U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin

NIU, Rockford poised to lead ‘renaissance of American manufacturing’

NIU’s deep commitment to strengthening the Rockford economy vaulted into a national spotlight Monday with the announcement that the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute will locate its first chapter in the city. Called a “momentous day in the history of Rockford”

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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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First-year engineering students present design at EIGERlab competition, bring back top prize

One year ago, as Sean Dwyer celebrated a few days off from his NIU classes during the Thanksgiving holiday, the first-year student in the College of Engineering & Engineering Technology got to work. It wasn’t finishing the leftover turkey, braving the Black

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