The Northerner

VIDEO: The Herbarium at NKU

Jason Houston, Caleb Hodges, and Keara McClellan October 7, 2019

Northerner reporters interviewed Dr. Maggie Whiston, the director of NKU's herbarium, about what one could find inside the collection and how students can utilize its resources.

Quynh Nguyen works in a lab inside the science center.

National science grant makes scholarships ‘SOAR’

Jack Flesch , Contributor November 29, 2018

In fall 2019, 36 new NKU students will join hundreds of current NKU students and alumni as members of the Scholarships, Opportunities, Achievements and Results (SOAR) Project as a recent National Science...

Why is NKU so windy?

Any way the wind blows: why campus is so windy

Josh Goad, Reporter February 2, 2018
Why is NKU so windy?
Does your health depend on the neighborhood where you live? The Northern Kentucky Health Dept. says life expectancy differs from county to county.

Health Department: location affects local life expectancies

Seth Johnston, Reporter January 27, 2018
Long live some is the main finding of a Northern Kentucky Health Dept. study on how life expectancy differs from neighborhood to neighborhood presented at NKU’s research colloquium on Jan. 25.
Dr. Kathleen O'Connor discusses the psychological factors that influence mass shooters.

Inside the minds of mass shooters

Abby Anstead , News Editor September 9, 2015

Dr. Kathleen O’Connor stands before a packed classroom, her eyes are narrow and her face is tense. Her hands hung at her side, almost as still as the atmosphere of the room.Despite the size of the crowd,...

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Student-created chemical recycling machine could cut costs, benefit the environment

Kevin Schultz, Digital Projects Manager November 2, 2014

Tucked away in the corner of a small research lab on the second floor of the science center is a funny-looking, gurgling machine. Constructed from what looks like the remnants of a pool noodle, your grandmother’s...

Equal rights group tries to patch ‘leaky pipeline’

Andrea Carter, Staff Writer August 11, 2014

The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative (KGSC) at NKU is seeking to change the problem of underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) careers. KGSC is a branch...

A group of students play a musical piece during 2013 Celebration.

Student Research and Creativity Celebration provides a voice for all

Tori Lentz and Brittany Smart April 10, 2014

The annual Student Research and Creativity celebration will commence its 12th year next week from April 14th -18th as one of the largest student and faculty collaborations on NKU’s campus. Event co-chairman...

Drowning in data: NKU creates new data science major

Maggie Pund, News editor September 25, 2013

Every minute, trillions of bytes of data are being created. From passive online browsing to checking out at the grocery store, the volume and variety of data being collected every day would seem inconceivable...

Associate dean working to close  ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Associate dean working to close ‘gender gap’ in computer science

Silvana Hill, Staff writer September 19, 2013

“This is what I’ve learned: You don’t say anything about it,” said Maureen Doyle to summarize her experience as a woman in the male-dominated fi eld of computer science. “People will ask me,...

Autism hits home for NKU student

Erin Pierce, Contributing writer April 3, 2013

Symposium, local programs teach the science behind the disorder The Dorothy Westerman Hermann Autism Symposium was held in the Otto Budig Theater March 22, allowing many students to hear from professionals...

Ce;ebrating Student research success

Roxanna Blevins, Assignments editor March 27, 2012

Northern Kentucky University will celebrate students’ work in the annual Celebration of Student Research and Creativity April 2-6. On any given day at NKU, students are playing instruments, performing...

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