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Just weeks after receiving formal designation as an “Innovation and Economic Prosperity University,” NIU has received one of the nation’s top awards for regional economic development. The Association for Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) on Tuesday announced NIU as the winner of APLU’s inaugural “Place” award for “excelling in community, social, and cultural development work.”...
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When most people hear the word “drone,” they think of covert military airstrikes, but proponents of autonomous systems see them becoming a part of everyday life. Experts have proposed their use in everything from aerial art to pizza delivery. At 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, NIU STEM Outreach invites community members to learn more about...
STEMfest 2013
Saturday’s annual STEMfest provided free fun-filled activities that exposed students to science, technology, engineering and math careers. Frisbee-throwing robots, laser labs and haunted physics labs were just a few favorites showcased at the event hosted by NIU STEM Outreach. The fest included more than 200-hands-on exhibits, attracted nearly 5,000 spectators. Melinda Morrison from Rock Island,...
Pettee Guerrero
College is a defining moment in a person’s life, and many students feel scared about transferring to a four-year university after graduating from community college. The thoughts of not being able to to fit in or afford a college education cross our minds very often. I was one of those students. After I graduated from...
STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. This annual festival introduces learners of all ages to cutting-edge technologies and intriguing science phenomena that will amaze students, parents and educators alike. The event is open to the public. Parking and admission are free. Hosted by...
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Macular degeneration, a common eye disease that affects the retina, is the leading cause of blindness in Americans older than 50. Scientists at NIU are at the forefront of research on the human retina and are seeking new treatment to protect and preserve vision. At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, NIU STEM Outreach invites community...
How can U.S. teachers build the coming generation of U.S. students do to build STEM pipelines? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology introduced more than 30 middle and high school teachers of science, math and technology to engineering careers through an ASM Materials Science professional development program. The program, which inspires and motivates teachers...
Attendees can view the Perseid Meteor Shower, which occurs every August when Earth passes through the tail of the Swift-Tuttle comet. Image courtesy of NASA.
Dean Martin had it right when he crooned “That’s Amore” – wine, stars and Italian food are a magical combination. Join STEM Outreach at Acquaviva Winery for the next STEM Café to enjoy the meteors, the moon, the menu, and, of course, NIU experts on astronomy. “Star Gazing at the Winery” will take place from 7:30...
The next time you grab a frosty mug of your favorite brew, consider this: the beer that you drink is created in labs, viewed under microscopes, analyzed and inspected to ensure the correct oxygen levels and alcohol content. All that science goes into every sip, every pint, every keg, so that your favorite beer looks,...
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You can check an app on your phone to see what the weather is going to be like tomorrow, but what about 10 or even 100 years from now? To predict climate change, geologists are drilling into the heart of Antarctic ice and studying the effects of millions of years of weather. Chill out with...
Imagine taking classes by video game. You wouldn’t just try to get to the next level or beat the game for the fun of it, you would play to ace a test and pass a class. Researchers are harnessing that motivation to play and win video games to teach new and challenging concepts to learners...
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Sycamore will paint the town red and black from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, in support of NIU Night. Visitors are encouraged to wear Huskie gear, meet NIU athletes and get their autographs, participate in mini-sport games and have their pictures taken with Victor E. Huskie. NIU STEM Outreach also will provide hands-on...
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