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Abdullah Ahmad Alfehaid presents his work during the Fall 2011 Senior Design Day at the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology.
Another semester is coming to a close, and for students in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology (CEET), that means that Senior Design is right around the corner. Each semester, senior engineering and engineering technology students create capstone projects that are the culmination of everything they learned during their time at NIU. Students...
A photo of blue, green, red, yellow and brown markers
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 Friday chaos or  watching as much football as humanly possible. It was the...
NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is getting a cutting-edge robotics and mechatronics lab with the help of corporate sponsor OMRON Global. OMRON Global is an international company that focuses on a wide variety of manufacturing automation products, producing motors, sensors, safety equipment and more. The company has proven quite successful, and leaders have...
As morning dawned Saturday, Oct. 20, on the NIU Convocation Center, thousands of spectators eagerly waited to see what the third annual STEMfest would have in store. Visitors from all over Illinois and Indiana traveled to DeKalb to witness a unique experience of science, technology, engineering and mathematics under one roof. STEMfest continues to grow...
Children young and old are invited to bring their imagination and sense of wonder to the NIU campus this October for a day of hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits focused on the marvels of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). For the third straight year, STEMfest will wow spectators at the NIU Convocation Center from...
Rich Harvest Farms
Two groups of NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology students partnered with Rich Harvest Farms as part of their senior design project. The task at hand: come up with a solution for the elite Sugar Grove golf course’s underground bunker rake system. Rich Harvest Farms is one of the few golf courses that utilize...
STEM Outreach, ILGCP and Design Squad Nation share the goal of motivating girls to pursue careers in science and engineering.
When NIU alumna Peg Keiner was growing up, she took apart nearly anything she could get her hands on just to see what made it tick. Sometimes the most interesting challenge was learning if she could put it back together. Now, as an instructional technology coach in Oak Lawn, she remains just as enthusiastic as...
Abul Azad
Abul Azad, a professor in the NIU Department of Technology, recently published a book titled “Internet Accessible Remote Laboratories: Scalable E-Learning Tools for Engineering and Science Disciplines.” The book is the result of collaboration between three academics from NIU and MIT, as well as Carinthia University of Applied Sciences in Austria. The book has five...
From left: Jes Cisneros, Promod Vohra, Nicholas Pohlman, Omar Ghrayeb and Chris Jones
NIU’s College of Engineering & Engineering Technology (CEET) and the University Honors Program teamed up to implement a new, customized honors program for engineering students. CEET faculty member Nick Pohlman set the idea in motion by securing a University Honors Summer Improvement Grant. “I originally applied for the grant because I was an honors student as...
Logo of the NIU Society of Women Engineers
Northern Illinois University’s Society of Women Engineers (NIU-SWE) received two awards from the Chicago Regional Section of SWE. NIU-SWE won two awards in the Small Section category. The first award was an honorable mention for the best collegiate section. The second was an award for the best collegiate website. NIU-SWE received $300 in cash in...
Seminar attendees will participate in high-energy activities to learn new ways to present challenging engineering concepts.
Engineers are some of the most highly paid and sought-after professionals in the workforce. Yet only about 20 percent of bachelor’s degrees in math and engineering are earned by women, according to a recent study by the American Association of University Women. Because women bring unique perspectives to engineering, the shortage of women in the...
Photo of solar panels on Richard Born’s DeKalb roof.
NIU’s Enhancing Engineering Pathways hosted a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) camp in June. While attending the camp, three groups of 20 girls each were taken to the home of Richard Born to tour the solar photovoltaic (PV) system that powers it. Born is a retired member of the NIU College of Business faculty...
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