Top: Timothy Hagen and Lichuan Liu. Bottom: Federico Sciammarella and Tao Xu

Venture Grant finalists seeking help

NIU’s second annual Venture Grant competition will provide four faculty members with the opportunity to vie for $20,000 in cash to help move their ideas from concept to finished product. NIU students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can get involved

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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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Tao Xu

Chemistry’s Tao Xu receives CAREER grant worth $400K from National Science Foundation

NIU professor Tao Xu, who has developed a promising nanoscience research program in solar energy conversion, is now getting a big boost from the National Science Foundation. NSF awarded the chemistry and biochemistry professor with a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER)

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