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Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL)

Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL)

 

The Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning (OSEEL) is dedicated to providing opportunities for undergraduates to engage in hands-on learning. Through OSEEL's undergraduate research, service projects, themed learning communities, and other high impact practices, NIU students will develop critical thinking, use creativity, and employ multiple communication strategies while applying their skills to real-world problems. As an outgrowth of the Curricular Innovations strategic plan, OSEEL works collaboratively across university divisions and colleges to create sustainable, relevant, student-centered, research-based programming which utilizes experiential learning, both in and out of the classroom to promote and sustain student academic success.

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  • Kral, Derek C., 1989-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05)
    Over the course of this semester, I have dedicated time to this wonderful opportunity provided by my mentor along with the Student Engagement Fund to gain more experience with computers, the culture, and learn more about ...
  • Krupiarz, Kamila A. (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05-05)
    Uniformity of granular flow behavior is critical in many industries. The behavior in a conveyor apparatus aims to fill a gap in knowledge of achieving uniformity in mass flow rate by correlating velocity profile data with ...
  • Maas, Rebecca D., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05-05)
    Glioblastoma multiforme is a malignant tumor that grows in the human brain. Patients diagnosed with Glioblastomas (GBM) require very extensive and invasive treatment that includes surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. ...
  • Holt, Matthew W., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05-05)
    Genocide is often claimed as a a top down action of political violence. This report does not contest that, but moreover focuses on the social interactions at the individual level that encouraged crimes including, but not ...
  • Wagner, Nicole A., 1987-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05)
    Bison play a key role in maintaining prairies by creating natural disturbances through trampling, grazing and wallowing that shape plant communities. Wallowing can aid prairies, through seed dispersal and soil enrichment, ...
  • Nowakowski, Marissa (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05)
    This project is about the food security insecurities throughout DeKalb.
  • Ibarra, Gabriela (Northern Illinois University, 2017-05)
    Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is an aggressive lymphoma that is further subdivided into activated B cell (ABC) and germinal center B cell (GCB) like subtypes. Each subtype responds to therapy in different ways and ...
  • Sneyd, Megan, M., 1994-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017)
    Information about NIU's sustainable practices is not widely available, leaving much of the NIU community unaware of the progress being made by NIU. By reworking the NIU Sustainability website and by releasing press articles ...
  • Xoxakos, Phoebe; Klement, Kathryn R.; Sagarin, Brad J. (2017)
    Abortion currently and throughout history, has been a wide-spread, controversial topic, though one in three women will obtain abortion services by the time they are 45 (Guttmacher Institute, 2014). Even after the U.S. ...
  • Whiston, Peyton I., 1997-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-04-27)
    Humans are highly dependent upon functional ecosystems for a wide variety of goods and services, known as ecosystem services. Through the decomposition of dung, dung beetles provide an ecosystem service valued at US$380 ...
  • Williams, Lexie A (Northern Illinois University, 2017-04-25)
    Food insecurity at the college and university-level is an issue that has been largely overlooked. Until recently, Northern Illinois University was only able to provide support to students who were experiencing a food crisis ...
  • Casas, Nicholas, 1995-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-04-25)
    This research explores what background characteristics are more closely associated with uncivil acts by members of Congress, while serving in Congress. Put differently, the research seeks to identify biographical attributes ...
  • Schumacher, Jaime L., 1976-- (Northern Illinois University, 2017-02)
    This is an instructional guide created for NIU students to describe the process for depositing their Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day Projects into Huskie Commons.
  • Woodall, Matthew (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    This project consists of the design and development of a quality control vision system. Round Ground Metals produces small diameter Swiss screw machine quality stainless steel bars that will acquire various defects on them ...
  • Woodall, Melissa (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    My research and artistry project involved the creation of two educational posters showing different manipulations that are involved with motion palpation, a chiropractic technique used to diagnose and treat patients. The ...
  • Wong, Aida Yukie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    MetAP 1 is a widespread enzyme found in Rickettsia prowazekii, a gram-negative bacteria that causes typhus and other diseases. As such, it is critical to find active sites of MetAP 1 on Rickettsia prowazekii in order to ...
  • Wittke, Emily (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    The purpose of this study is to determine whether the use of different extremes of the color wheel can change the intended concept of a work of art. Specifically, what happens to the significance of the message of the piece ...
  • Williams, Lexie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    It is clear that health care professionals training now for their careers will be working with a decidedly older population, as “baby boomers” age. In addition, there are approximately one billion people across the globe ...
  • Weston, Maria; Kong, Stephanie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    Seabird colonies can have significant effects on island trophic structure by infusing massive amounts of guano fertilizer into terrestrial zones (Jones, 2010). These nutrients are important for driving soil chemical cycling ...
  • Valles, Dakota (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    Evolutionary psychologists theorizes that humans, as a species, have established sex differences in jealousy due to the male’s fear of paternal uncertainty, and a female’s desire for paternal caregiving that stem from our ...

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