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Video and sports projects receive NKU grants

NKU's Informatics+ supports innovative research that connects students to regional and global initiatives and leverage information's power. (Provided by NKU)

Rachel Smith, News Editor

August 27, 2020

Student-driven video and sports projects have received grant funding through NKU’s Informatics+ center, officials announced via email today. The projects, Science Around Cincy and the Know Rivalry Project, were funded to connect students with regional initiatives and provide them with real-world lea...

No Bones About It: Evolutionary Studies is Skeletons of Fun

No Bones About It: Evolutionary Studies is Skeletons of Fun

Caitlyn Helton, Contributor

February 27, 2020

The evolutionary studies minor at NKU fuses anthropology and various natural sciences to build a complete picture of the evolutionary history of the world and the creatures inhabiting it. The wide array of courses and unique field trips and opportunities this minor provides make this program shine.  E...

Breathing life into classrooms with STEM

CINSAM's STEM Outreach Director Ella Bowling and school students.

Rachel Smith, Staff Reporter

December 5, 2019

Termites. Toads. Mealworms. Madagascar hissing cockroaches. These animals are considered pests in a home, but in P-12 science classes across Kentucky and Ohio, they are essential teaching tools for NKU’s Next Generation STEM Classroom Project. The university’s Center for Integrative Natural Science ...

National science grant makes scholarships ‘SOAR’

Quynh Nguyen works in a lab inside the science center.

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 Foundation grant puts the SOAR Project back on its feet. The SOAR Project began at NKU in 2008 in eff...

NKU trends toward diversity

Kathleen Roberts is the Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence.

Josh Goad, Reporter

March 21, 2018

Dr. Kathleen Roberts serves as NKU’s Senior Advisor to the President for Inclusive Excellence. From her office at the top of the Lucas Administrative Center she coordinates with staff and faculty across campus. Roberts, NKU and the Commonwealth want college to be a culturally affective experience that bring...

NKU hosts its first STEM-EXPO

Kelsey Klinefelter is a biology major. Despite feeling as if STEM fields can be dominated by men, she finds power in female role models.

Leonard Ivey, Reporter

September 28, 2016

Whether you’ve set your sights on the stars above, the ground below, or even the ocean floor, there’s a club for you at NKU. To prove it, NKU’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) and the Science Advisors are sponsoring the first ever STEM-EXPO — STEM being a shorth...

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 of the National Girls Collaborative Project. It serves as a platform in which leaders can discuss t...

Stem Majors switch gears

Stem Majors switch gears

Roxanna Blevins, Assignment editor

February 1, 2012

Many individuals will begin to pursue college degrees that they will not complete. Of the 2,211 students who enrolled as freshman at Northern Kentucky University in fall 2010, 1,466, or 66.3 percent, returned in fall 2011. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors constitute one...

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