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Enhancing Engineering Pathways to host camp for girls interested in STEM-related careers

NIU’s Enhancing Engineering Pathways (NIU-EEP) aims to establish a sustainable pathway for girls into the field of engineering. To create and strengthen the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) pipeline, another year of NIU-EEP’s free summer camp will take place from June

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Engineering professor Sciammarella publishes experimental mechanics textbook with father

Federico Sciammarella, assistant professor in the NIU Department of Mechanical Engineering, recently published a textbook titled, “Experimental Mechanics of Solids.” The book came as the result of collaboration between Sciammarella and his father, Cesar Sciammarella. The younger Sciammarella has taught in the

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STEM Night at Still Middle School

Engineering groups talk to Naperville children

Advancing the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) industries has become a central focus for NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. NIU chapters of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) recently hosted a

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NIU Engineering Building

Community can tour NIU Engineering Building during March 28 event on career opportunities

Everyone wants their children to grow up and get good jobs, to become doctors, lawyers or engineers. But what does an engineer actually do? NIU STEM Outreach, DeKalb Public Library and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET) invite families to

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Clyde Kimball (front) and Nicholas Karonis with NIU’s new computer cluster.

NIU’s new computer cluster is just super

NIU scientists have acquired a new high-performance computer cluster that will exponentially ramp up on-campus capabilities to sort and analyze large quantities of research data. The hybrid GPU/CPU supercomputer has a capacity of more than 30 teraflops, meaning it can do more

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Timothy Hagen

Professor Hagen goes to Washington: Chemist to talk value of federal funding with lawmakers

NIU chemistry professor Timothy Hagen will talk about the importance of federal funding for research universities and economic development during a luncheon panel discussion Tuesday in front of an audience of Washington, D.C., movers and shakers. The luncheon at the U.S. Capitol

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Wan Azhar bin Wan Yusoff, director of the Center for Academic Innovation and Competitiveness at UMP, talks to Promod Vohra, Deborah Pierce and Omar Ghrayeb.

Engineering professors from Malaysia will give Oct. 25 research presentation on NIU campus

Two engineering professors from Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Malaysia’s premier engineering school, are visiting NIU this week. UMP engineering professors Wan Azhar bin Wan Yusoff and Kamal bin Yusoh will present the latest research at the school’s Center for Academic Innovation and Competitiveness.

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Higher education, economic development team wins $2.4 million for local aerospace industry

Rockford is one of 20 U.S. cities that have won a federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge grant. A grant totaling $2.4 million has been awarded to a collaborative made up of Northern Illinois University, Rock Valley College, the Rockford Area Economic

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Lisa Freeman

Gov. Quinn names NIU’s Lisa Freeman to serve on newly created Illinois Innovation Council

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named Lisa Freeman, Northern Illinois University’s vice president for research and graduate studies, to the newly created Illinois Innovation Council. The governor announced the council’s creation during his 2012 budget address to the Illinois General Assembly. Groupon

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