topic: technology


  • Umi Visits the HIC

    Umi Visits the HIC

    When Umi passed away at the tragic age of around 5 years old, his parents couldn't have known that the young Egyptian would, some 2,000 years later, make news in a Kentucky university.


  • The Bridge Between Science and Practice

    The Bridge Between Science and Practice

    How does a small-town girl from Oregon, Ohio, end up working for two of the most well-known companies in the world and on a “Women to Watch in Tech in 2017” list? Just ask Tiffany Poeppelman (’10), whose work as an internal consultant to LinkedIn’s sales team in London, lies at the intersection of psychology and technology.


  • Home Plate to Pole Position

    Home Plate to Pole Position

    When you’re the offspring of a well-known sportscaster, growing up around professional athletics, your life options boil down to two equal but opposite reactions: run as far away from sports as possible or lean into the call buried in your genes. For Ashley Brennaman Shirley (‘05), youngest daughter of Cincinnati Reds baseball radio announcer Marty Brennaman, there was never any uncertainty—she planned to get in the game from an early age.


  • STEM #LikeAGirl

    STEM #LikeAGirl

    Females with careers in STEM—science, technology, engineering and math—are vastly outnumbered by their male co-workers. That’s just a fact—according to the National Center for Education Statistics, only some 20 percent of women in the U.S. workforce are in STEM fields. STEM pervades every part of our lives, but included fields lack the perspectives of roughly half of the world’s population. What’s going on here? Are STEM education programs inhospitable to women? Is there a dearth of encouragement? A lack of opportunities? Gender bias? There are several environmental and social barriers to blame—many women have children in the middle of their careers, and care for ailing family members often falls to them—but STEM jobs are among America’s most rapid-growth sectors for middle- and upper-income careers. Including women in what many regard as a ladder to income stability isn’t an option—it’s a responsibility.


  • NKU Magazine Spring-Summer 2018

    NKU Magazine Spring-Summer 2018

    Warm weather is here, and so is the Spring-Summer issue of NKU Magazine. This issue's cover feature introduces readers to NKU's sixth president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya—born and raised across various parts of India, Vaidya made his way to the California during his own university years. From grad student to economics professor to administrator, Vaidya’s path to the presidency has been driven by a desire to tackle tough challenges. This summer, he arrives at NKU to begin the adventure of leading the university into its bright future.


  • Rocket Man

    Rocket Man

    On certain dates of the year, you may, upon gazing into the creeping darkness of the early evening or pre-dawn sky, see a large ball of light—star0like, but brighter—emerge from one corner of the horizon, steadily glide across the heavens for a minute or two, then wink out in completion of its overhead journey.


  • NKU Magazine Fall-Winter 17-18

    NKU Magazine Fall-Winter 17-18

    The Fall/Winter 2017-18 issue of NKU Magazine features a look back at the people, places and things that made NKU’s first half-century “The Big 50.” And, looking to what’s ahead for the university, we introduce you to NKU’s new, incoming president, Dr. Ashish Vaidya, who ponders identity in the modern age, discusses the need for collaborative vision-development moving forward and tosses up an enthusiastic set of horns for his inaugural "Norse Up.”


  • Houston, We Have an NKU Intern

    Rose Pendley never really thought about working for NASA until her sophomore year of college while taking an astronomy class. The course covered NASA, its history, and its many endeavors.


  • What's Next for Kelly Uhl?

    What's Next for Kelly Uhl?

    “Half of the world doesn’t even know what data science is yet,” says Kelly Uhl ('17), a recent data science graduate. Data scientists like Kelly will help people make sense of large amounts of complex data and bring together parts of computer science, statistics, business information systems and communication.


  • A Fresh Start

    A Fresh Start

    Katie Schad believes in second chances. That’s what makes her job as a social worker at Nehemiah Manufacturing so important.

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