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Rockford-area workforce development group seeks federal funds to advance manufacturing

A Rockford education, industry and workforce development collaborative has submitted a proposal for a highly competitive $2.1 million federal Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant focusing on the regional advanced manufacturing cluster. This follows the collaborative’s successful proposal in 2011, which

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Enhancing Engineering Pathways to host camp for girls interested in STEM-related careers

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

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Laura Gallagher, an NIU student and intern at Hamilton-Sundstrand in Rockford, is interviewed by WTVO-Channel 17 reporter Bob Ryder after the news conference.

NIU joins Rockford leaders in effort to boost pipeline of local aerospace talent, good jobs

NIU is joining an effort to help maintain the Rockford region’s status as one of the leading aerospace clustersin the country. Representatives from NIU and the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology joined Rockford-area leaders today to announce a new, community-based initiative

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From left: Collan Davidson, Solomon Mason, Anthony Patton and Anthony Boyd.

National Society of Black Engineers group finds secrets to success, wins pair of regional awards

NIU’s National Society of Black Engineers student chapter recently won two awards that speak to the success of its organization. The first is the Region Chapter of the Year, which is awarded to a chapter that has excelled at the regional level.

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STEM Night at Still Middle School

Engineering groups talk to Naperville children

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

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NIU chemist Narayan Hosmane, who is participating in the REU program, works with undergraduate students in his lab.

Wanted: Non-NIU undergrads interested in the environment, paid summer research program

OK, here’s a cool summer gig for bright college kids. Northern Illinois University is looking for as many as eight non-NIU undergraduate students who are interested in environmental issues to work closely on research projects with university scientists. Selected students will rub

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STEM Outreach’s Van de Graaf generator will be on display at Monday’s Electrify Your Mind kickoff party.

STEM Outreach, DeKalb Public Library partner to offer science, electricity program to youth

Expanding  their collaboration on programs such as the SF Teen Read and the STEMfest Book Nook, NIU STEM Outreach and the DeKalb Public Library have partnered to create “Bright Futures: Electrify Your Mind @ Your Library.” Throughout the spring, community members are

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