"Princess of Technology"
3:30 am
Wed September 18, 2013

NIU Honors Thai Princess

Northern Illinois University hosted royalty Wednesday morning. Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn received an honorary doctorate from NIU for her work promoting science and education.              

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Several hundred people attended the public ceremony, and many also toured an art exhibit in honor of the event. The exhibit is only available for viewing at Altgeld Hall until noon Thursday. 

NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies is internationally known, and recently received a grant from the Thai government to further on-line materials about the culture and language.