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Category: Engineering and Engineering Technology
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The Idea, Innovation, Impact Lab (I-Lab) is a 16-week program, which includes workshops on creativity, social impact, design, engineering and innovation. In this start-up accelerator, students work in multi-disciplinary entrepreneurial teams to develop an innovative technology to solve a social problem. Student applicants are currently being sought for the fall semester. The course will be...
Five NIU students who excel in their academic and humanitarian pursuits were honored during a Sunday luncheon for the 2016 Forward, Together Forward scholars. Each receives a $4,000 non-renewable scholarship for the coming academic year. Peyton Gunnison As a member of the NIU Women’s Golf Team, Peyton Gunnison has more than a casual interest in...
Students looking for engaging, hands-on ways to explore their interests and career options this summer can now register for Northern Illinois University’s 2016 summer camps. Day and residential camps will run throughout June, July and August. The schedule includes both time-tested favorites and exciting new offerings from programs across the NIU community. With options in...
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More than 400 high school students will overtake the Duke Ellington Ballroom Thursday, March 3, as participants in the sectional Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) competition. Students from 47 area high schools will compete in four divisions based on the schools total enrollment (division 300, division 700, division 1,500, division unlimited). Students will...
NIU & RVC Engineering Our Future
Work to raise $6 million in support off the NIU Engineering Program at Rock Valley College is off to a good start. Nearly $3 million already has been committed to the Engineering Our Future campaign, RVC President Mike Mastroianni cheered during a Tuesday afternoon kickoff event in Rockford that attracted captains of industry, elected officials...
Students fortunate enough to be in one of NIU’s mechanical engineering classes with Federico Sciammarella can look forward to being on the cutting edge of 3D printing and manufacturing. Sciammarella uses his personal experiences with 3D printing to enrich the classes he teaches. That has helped him earn the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering...
Northern Illinois University announces the selection of five Forward, Together Forward Scholars who will receive a $4,000 non-renewable scholarship for the coming academic year. The 2016 scholarship recipients are: Peyton Gunnison, of Hartland Wis., a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering with a minor in applied mathematical sciences. Bethlehem Hailu, of Wheaton, a junior majoring in family...
CEET job fair
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology will host an engineering job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18. Engineering majors, as well as computer science majors, are invited to learn more about opportunities for full-time jobs and internships. More than 35 companies participate. The job fair takes place in rooms 354...
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For years, humankind has thought of capable, intelligent robots as the stuff of science fiction, from the friendly droids of “Star Wars” to the mechanical overlords of “The Matrix.” In fact, smart robots are already all around us – with more coming every day. The ongoing invasion of robots into our everyday lives is the...
Last fall, the automobile industry and eco-minded consumers were rocked by the revelation that Volkswagen had intentionally manipulated sensors in its cars – 11 million in all – to beat emissions tests, letting their diesel engines spew illegally high amounts of harmful nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere. At the next STEM Café, two NIU professors...
Milivoje M. Kostic
Milivoje M. Kostic, professor emeritus in the NIU’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently was appointed editor-in-chief of the thermodynamics section of the Entropy journal. Kostic served as a guest editor for two Entropy special issues in 2013 and 2015. Entropy is a monthly, peer-reviewed, open access, scientific journal covering research on all aspects of entropy...
Still looking for that perfect gift for a child you know? Something exciting, hands-on, and educational for a budding inventor? Something they will remember for years to come? Northern Illinois University’s STEM Outreach has gift options ready for you – a diverse new schedule of STEM Saturday classes designed to get young people fired up...
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