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Engineering professor, graduate student partner to improve efficiency at Rockford manufacturer

Professors in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology constantly look to engage students in real-world projects, giving them the experience they need to be successful after graduation. Gary Chen, associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and his

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Engineers Without Borders

Engineers Without Borders create sustainable technology to improve Third World countries

Students in NIU’s Engineers Without Borders organization are dedicated to making the world a better place by bringing sustainable First World technologies to Third World countries. “To make a technology sustainable, it has to be simple and easily maintained. For example, when

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‘Beyond manufacturing’: Engineering students take third in IIE Technical Paper Competition

In early March, Northern Illinois University’s Institute of Industrial Engineering chapter attended the regional conference in Iowa City, Iowa. Chapter members submitted and presented two papers in the technical paper competition: one by Donato Miroballi, the chapter president, and one by senior

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Engineering professor, students use NSF grant to examine sources of green, renewable energy

Renewable energy is a rapidly growing area of study in today’s world. As the population begins to use up other natural resources such as coal and oil, the future of energy is clean, green and renewable. At the NIU College of Engineering

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Rockford Engineering Job Fair

Aerospace grant partners share first-year results

Regional partners reported results and progress achieved during the first year of the federal Jobs & Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant, which is focused on four major areas – branding, product innovation, work-force pipeline and business entrepreneurship. Examples of innovative and unique

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NIU hosts record Admitted Student Day crowd

While the NIU campus buzzes with the activity of helping students learn today so they can lead tomorrow,  many faculty and staff are busy preparing for the fall 2013 incoming class. On Saturday, Feb. 2, the university’s largest-ever Admitted Student Day welcomed

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A record three Huskie football players honored with Capital One Academic All-American nods

A season of “firsts” for the Northern Illinois football program continued Thursday as for the first time in NIU history, three Huskie football players were named to the Capital One Academic All-America© Division I Football Team as selected by the College Sports

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