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Category: Engineering and Engineering Technology
Federico Sciammarella: 3D printing ultimately will have a huge impact on the way things are manufactured.
Maybe you’ve seen one at your child’s school, in a downtown museum or even at the local big box home store. 3-D printers are popping up everywhere, getting cheaper, and are easier to use than ever before. Advances in 3D printing are actually allowing researchers and average folks to print everything from car parts to...
Northern Illinois University is one of more than 120 U.S. engineering schools that announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century in a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama today. These “Grand Challenges,” identified through initiatives such as...
The Science Coalition today presented U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin with its Champion of Science Award in recognition of his commitment to funding the basic research that keeps the United States and the state of Illinois at the forefront of scientific and medical discovery and technological innovation. The award was presented to Senator Durbin at an event...
The Northern Illinois University Presidential Commission on the Status of Minorities will host Diversity: Strengthening the Pillars of Community. The day-long regional conference, scheduled Saturday, March 21, at NIU-Naperville, will be an opportunity to engage in thought provoking seminars while network with fellow attendees. Guest speakers include Jerry Blakemore, vice president and general counsel for...
Professor Pradip Majumdar, chair of Northern Illinois University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been elected and elevated to the grade of fellow by the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). The ASME Committee of Past Presidents confers the fellow grade of membership on worthy candidates as a distinction among ASME members to recognize their outstanding...
Anthony Roberts dreams of one day becoming an innovator and a notable engineer in the medical device industry. By all accounts, the senior who hails from Nigeria is on his way to making that dream a reality. “I believe that success as an engineer in this day and age requires technical competence and a combination...
On two Saturdays this March, as happens each month from October to May, girls from area middle schools and high schools will converge on Northern Illinois University’s Naperville campus to participate in the NIU Enhancing Engineering Pathways (EEP) program’s Saturday engineering workshops. Now in its seventh year of introducing young girls in the area to science,...
Four members of the Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology’s (CEET) accomplished Supermileage Team are on their way to Los Angeles for a video shoot at Jay Leno’s Garage. Mechanical engineering graduate student Kallol Barai, senior Lindsey Dodis (Mechanical engineering, mechatronics and robotics), senior mechanical engineering major Kevin Kuebrich and junior energy...
NIU student collaborate in the Founders Memorial Library
It’s an opportunity to celebrate the present, reflect on the past and improve the future – together. Participants in the eighth annual NIU Assessment Expo, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, March 20, will learn more about 10 university programs and their outstanding assessment practices. Attendees will have the opportunity to view posters, talk...
Forward, Together Forward Memorial Garden
            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 2015 scholarship recipients are: Courtney Crutchfield of Manchester, Mo., a sophomore majoring in nursing Samantha Garbacz of Westchester, a senior majoring in nursing Elizabeth...
Mechanism design and analysis students at NIU’s College of Engineering & Engineering Technology were  recently assigned a challenging project—create a six-legged walking robot complete with a Hoeckens Linkage to compete with fellow student teams. Post-design, they enlisted the services of Rockford-based EIGERlab to print their creation utilizing additive manufacturing, commonly called 3D printing. Haley Cummings, a junior mechanical...
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Northern Illinois University is getting results for businesses by connecting them with a team of student interns. Springboard was launched last year to provide customized assessments to small and midsized companies while providing internships to students. The program helps businesses develop international markets, learn about competitors, enhance their websites, expand social media, improve marketing messages...
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