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Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) poster
When the Industrial Physics Forum (IPF) begins Sept. 28 in Brazil, NIU students and faculty will join in the conversation – that is, if Anna Quider has anything to say about it. Quider, NIU’s new director of federal relations, is spreading the word about the conference that aims to scientifically drive economic development in Latin...
Summer is just around the corner. What are your young Einsteins going to do to keep their minds engaged? This June, July and August, NIU STEM Outreach and other STEM departments are offering more camp experiences than ever before. Whether students want to learn how roller coasters work, design their own video games, create scientifically...
Eric Haan, district technology director for Eastland CUSD 308, has coordinated the district’s participation in the iFiber network since the project began in 2011.
Eric Haan believes in iFiber and the benefits made possible by the high-speed fiber broadband network, not just for his rural school district but for the entire northwest Illinois region. “The truth is, for as many uses as I can name now for the iFiber network, there are so many more we haven’t even thought...
Brianno Coller
Brianno Coller, a newly named Presidential Teaching Professor, will speak Wednesday, April 30, on “Learning While Playing Video Games.” The talk is planned from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Illinois Room of the Holmes Student Center. For the past few years, NIU engineering students have been learning complex mathematical and physical concepts while playing...
Christina Magee
Christina Magee sets the bar high for teachers within the subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the region. She mentors the Rockford Robotics Team and is the college and career academy coach at Guilford High School. In March, she received a Rockford Chamber of Commerce award for Business Catalyst of the Year....
Do you have a great scientific research concept in mind but lack the high-powered tech facilities to get it done? If so, here’s a workshop for you. Northern Illinois University will host a one-day Argonne User Facility Awareness and Utilization Workshop from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in the Lincoln Room of...
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Proving once and for all that it’s cool to be brainy, more than 500 Illinois students gathered March 6 on the NIU campus to compete in math and science. NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) hosted the 2014 Worldwide Youth Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge Sectional. The competition ranks high schools based...
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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 inaugural year for the Innovation Certificate of Recognition Program, which acknowledges the contributions of individuals...
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The PROMISE Scholars Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, will offer two opportunities to support students’ interests in NIU research and STEM professional development. From 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, the PROMISE Scholars will host a STEM conference titled, “Advancing STEM Education: Priming the Pump.” Invited companies include Fermi National Accelerator Lab, Lucent-Alcatel,...
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All members of the campus community are invited to meet finalists for the position of vice president of Information Technology and chief information officer at open forums beginning this week. All forums will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center. The first candidate will appear Thursday, Feb. 6, in...
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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...
NIU Robotics Club
For an aspiring engineer, building a successful project is one of the greatest things in the world. Meeting a team of engineers who can teach, articulate and demonstrate how to be an engineer is a close second. Members of Fox Valley Robotics & Batavia Robotics got the best of both worlds when the NIU Robotics...
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