Rena Cotsones

Cotsones appointed JiET governing board chair

Rena Cotsones, assistant vice president of regional engagement for Northern Illinois University, has been appointed chair of the governing board for the Joint Institute of Engineering & Technology (JiET). JiET is operated through Rockford Area Strategic Initiatives (RASI), the nonprofit arm of

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NIU’s Engineers Without Borders returns to Mexico

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

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Lisa Freeman named NIU Executive Vice President and Provost

Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced that following a search for a new executive vice president and provost, Lisa Freeman has been appointed to the position effective immediately. Lesley Rigg will serve as vice president for research and innovation partnerships. “As the search

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NIU STEM camps: creative exploration, cutting-edge skills, career prep

Summer is just around the corner. What are your young Einsteins going to do to keep their minds engaged? This June, July and August, NIU STEM Outreach and other STEM departments are offering more camp experiences than ever before. Whether students want

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Engineering students ‘gear up’ for spring Senior Design Day

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology requires graduating seniors to spend the last semester of their tenure innovating, designing and building new products or systems to engage the knowledge and experience they’ve accumulated throughout the years. On Friday, May 2, these

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NIU alumni achievements recognized

The Northern Illinois University Alumni Association recognized the achievements of outstanding alumni during its annual awards dinner at the Pollock Ballroom in the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center on Friday, April 25. The following recipients were selected based on outstanding professional and

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University Honors student and Research Rookie presented “Total Synthesis of Rottlerin” with Theodore J. Litberg

Blinded by science – and artistry

NIU junior Linnea Scherer hopes to change the way women are portrayed in video games, and she already has developed an impressive game concept thanks to the McKearn Summer Fellows program she participated in last year. “The McKearn Fellows Program was amazing.

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College of Engineering and Engineering Technology

College of Engineering receives $43 million grant for software

Continuing its commitment to providing diverse and innovative learning environments, the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology recently received software that enables students to conceptualize, design, analyze and test products in practical settings. Siemens Corp., a powerhouse in electronics and electrical

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