College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

NIU students mentor young African-Americans in STEM

NIU student Jessica Puckett mentors a SEEK camper.
When it comes to STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education leaders note a substantial disparity in the participation and retention rates among African-Americans. The low number of students of color pursuing STEM degrees, and the absence of underrepresented students obtaining those degrees, is only becoming more critical. Members of the National Society of Black…

NIU’s Engineers Without Borders returns to Mexico

Logo of Engineers Without Borders USA
NIU’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) returns to Mexico again this month to continue its five-year sustainability improvement contract for CATIS-Mexico. For the first time, these engineers will be joined by students and advisers from multiple disciplines across NIU’s campus. With the support and guidance of iCatis (International Centers for Appropriate Technology and Indigenous Sustainability), EWB students engineered…

Participants wanted for Automotive Research Project

Photo of seats in a car
Researchers from the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering are planning to conduct a study that measures how different automotive passenger seats affect physiological, biomechanical exposures and perceived comfort. They hope the results of this study will help them evaluate the current designs and potentially lead to the identification of additional design modifications to further…

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