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As part of the ongoing celebration of NIU’s 125th anniversary, a group of faculty will join NIU President Lisa Freeman as part of a delegation traveling to Washington, DC to celebrate the university’s story and present on research and artistry programs.The event will be held Wednesday, March 11 in the Longworth House Office Building cafeteria, located at 15 Independence Avenue SE, in Washington, DC from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Honorary congressional co-hosts are Rep. Don Bacon ’84 (Nebraska 2nd), Rep. Robin Kelly, ’04 (Illinois 2nd), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Illinois 16th) and Rep. Lauren Underwood (Illinois 14th).

Todd Buck, assistant director of NIU School of Art and Design and professor of illustration, will take part in the Congressional Poster Session with NIU Faculty and present on “Biomedical Visualization: Combining art and science to disseminate and illuminate scientific and medical content.”

Todd Buck Biomedical Visualization poster
(Click image for high-res .pdf version of the poster)

Other NIU faculty participating in the poster session include:

  • Christine Malecki, Department of Psychology, “School Psychology: Training and research for our future”
  • Liping Guo, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology “Distributed Power Generation: Using renewable energy”
  • Julie Patterson, College of Health and Human Sciences, “Where You Are Born Matters: A case for the baby friendly hospital initiative”
  • Paul Wright, College of Education, “Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR): Using sport to promote positive youth development and social change”