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NIU physics professor Stephen Martin at Fermilab
The natural scientist is constantly in search of truth, characterized by the ideal of an uncompromising intolerance for mistakes. However, everyone makes them. Recognizing mistakes is an indispensable part of the learning process. Indeed, mistakes – by both student and teacher – can be systematically built into classroom strategies. The collision with, and defeat of, carefully...
Logo of Argonne National Laboratory
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...
PROMISE Scholars logo
NIU’s PROMISE Scholars Program presented highlights of the program’s progress to a National Science Foundation review team in the spring. All award recipients are required during their third-year review in Washington, D.C., to present their progress. Funded in 2011 by a five-year, $2 million grant from the NSF, the “Providing Resources and Opportunity to Maximize...
Photo of a bacon cheeseburger
Talk about food for thought. NIU’s National Science Foundation PROMISE Scholars program is offering a new initiative, “Take a STEM Professor to Lunch,” this fall. Designed to encourage students and faculty to hold conversations outside of class on topics of academic interests, STEM research and professional experiences, the program builds student-professor relationships. Students can schedule...
NIU student Jessica Puckett mentors a SEEK camper.
When it comes to STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education leaders note a substantial disparity in the participation and retention rates among African-Americans. The low number of students of color pursuing STEM degrees, and the absence of underrepresented students obtaining those degrees, is only becoming more critical. Members of the National Society...
NIU biologist Rangaswamy “Nathan” Meganathan works with Debarati Ghose, a graduate student in biology.
First, the good news: Five NIU professors this summer snagged three prestigious grants that total nearly $1 million. Now for the better news: the funding also provides cutting-edge research opportunities for NIU students, allowing them to work alongside top scientists in their disciplines. “These are impressive research projects by an extraordinary group of faculty scientists...
Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) poster
When the Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) begins Sept. 28 in Brazil, NIU students and faculty will join in the conversation – that is, if Anna Quider has anything to say about it. Quider, NIU’s new director of federal relations, is spreading the word about the conference that aims to scientifically drive economic development in Latin...
Bright skies over the NIU campus July 3 provided perfect weather for an afternoon at the races – the solar-powered model car races, that is. The competition area outside Gable and DuSable halls resounded with happy cheers, mechanical whirs and the clack-clack-clack of plastic wheels against sidewalk as 42 young people launched the cars they...
Summer is just around the corner. What are your young Einsteins going to do to keep their minds engaged? This June, July and August, NIU STEM Outreach and other STEM departments are offering more camp experiences than ever before. Whether students want to learn how roller coasters work, design their own video games, create scientifically...
Ross Powell
The Illinois Junior Academy of Science (IJAS) will hold its annual state exposition Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3, at the NIU Convocation Center. Project displays will be open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. More than 1,400 seventh- through 12th-grade students from across Illinois – some of the state’s...
Christina Magee
Christina Magee sets the bar high for teachers within the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the region. She mentors the Rockford Robotics Team and is the college and career academy coach at Guilford High School. In March, she received a Rockford Chamber of Commerce award for Business Catalyst of the Year....
Do you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Lincoln Room of...
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