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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...
STEMfest 2015
All 7,500 participants in STEMfest 2015 had the opportunity to engage in a full day of hands-on fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math. The sixth annual STEMfest included participants from more than 98 ZIP codes, 633 NIU volunteers and 85 exhibitors who offered more than 200 activities to explore. But many young attendees received...
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
NIU’s deep commitment to strengthening the Rockford economy vaulted into a national spotlight Monday with the announcement that the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute will locate its first chapter in the city. Called a “momentous day in the history of Rockford” and “a big win for the Rockford community and manufacturers across the country,”...
Laxman Thoutam
An NIU Ph.D. student in physics is the first author of recently published research in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters. The research, by Laxman Thoutam with co-authors from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory, might move scientists closer to understanding the properties of an unusual material known as tungsten-ditelluride’s (WTe2), which could play a critical...
NIU lighting lab
People are exposed daily to many different types of light. Although many are not consciously aware of the lights that surround them, the color and brightness of these lights affects them physiologically. Take a look around to consider the nearby sources of light. Is natural light filtering through a window? Is it sunny or overcast...
NIU President Doug Baker and SVCC President Scott Hellmich, sign agreements Tuesday that create new pathways to degrees for SVCC students.
A pair of new agreements between Sauk Valley Community College and Northern Illinois University will make it easier for SVCC students to earn college degrees that will set them on the path to career success. In a ceremony Tuesday, the two institutions signed a new degree completion program that will allow some SVCC students to...
Milivoje M. Kostic
Milivoje M. Kostic, professor emeritus in the NIU Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed as a guest-editor of “Exploring the Second Law of Thermodynamics,” a special issue of international and interdisciplinary open access journal Entropy The second law of thermodynamics is among the most fundamental principles of engineering, science and nature. Since its discovery...
Solomon Mason proved you’re never too old to go to summer camp. The senior mechanical engineering major joined fellow NIU students Dwayne Wilson, David Duncan, Nkem Ekhator, Sheriff Otun, Victor Aghadi and Stella Aghadi from July 5 to July 24 at The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program held at Miles Davis Magnet Academy...
Starting next fall, engineering students from the Rockford area can earn bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees from NIU without leaving the campus of Rock Valley College. Presidents and other leaders of both institutions made the announcement and signed letters of intent this morning before a standing-room-only and energetic crowd gathered inside the Woodward Technology Center....
U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, chats Thursday with members of NIU’s highly successful Supermileage Team.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger visited the NIU campus Thursday morning to meet member of the NIU Supermilage Team, see their work and present them with a copy of his congratulatory statement read into Congressional Record. Kinzinger, a Republican from Channahon, praised the team’s success at the 36th annual SAE Supermileage Competition in Marshall, Mich. “Over the...
Brianno Coller
If professors were being graded, Brianno Coller just earned an A+ at the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education annual conference held last month in Seattle. Coller, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Mechanics Division Best Paper Award for his entry titled, “A Glimpse into How Students Solve Concept Problems in...
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