Today, Evanston. Tomorrow, the world. Mark Hersam, a materials science and engineering expert and longtime Northwestern professor, was recently appointed by the U.S. Department of State to a team of five U.S. Science Envoys. The people appointed to these exclusive posts develop partnerships, generate scientific collaboration and foster mutually beneficial relationships between the United States and other nations — things that fit well with Hersam’s own professional philosophy. “In my career to date, I have strived to expedite the transition of fundamental research to societal benefits through education, entrepreneurism and commercialization,” Hersam said. “I believe that these experiences can be applied
The SEC is afraid of Jim Harbaugh. It’s frightened, scared to death of the guy in the blue ball cap and khakis.
Indiana received some great news today when freshman standout Thomas Bryant announced he will return for his sophomore season and not declare for the NBA Draft.
Back in January, the NCAA made a bold move in favor of athletes by pushing back the date that they must remove their name from the NBA Draft and allowing college players to enter the draft multiple times without penalty. But could there be some unforeseen drawbacks to this plan?
BTN.com's Sean Merriman projects the starting lineups for all 14 Big Ten basketball schools.
On Monday, I predicted who would be the starting quarterback for each Big Ten East team. So, in an attempt to be fair, it’s time to share my Big Ten West predictions–even if most of the starting situations are settled. Here goes. ILLINOIS Wes Lunt. Tumult has been the order of the day in Champaign, where there have been three head coaches since August. But the arrival of Lovie Smith brings the prospect of better days. Smith had to be pleased to find Wes Lunt, a veteran hand who looks like an NFL quarterback. But Lunt needs to improve as
There are plenty of great stories about students, faculty and alums of the universities in the Big Ten Conference. Too many, in fact, for us to cover here on BTN.com. But many of the ones we don’t get to tell in this space still get some love through our Twitter handle, @BTNLiveBIG. We’re retweeting, responding and engaging with all of the Big Ten universities — and you, dear readers — on that site. Here’s a look at some of the stories we shared recently, and exclusively, on Twitter. Via @UMengineering: Via @PurdueUnivNews: Via Nebraska’s @SheldonMuseum: Via Wisconsin’s @UWCarbone Cancer Center: Via @EngineeringAtIL:
Ohio State won three event titles at the 2016 Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships.
Have you ever left your house and forgotten whether you locked the front door or fed your dog? Or perhaps you can’t remember where you left your wallet… A group of Northwestern students teamed up to help you answer all of those questions, no matter where you are. And their solution to the problem is pretty cool, too. Jackie Wu, the 25-year-old CEO of Eighty Nine Robotics, holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern. He first envisioned his “Rook” — a fly-from-anywhere drone for the home — in Fall 2014, when he began his master of Science in Robotics at
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart offers his Big Ten links.