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Nearly 150 Rockford-area high school students visited NIU-Rockford for a school field trip to learn about careers in engineering, and the educational pathway to obtain one. The Gearing Up for Engineering school field trip provided prospective students with information on NIU’s six engineering bachelor’s degree programs offered in DeKalb as well as the NIU Engineering...
NIU’s 11th annual EIGERlab FastPitch Competition — your chance to prove the potential of your business idea in three minutes or less — will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 4, at the NIU EIGERlab, 8500 E. State St., in Rockford, IL. Initial presentations will kick off at 3:30 p.m., and final presentations will start at 5 p.m. The public is welcome to...
Students, staff, family, friends and community members are invited to attend Bryan Stevenson’s open presentation, “American Injustice, Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference,” on Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m., in the Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, will visit NIU for an evening designed to...
NIU-Rockford
Beginning Oct. 1, WNIJ 89.5 FM will conduct its Rockford activities from NIU’s regional center at 8500 E. State St. WNIJ is one of two stations managed by Northern Public Radio, part of the Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development at NIU, which currently has studios on the NIU campus in DeKalb and at...
Idea on a napkin
Do you have a great idea for a new or improved product but are unsure where to start? Whether your “next big thing” is currently at the “idea on a napkin” stage or beyond, join NIU EIGERlab to discuss moving it forward: The Innovation Tuesday Meetup for July 12 will cover “Commercializing Your Product: Where...
Want to learn about funding your venture or business through traditional bank funding? How about crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Or perhaps an angel investment group? NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for May 10 will cover “Show Me the Money,” where a panel of experts will share insights into each funding avenue. All are...
Photo of hands typing on a computer
NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for April 12 will cover “Creating a Website with WordPress.” One key to effective web presence is finding the right website-building platform. In the digital age, having a personal website is the final step in establishing a solid web presence, but there are dozens of sites begging users to pick...
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...
Photo of a Value Transfer Station
As the NIU campus becomes more cashless, Document Services and the Office of the Bursar have evaluated the use of Value Transfer Stations at NIU. The study has concluded that the staff labor needed to support, and the risks associated with, these devices are greater than the value they bring to the university. Starting Monday,...
Rena Cotsones
Since its grand opening in 1995, the NIU-Rockford Education Center at 8500 E. State St. has welcomed hundreds of thousands of students, clients and community members for classes, meetings, community gatherings and special events. As part of its 20th anniversary celebration today, the university launched the NIU EIGERlab Coworking Space in what was formerly the...
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,”...
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