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“If we’re going to out-innovate and out-educate the rest of the world, we’ve got to open doors for everyone. We need all hands on deck, and that means clearing hurdles for women and girls as they navigate careers in science, technology, engineering and math.” — First Lady Michelle Obama It has become crucial for the students...
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Proton Computed Tomography. STEM education. Aerospace job creation. NIU’s significant accomplishments in advancing the creation and application of knowledge will move into the spotlight today in Washington, D.C., where federal lawmakers and their representatives will participate in the university’s first Research Roundtable. Led by President Doug Baker, Board of Trustees Chair John Butler and immediate...
Bright Futures
What is green, sits on rusty metal nails, and has 120 volts of electricity shooting through its vinegary center? It’s the electrified pickle, and it’s going to get zapped again Thursday, June 6, when NIU STEM Outreach and DeKalb County libraries present the Bright Futures Electricity Fair. The Electricity Fair will be held at the...
Scientists from Northern Illinois University and 25 other institutions worldwide are planning an experiment that could open the doors to new realms of particle physics – and new opportunities for NIU students to participate in leading-edge research. But first the core of the experiment – a complex electromagnet that spans 50 feet in diameter –must...
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Northern Illinois University’s Society of Women Engineers (NIU- SWE) is dedicated to empowering women in a male-dominated field. Its mission is to “stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value...
Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella
The NIU Foundation Venture Grants Committee has announced Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella as recipients of the 2013 Venture Grants. In partnership with NIU’s Technology Transfer Office and the Northern Illinois Research Foundation, the NIU Foundation Grants Committee has chosen the proposals that most closely exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, vision and potential for marketability reflected...
Promod Vohra, dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, celebrates the grand opening with Nigel Blakeway, Omron CEO and president of the Omron Foundation.
More than 15 years ago, the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology partnered with Omron to provide internships to NIU students. In working with NIU students and faculty, Omron became fond of CEET’s curriculum, seeing that it had laid a great theoretical platform for students entering the workforce. Later, Omron donated safety and automation equipment...
For the second straight year, Northern Illinois University will host approximately 110 student teams from Illinois for the Illinois Destination ImagiNation Affiliate Tournament Finals on Saturday, April 13. The top two teams in each age division of each challenge will qualify for the Global Finals Tournament, scheduled from Wednesday, May 22, to Saturday, May 25,...
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The NIU Women’s Resource Center host a Hot Topic Tuesday in honor of this year’s theme for Women’s History Month: “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in STEM: Science, Math, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room, the free event will focus on...
Eva Andrei
Prominent scientist Eva Andrei from Rutgers University will deliver a public presentation on the exciting material known as graphene at 3:15 p.m. Friday in Room 200 of La Tourette Hall 200. Professor Andrei’s work on graphene was chosen by Science magazine as one of the 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2009. Within the eight years since...
Photo of a student and a solar panel
Renewable energy is a rapidly growing area of study in today’s world. As the population begins to use up other natural resources such as coal and oil, the future of energy is clean, green and renewable. At the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, students have the opportunity to experience this field first-hand, thanks...
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Judges are needed for the Region V IJAS Science Fair, which takes place Saturday, March 23, in the Holmes Student Center. Science fair judges play a crucial role in an event that encourages the study of science among junior high and high school students, who participate in the fair by writing research papers and creating...
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