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Seminar attendees will participate in high-energy activities to learn new ways to present challenging engineering concepts.
Engineers are some of the most highly paid and sought-after professionals in the workforce. Yet only about 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees in math and engineering are earned by women, according to a recent study by the American Association of University Women. Because women bring unique perspectives to engineering, the shortage of women in the...
Battle Bots!
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 11 through June 15. The application is available online. Launched in 2008, and...
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 NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology since 2007. He currently is on...
STEM Night at Still Middle School
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 STEM night at Still Middle School in Naperville. Suma Rajashankar, faculty adviser for...
NIU Engineering Building
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 tour the Engineering Building, find out about careers in engineering and see applied...
Clyde Kimball (front) and Nicholas Karonis with NIU’s new computer cluster.
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 than 30 trillion calculations per second. It is expected to usher in a...
Milivoje Kostic
Milivoje Kostic, a professor of  mechanical engineering in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, has been invited to present a keynote lecture at the International Forum on Frontier Theories of Thermal Science in Beijing, China. The forum is scheduled from Sunday, Dec. 18, through Wednesday, Dec. 21. Kostic will speak about his new...
NIU representatives traveled this week to Washington, D.C., where they made a strong case for the importance of federal funding for research universities and national laboratories. “We made a lot of face-to-face contacts with our congressmen and their staffs and were able to drive home the point of how vital federal funding for research is...
Timothy Hagen
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 Visitor Center is part of a full day of events planned for Illinois...
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.
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. The presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Room 358 of...
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 Development Council and EIGERlab to accelerate job creation and innovation for small and...
Lisa Freeman
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 co-founder Brad Keywell will lead the effort. “By harnessing our resources and coordinating our...
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