College of Engineering & Engineering Technology

NIU’s STEM camps foster creativity, career exploration

Students in Engineering Amusement learned about the physics of thrill rides by constructing their own rollercoasters.
Learning is happening year-round at NIU. Over the summer, the next generation of innovators explored career options at NIU’s STEM summer camps. “Starting as early as middle school, students begin defining their career possibilities,” says Pati Sievert, director of NIU STEM Outreach. “Research shows that serious career interests motivate students to work harder in middle school and…

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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