Summer research opportunities pave way to student success
As the excitement builds with the approach of a new school year, I have set a series of strategic focus areas for NIU. Among them are the growth of our academic and research programs and student career success. Over the past few weeks, I've had the privilege of meeting dozens of NIU students well on their way to career success as a result of the opportunities NIU provided. Just a few days ago, we held a Summer Research Programs Symposium for students engaged in summer research. I am continually amazed by the quality of the research and insights produced by our students and the faculty mentors who guide these experiences.
The enthusiasm and momentum at NIU for our academic programs, our great new facilities, our faculty, staff and, of course, our students, is energizing as Dana and I prepare to welcome new and returning students to DeKalb next week.