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Permanent solution: ‘Lady in Red and Black’ virtual exhibit preserves history of NIU women

New technologies are making a permanent existence possible for temporary museum exhibits such “Lady in Red and Black: Ode to Northern Illinois,” which was created by Barbara Cole Peters in 2006. NIU’s Digital Convergence Lab recruited an interdisciplinary team of undergraduate and

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Photo of magnified blood cells

Big fun in a tiny package: October STEM Café explores nanotechnology, making stuff smaller

Imagine a TV screen made of flexible material that you can roll up and put in your pocket. Picture tiny robots coursing through veins to target cancers without damaging healthy cells. This isn’t a remake of “The Fantastic Voyage,” it is the

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NIU Robotics Club

New organization gives engineering students opportunity to work, compete with robotics

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology soon will have a new robotics club. The first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in Room 253 (the Acoustics and Vibrations Lab) of the Engineering Building. Junior electrical engineering major Ryan Riddel

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NASA image of the Transit of Venus

‘Summer Under the Stars’ 2012 blasts off June 5 with a viewing of Venus’ transit across the sun

We can’t all be astronauts or afford a seat on Virgin Galactic’s private shuttle to the International Space Station. So NIU STEM Outreach and the Davis Hall Observatory are offering community members a closer look at the heavens with the Summer Under

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