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Milivoje M. Kostic
NIU is looking to gain international students and encourage current students to study abroad to expand the university’s global influence and better prepare students for an international economy. For example, the university has “emerging and important partnerships” with China. “In the last two months, we have had delegations from potential Chinese partner universities visit us...
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Erik Rodgers, a graduate student from the math department at NIU, somewhat reluctantly admits that math is often a solitary discipline. For those who’ve seen “Good Will Hunting” too, too many times, the math student – especially the math graduate student – who comes to mind is a lean, pale lad or lass hunkered down...
STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. This annual festival introduces learners of all ages to cutting-edge technologies and intriguing science phenomena that will amaze students, parents and educators alike. The event is open to the public. Parking and admission are free. Hosted by...
Northern Illinois University has been approved for membership to the Council for European Studies (CES) Academic Consortium, an international coalition of universities, centers and other organizations dedicated to furthering the study of Europe. U.S. institutions that are counted among the CES members consist primarily of elite private or state flagships universities. In Illinois, only two...
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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that NIU will receive $2.4 million to develop tools for process control and qualifying parts made with layer-by-layer additive-manufacturing processes. Benefits of additive manufacturing include producing goods quickly and on-demand, with greater customization and complexity and less material waste. “It is...
Amanda Emrich (center) with colleagues at GE Healthcare
Amanda Emrich, a biomedical engineering student in NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, spent her summer interning for one of the largest U.S. multinational conglomerate corporations, General Electric. Emrich focused on CT scanners (a dream for biomedical engineering majors) at General Electric Healthcare. CT scanners (computerized tomography) are responsible for medicine and biology diagnosis...
U.S. News and World report has once again named the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology as one of the top 50 engineering programs in America, where the highest available degree is a bachelor’s or master’s degree. The college ranks 45th on a list of 203 programs. The rankings were published last week. “We...
Lacey LaBelle, Shanthi Muthuswamy, Swati Goyal and Andrea Briggs
Across the country, women make up 18 percent of the population of engineers in student programs. One NIU professor is determined to change those numbers. Shanthi Muthuswamy, an assistant professor in the Department of Technology in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, teaches courses in manufacturing engineering technology and industrial management technology. Her research...
How can U.S. teachers build the coming generation of U.S. students do to build STEM pipelines? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology introduced more than 30 middle and high school teachers of science, math and technology to engineering careers through an ASM Materials Science professional development program. The program, which inspires and motivates teachers...
Doug Baker
Northern Illinois University president Douglas Baker recently joined 164 other college and university leaders in asking President Barack Obama and members of Congress to recommit to federally funded science and engineering research in order to reverse the “innovation deficit.” Federally funded basic research has been cut drastically as a result of the across-the-board budget cuts known as...
Dog days of summer? Not a chance here on the NIU campus, which is abuzz with student research, even more so than usual. It’s no secret that NIU students regularly assist faculty year-round in research laboratories across campus. But the recent additions of three specially focused summer programs is ratcheting up efforts to introduce both...
Students from Zhejiang University of Technology visit NIU
Imagine having two short weeks to learn about these lecture topics: Advancement of materials in micro-manufacturing Vibrations, energy and environment CAD/CAM and finite element methods in modern design and manufacturing Intercultural orientation U.S. geography, leadership, language and culture Now, imagine being taught in Mandarin. How would you do? NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology...
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