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Now Accepting 2015-16 Research Rookies Applications

Undergraduate freshmen, sophomores, and first-semester transfer students who would like to participate in the Research Rookies program during the 2015-16 school year are invited to submit an application. Instructions and materials are available on the Research Rookies website (www.niu.edu/researchrookies). Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all spots are filled. However, the preferred deadline for complete applications is July 17, 2015. Please contact ResearchRookies@niu.edu with any questions.

Now Accepting Huskie Service Scholars Fellow and Peer Mentor Applications

We are currently accepting fellow and peer mentor applications for the Huskie Service Scholars (HSS) program for the 2015-16 academic year, and we want you! HSS has now been on campus for four years. In these past few years, the program has been changing to provide a rewarding experience for both students and site supervisors (campus partner). Visit our website or contact Katie Birkey at kbirkey2@niu.edu or 815-753-8154 for more information.

Now Accepting Themed Learning Community Peer Leader Applications

If you would like to help first-year students transition into the University setting and support their academic success, we encourage you to apply to be a Themed Learning Community (TLC) Peer Leader. More information about the our TLCs and our Peer Leader application can be found on our website. Further questions can be directed to Marilyn Lorch at mlorch1@niu.edu or 815-753-8158.

Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research

Undergraduate Special Opportunities in Artistry & Research (USOAR) is a program that helps fund and support undergraduate students who have designed their own research or artistry project. Funds can be used in a variety of ways, such as purchasing special equipment or studying abroad. To receive funds, project proposals are due October 2, 2015. For more information, contact the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) at ugresearch@niu.edu or 815-753-8154.

Student Engagement Fund

The Student Engagement Fund (SEF) is a collaborative effort by the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to provide funding for students working on faculty-mentored research projects and to support undergraduate student engagement project. The deadline for the spring 2016 application is October 15, 2015. Applications can be found on the SEF website. For further information, visit our website or contact Michaela Holtz at 753-8155 or Dave Ballantine at 753-7969.


Summer Research Symposium

NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the Summer Research Symposium from 9:00AM to 2:00PM on Friday, August 7, 2015 in Altgeld Hall (tentative).

Any undergraduate student who has participated in a faculty-mentored research or artistry project is eligible to showcase his or her work at the Summer Research Symposium. Students have the opportunity to present their work in a 15-minute oral presentation or poster format.  Online registration is coming soon. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning at 815-753-8154.