or headlines surrounding the issue of immigration, Northern Illinois University history professor Aaron Fogleman informs present-day issues by peering deep into the past. From 1492 to 1870, more than 22 million migrants made their way to the Americas, says Fogleman, who quantified the wave of migration...
Excessive sitting, some say, is the new smoking – in other words, something that insidiously contributes to shortening a lifespan. Indeed, says Emerson Sebastião, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, at least one decade of research into physical activity behavior shows that “sitting too much is going to be...
Faculty and student research endeavors in chemistry, biology, geology, physics, engineering, health sciences and other fields at NIU will receive a major boost with the addition of $2.5 million in state-of-the-art scientific instrumentation in the coming years. The Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) is launching the five-year equipment-purchase program with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI), a...
Arielle Rogers, an NIU Ph.D. degree candidate in social and industrial-organizational psychology, was recently selected as a recipient of two prestigious awards supporting her research on the impact of sleep quality for workers in fields related to customer service. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology awarded Rogers with the Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student...
NIU’s Anna Quider will play a leading role this year in advocating for federal research funding to the nation’s universities. Quider, NIU’s director of federal relations, recently was elected president of the board of directors for the Science Coalition, a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization representing more than 50 of the nation’s leading public and private...
Three members of the NIU Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships—Dara Little, Anna Quider and Kellie Dyslin—have recently been named to key leadership positions in national and international organizations supporting research and higher education. “These are impressive achievements that speak to the professionalism of the staff in Research and Innovation Partnerships,” said Jerry Blazey, the...
Erin Heath, associate director of government relations for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), will visit campus next month to talk about federal funding for scientific research. Her presentation, which is part of NIU’s PI Academy Professional Development series, will be held from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in room 200 of...
Daniel Boyden, an NIU student in physics, has won a prestigious graduate student research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. The highly competitive award is given to students who have the potential to make important contributions to the mission of the DOE Office of Science. This is the second consecutive year...
The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) will present Christine D. Worobec, Board of Trustees and distinguished research professor emerita at Northern Illinois University, with the Distinguished Contributions Award at its annual conference Nov. 9-12, in Chicago, IL. The Distinguished Contributions Award is ASEEES’ highest honor, recognizing individuals with an exemplary record...
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