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Last fall, the automobile industry and eco-minded consumers were rocked by the revelation that Volkswagen had intentionally manipulated sensors in its cars – 11 million in all – to beat emissions tests, letting their diesel engines spew illegally high amounts of harmful nitrogen oxide into the atmosphere. At the next STEM Café, two NIU professors...
Anthony Roberts dreams of one day becoming an innovator and a notable engineer in the medical device industry. By all accounts, the senior who hails from Nigeria is on his way to making that dream a reality. “I believe that success as an engineer in this day and age requires technical competence and a combination...
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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....
NIU student Jessica Puckett mentors a SEEK camper.
When it comes to STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education leaders note a substantial disparity in the participation and retention rates among African-Americans. The low number of students of color pursuing STEM degrees, and the absence of underrepresented students obtaining those degrees, is only becoming more critical. Members of the National Society...
Top: Timothy Hagen and Lichuan Liu. Bottom: Federico Sciammarella and Tao Xu
NIU’s second annual Venture Grant competition will provide four faculty members with the opportunity to vie for $20,000 in cash to help move their ideas from concept to finished product. NIU students, faculty, staff and friends of the university can get involved by lending their talents to help develop and market the competing projects. The...
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Northern Illinois University’s Society of Women Engineers (NIU- SWE) is dedicated to empowering women in a male-dominated field. Its mission is to “stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value...
Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella
The NIU Foundation Venture Grants Committee has announced Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella as recipients of the 2013 Venture Grants. In partnership with NIU’s Technology Transfer Office and the Northern Illinois Research Foundation, the NIU Foundation Grants Committee has chosen the proposals that most closely exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, vision and potential for marketability reflected...
Michelle Case
NIU students are learning the inner workings of biomedical engineering, a cutting-edge industry that applies engineering principles to medicine. Biomedical engineers have played a huge part in stem cell research, tissue engineering and several other monumental discoveries in the field. Students can experience the hands-on work of a biomedical engineer in the College of Engineering...
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The newly revamped NIU Foundation Venture Grants program moves into full swing Friday, Jan. 25, when five NIU faculty members will begin recruiting teams to help them move their inventions from concept to commercial reality. The event is planned from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Thurgood Marshall Gallery of Swen Parson Hall. Participating faculty,...