Rockford aerospace initiative wins national award

A program aimed at accelerating the engineering and high-tech workforce for Rockford’s burgeoning aerospace industry won a national award this week at the University Economic Development Association’s annual summit in Santa Fe, N.M. JiET-A, or the Joint Institute for Engineering and Technology

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NIU PROMISE Scholars program impresses National Science Foundation

NIU’s PROMISE Scholars Program presented highlights of the program’s progress to a National Science Foundation review team in the spring. All award recipients are required during their third-year review in Washington, D.C., to present their progress. Funded in 2011 by a five-year,

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Student trip chronicled through social media

Led by Northern Illinois University Director of Federal Relations Anna Quider, four students – Ashlyn Shellito, Jamison Thorne, Nicholas Thomson and Anusha Ravva – are attending the Industrial Physics Forum’s (IPF) conference on Industrial Physics in Emerging Economies in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Follow

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Brazil trip a passport to student career success

They say that the world meets in Brazil, and four Northern Illinois University students are among those doing just that. Ashlyn Shellito, Jamison Thorne, Nicholas Thomson and Anusha Ravva are among those attending the Industrial Physics Forum’s (IPF) conference on Industrial Physics

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Interfacing eyewear? Smart sneakers? Robo-gloves? Brain 2.0?

The new Apple Watch might be an exciting accessory for techies, but it’s only the tip of the technological iceberg compared to what the future has in store for consumers wanting wearable computers. So says award-winning NIU professor David Gunkel, who specializes

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President Baker talks manufacturing innovation in Rockford

Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker was among the leaders discussing the potential impact the new the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII or Digital Lab) will have on the Rockford region and throughout Illinois with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and U.S. Representative

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