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Greetings from 2034 postcard
A podcast of the Science Coalition’s “Science 2034 Live,” which featured NIU mechanical engineering professor Federico Sciammarella on its panel of six visionary scientists, is now available. Gathered June 24 in Washington, D.C., the federally funded researchers shared their prognostications of what science will make possible in the next 20 years as they discussed their...
Northern Illinois University Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Federico Sciammarella has been invited by the Science Coalition to participate in two panel discussions in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, June 24, including a congressional briefing. “I am very honored to represent NIU as well as the manufacturing community,” Sciammarella said of the opportunity to speak in...
Gerald C. Blazey. Credit: Fermilab
An internationally prominent scientist with extensive experience in experimental particle physics who previously advised the White House from within the Office of Science and Technology Policy has a new role at NIU. Gerald Blazey, a Distinguished Research Professor of physics at NIU, is the new interim vice president of the Division of Research and Innovation...
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Northern Illinois University announced the merger of the Office of Sponsored Projects and Grants Fiscal Administration under the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships, effective May 1. The name of the new unit will be determined soon. The merger was a collaborative effort between the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships and the Division of Finance...
Rockford math teachers collaborate at the Museum of Science and Industry.
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities today announced it has formed the Task Force on Laboratory Safety, which will provide research universities with recommendations and guidance on the most appropriate strategies to enhance a culture of laboratory safety. NIU Vice President for Research and Innovation Partnerships Lesley Rigg is among the 13 task force...
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...
As Congress considers legislation related to the U.S. patent system, American universities and associated technology transfer foundations and organizations stand ready to work together to address problematic patent litigation abuses. Northern Illinois University, along with 143 other colleges and universities, signed a letter to congressional leaders urging them to reconsider legislation that would “hinder the...
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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The Illinois Science & Technology Coalition – NIU President Doug Baker serves as chair of the board – realized unprecedented growth and impact in 2014 that strengthened Illinois’ position as a hub for innovation. Created by the State of Illinois 25 years ago as a public-private partnership, ISTC now harnesses a network of more than 40 academic,...
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Martin Kocanda, visiting assistant professor in the NIU Department of Electrical Engineering, will talk at noon Thursday, Jan. 29, during a brown-bag talk in Room 354 of the Engineering Building. He will discuss “A Microscopical Analysis of Electrolytic Fractured Aluminum” at the event sponsored by the NIU Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. All are welcome....
Omron Chairman of the Board Fumio Tateishi visited the Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology for several hours on the morning of October 30, meeting with the college’s leadership and faculty, staff and students in addition to receiving a tour of the college’s facilities, including the Omron Robotics and Mechatronics Lab. “In every...
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