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Category: Engineering and Engineering Technology
Nine undergraduate engineering students from Universidad de La Sabana, Colombia, along with eight NIU students, recently completed a short-track program at NIU on simulation modeling and analysis. The three-week intensive program, which ran from June 26 to July 15, was offered by NIU’s Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in collaboration with the Universidad de...
Omar A. Ghrayeb
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 he served as chair of that department. Under his direction, enrollment in the...
A new partnership between College of DuPage and Northern Illinois University provides an opportunity for students to complete 30 hours of NIU course work combined with additional COD courses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Technology degree from the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology with an emphasis in Applied Manufacturing Technology. “We...
NIU’s International Training Office is seeking host families for 10 Colombian students of industrial engineering who will be attending a three-week training program from Sunday, June 26, through Saturday, July 16. A stipend will be paid to each host family for hosting one student. Host Family responsibilities Pick up and meet students initially Sunday, June...
Promod Vohra
After 30 years on the NIU campus as a student, member of the faculty and dean, Promod Vohra has announced that he is leaving the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology for a job in private industry. “It was one of the most difficult decisions of my life,” Vohra said. “But I am confident...
Our robots are getting smarter. Should we be excited or scared? At the next STEM Café, “RoboRevolution: The Future of Sentient Machines at Home and in the Workplace,” two NIU thinkers will explore the many ways cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence are changing our lives. The free talk and discussion will be held from 6:30...
Finding new ways to prevent and treat disease. Improving incubators for premature babies. Inventing a new type of solar cell. These are just a few of the exciting innovations of NIU faculty and staff who were honored recently during the Research and Innovation Partnerships Recognition Ceremony on campus. “We are pleased to highlight the incredible...
Jane Adeny Memorial School
It might take a village to raise a child, but for hundreds of young girls in rural Kenya, it also takes the commitment of two NIU professors who this year are honored as the 2016 Presidential Engagement Professors. Teresa Wasonga and Andrew Otieno are a husband-and-wife team whose accomplishments include building and supporting a school...
What if our cars could help save the environment? At the next STEM Café, “Renewable Nation: How Hybrid Cars and Smart Grids Will Change America,” NIU assistant professor Kevin Martin will explain how technology could transform vehicles from gas guzzlers into key components of a smarter, more sustainable power system. The free talk and discussion...
Easter 2015 was a double host-family affair at the DeKalb home of Dave Ballantine and Diane DeMers, who shared the holiday with the Haji-Sheikh family and both families’ SEAYLP participants.
Cooking together, relaxing over board games, sharing family stories and making new international friendships. That is the essence of the host family experience, as two NIU families know very well. Chemistry professor David Ballantine and engineering professor Michael Haji-Sheikh – and their families – have hosted more than 50 high school students and adult leaders over...
From left: Matt Feuerborn, dean of Career Technologies at Kishwaukee College; Mark Lanting, vice president of instruction at KC; Laurie Borowicz, president of KC; Doug Baker, president of NIU; and Promod Vohra, dean of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
Officials from Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College signed an agreement today to create a smooth transfer program between the institutions for students interested in pursuing a university technology degree. Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz and NIU President Doug Baker signed the agreement. It will allow Kishwaukee College students who are enrolled in the Associate...
Karen Smilowitz. Photo credit: Andrew Campbell, Northwestern University
Mass-participation events bring a host of significant planning and implementation challenges. The organizers of the Chicago Marathon have developed a holistic approach to event planning, referred to as the Chicago Model, which brings together major organizations (e.g., race organizers, fire and police departments, emergency management, Red Cross) to coordinate preparation and response for the event...
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