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NIU chemist Narayan Hosmane, who is participating in the REU program, works with undergraduate students in his lab.
OK, here’s a cool summer gig for bright college kids. Northern Illinois University is looking for as many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists. Selected students will rub elbows with researchers at federal laboratories, participate in a number of regional workshops...
A photo of penguins
Northern Illinois University will host a workshop for teachers who are seeking to learn more about climate science and Antarctica and to find related resources for their classrooms. The workshop, titled Antarctica’s Climate Secrets, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in Room 116 of Davis Hall on the NIU...
CEET job fair
For the second consecutive year, the NIU College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) celebrated National Engineers Week with events for all ages. The theme for the 2012 Engineers Week was based on the projected world population of 7 billion people. With that many citizens, the many challenges facing our world requires immediate engineering solutions....
STEM Outreach’s Van de Graaf generator will be on display at Monday’s Electrify Your Mind kickoff party.
Expanding  their collaboration on programs such as the SF Teen Read and the STEMfest Book Nook, NIU STEM Outreach and the DeKalb Public Library have partnered to create “Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library.” Throughout the spring, community members are invited to events at the library and NIU’s campus to learn about concepts...
Camp Invention
The nationally acclaimed Camp Invention program is coming to NIU the week from Monday, June 25, through Friday, June 29. Created for children entering grades one through six, the exciting Camp Invention program is a weeklong adventure in creativity that immerses its participants in engaging, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as...
Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day
NIU faculty, staff and alumni are invited to serve as judges Tuesday, April 24, for the third annual Undergraduate Research & Artistry Day. The event takes place in the Duke Ellington Ballroom of the Holmes Student Center. Students can sign up to present during one of four sessions throughout the day. Judges can volunteer for one,...
Howard Brady
Howard Brady, who earned a master’s degree in geology from NIU in 1977, will speak on campus at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, on “The Scientist in Two Worlds.” The speech takes place in DuSable Hall 308. All are invited. Brady is one of the 2011 College of Liberal Arts & Science Distinguished Alumni. He...
Stemfest 2010
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 promises to be even bigger and better than ever with backing from lead...
The Office of the President, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Division of Research and Graduate Studies will celebrate the scientific achievements and significant contributions of NIU professor Clyde Kimball at a symposium and dinner Friday, Sept. 23. The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in  Room 315...
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Northern Illinois University with a $2 million grant to ramp up efforts to encourage more students to choose career paths in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The funding, to be dispersed over five years through NSF’s Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP), is being used...
Jennifer Schmidt and Lee Shumow
As high school science teachers return to their classrooms to begin a new school year, scholars from NIU are urging them to talk more to girls. Otherwise, the College of Education researchers warn, the United States will struggle to meet its scientific and technological ambitions for the future. Science teachers spend 39 percent more class...
roller coaster
Applications are still being accepted to NIU’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming 2011 Academic Summer Camps. 2011 Academic Residential Camps Creative Writing Camp, June 19 to 24, for students entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. STEM Career Investigations Camp, June 19 to 24, for students entering grades 9, 10, 11 or 12. Film...
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