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Students looking for fun, hands-on ways to explore new careers this summer can register for Northern Illinois University’s summer camps. NIU’s day and residential camps run throughout June, July and August and cover a variety of topics to keep students in elementary school through high school engaged in learning and growing. They also offer students...
David Gunkel
Virtually no field or discipline has been left untouched by technological innovation. This is especially true in the field of communication, where so many daily interactions with each other have moved to computer-mediated systems. For this reason, it is often considered necessary to teach students how to use the technology that has and will continue...
Jack Andraka
The American Cancer Society predicts that the United States will have 1,658,370 new cancer cases diagnosed and 589,430 cancer deaths in this year alone. Experts agree that the best way to fight cancer is to stay healthy and active and to get recommended screening tests, but early detection can be difficult because of expensive, outdated...
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At NIU, innovation is new knowledge put to new use. NIU’s Division of Research & Innovation Partnerships requests nominations to recognize NIU faculty, staff and students who have gone above and beyond in the area of innovation. This is the second year for the Innovation Certificate of Recognition Program, which acknowledges the contributions of individuals...
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All are welcome Thursday, March 26, to join the NIU College of Education for a spring tradition: the Community Learning Series. During this semester’s “Innovation in the Classroom” discussion, a panel of NIU alumni will share their experiences in introducing innovative teaching methods and ideas into their classrooms. Topics include literacy, special education and technology...
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NIU’s Division of Information Technology will host a technology event for faculty from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, in Ellington’s at the Holmes Student Center. At this event, faculty can familiarize themselves with the Hadoop pilot program, try Google Glass and other wearables and get advice from IT experts about their mobile devices....
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Inexpensive high-tech gadgets and online do-it-yourself instructions are enabling regular folks to move manufacturing and high-tech tinkering out of factories and labs and into basements and garages. This can-do attitude and embrace of new technologies are at the heart of the Maker Movement, a growing subculture that shares ideas, tools and work spaces as they...
STEM Divas pink hats
Louise McCarthy, CFO of WALT LTD, feels strongly about the importance of getting girls as well as boys interested in STEM: science, engineering, technology and math. “When I heard about NIU STEM Divas,” McCarthy says, “I knew immediately that we wanted to help.” WALT LTD became the first corporate sponsor of STEM Divas by donating...
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Does your daughter take apart appliances to see how they tick? Is your son building a robot companion out of household items? You just might be the proud parent of a future scientist or engineer. NIU’s STEM Outreach has developed new and exciting STEM Saturday classes that give your young Einsteins the chance to tinker,...
Research Rookie and Mentor Matching Engine mentor Tyler Stringer
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Do you have a desire to help students who are just beginning their journeys in the world of research? Mentor Matching Engine is looking for mentors like you. The Mentor Matching Engine is an online platform designed to connect professors and teachers with high school students to help mentor them...
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NIU’s Student Association Senate is conducting a survey to gain knowledge on the technology needs of students. The survey is open until Thursday, Feb. 12. For more information, call (815) 753-9918 or email [email protected]
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The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition – NIU President Doug Baker serves as chair of the board – realized unprecedented growth and impact in 2014 that strengthened Illinois’ position as a hub for innovation. Created by the State of Illinois 25 years ago as a public-private partnership, ISTC now harnesses a network of more than 40 academic,...
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