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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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  • 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 ...
  • Stringer, Tyler (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    We expect to analyze data compiled from many snapshots of x-ray diffraction patterns. These snapshots will be taken with a charge-coupled device (CCD) camera, and these data will be processed by using NIU’s supercomputer, ...
  • Striegel, Markie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    This research examines the different representations of imperial women by two ancient Roman historians, Plutarch and Tacitus. While both historians wrote during the period from 60-117 C.E., their different positions within ...
  • Shiau, Jayson (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    The Digital Design with FPGA prototyping being undertaken with Dr. Reza Hashemian involves using a Nexys 4 digital board created by Xilinx and manipulating it through a hardware design language to be able to incorporate ...
  • Senf, Maria (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    Compared to the general population, college students have poorer sleep habits, which also tend to negatively affect their academic performance. Research suggests that part of this issue is due to technology use patterns ...
  • Rosinski, Leanna (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    The ability to understand and condense research articles is crucial for success as an undergraduate psychology student; however, this does not come naturally to many students. Sommer et al. (2014) found that students tend ...
  • Root, Larissa (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    In this capstone project, geothermal energy is investigated both in its role in the United States, as well as in Iceland. The feasibility of geothermal energy for electricity production will be analyzed within a framework ...
  • González, Sandra (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    As part of an effort to explore the Latino community and its history, the Latino Oral History Project looks to collect the oral histories of the descendents of families to learn more about migration patterns to the Chicagoland ...
  • Jacob, Rachel (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    This project focuses on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 and its role in the history of equal employment opportunity law in the United States. Although Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination ...
  • Hashimoto, Wataru (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    The current study will focus on the impact of a calculus and physics Themed Learning Community (TLC) in order to compare to non-TLC sections on the Force Concept Inventory (FCI), which tests student’s conceptual understanding ...
  • Farrell, Rachel; Goldblum, David (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    This study analyzes carbon cycle processes in prairie environments, with the goal of determining carbon sequestration (containment) capacity of prairies of varying quality. Results of the study will be used to aid in ...
  • Cincotta, Natalie (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    When Germany surrendered in May 1945, cultural life found itself at a standstill. In the west, the Allies took immediate control of the film industry, including the reeducation and denazification of German citizens, while ...
  • Aziz, Namra (Northern Illinois University, 2015-05)
    The commonly used detection and preservation of latent fingerprints methods employ dry powders or wet chemistry principles to visualize the samples in the field and also for laboratory analysis. This research examines a ...

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