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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Erin Spencer, a graduate student in instructional technology from Rochelle, Ill., helps Caitlin Cassello with measuring while Lauren Feji waits for assistance on her LEGO woodworking project as a part of the one-day STEM Divas summer camp.

Young STEM Divas manufacture visions of cool career paths at camp

Young girls in florescent pink T-shirts and matching hard hats explored careers in engineering July 21 during NIU’s one-day STEM Divas camp. Led by mechanical engineer Pettee Guerrero, the brilliant budding scientists enjoyed a tour of the Engineering Building and tried their

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