Engineering professor Sciammarella publishes experimental mechanics textbook with father

Federico Sciammarella, assistant professor in the NIU Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently published a textbook titled, “Experimental Mechanics of Solids.” The book came as the result of collaboration between Sciammarella and his father, Cesar Sciammarella. The younger Sciammarella has taught in the

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NIU student computer whizzes prove to be ‘mainframe masters’ in annual IBM contest

Northern Illinois University computer science students turned in a top performance in the annual IBM Master the Mainframe contest. The contest, which allows students to distinguish themselves in mainframe computing abilities, drew nearly 4,000 participants from across the United States and Canada.

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Jeremy Benson, Assistant Director of NIU’s summer youth STEM camps, will lead these interactive Science Saturdays classes.

NIU STEM Outreach invites all young Einsteins to ‘spring into science’ with Science Saturdays

Beginning Saturday, Feb. 11, NIU STEM Outreach will present Science Saturdays, a series of six, interactive, hands-on science classes for students in fourth-grade and higher. STEM Outreach associate Jeremy Benson will help students explore science, technology, engineering and math (STEM!) and learn

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STEMfest 2011: ‘Everything is cool’

As the last of STEMfest’s 4,000 participants trickled out of the Convocation Center Oct. 22, they were still buzzing with the day’s excitement. “The lasers are cool! The static electricity is cool!” one young girl chattered to her parents. She looked out

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Kristin Stanford

Snake doctor: NIU researcher Kristin Stanford has her hands full, dirty tonight on PBS station

For those who didn’t get enough thrills and chills on Halloween, NIU researcher and Ph.D. student Kristin Stanford, aka the “Island Snake Lady” of Ohio’s Put-in-Bay Harbor, will be featured tonight on San Fransisco PBS station KQED. Fortunately, you don’t have to

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Convocation Center to host Oct. 22 STEMfest

After a hugely successful event last year, NIU now is gearing up to hold its second annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Festival, better known as STEMfest, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the NIU Convocation Center. The festival

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