NIU student-designed vehicle gets 1,741 mpg

The NIU Supermileage team is celebrating a third-place overall finish and its best-ever combined score after last weekend’s SAE Supermileage competition in Marshall, MI. In the competition, teams of engineering students design and build single-occupant, ultra fuel-efficient vehicles. The teams compete for

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STEMfest 2016 draws 8,000 visitors

On Saturday, Oct. 8, 8,000 participants at STEMfest 2016 spent the day getting their hands into science, technology, engineering and math. The festival featured 98 booths with hundreds of activities, enjoyed by visitors from 110 ZIP codes in three states. Nearly 60

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Science fiction, science fact

Gillian King-Cargile remembers well a phone call from an administrator at Sycamore High School, where she’d recently handed out free copies of a science fiction novel titled “The Maze Runner.” “You made a kid’s mom cry,” the caller told her. What? How?

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Omar A. Ghrayeb

Ghrayeb named interim dean of CEET

Northern Illinois University has selected Omar Ghrayeb to lead NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology as interim dean, effective June 30. Ghrayeb came to NIU in 2001 to teach in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. From 2006 until 20012

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