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

Read more
NIU-EEP logo

Enhancing Engineering Pathways engages girls in robotics competition, builds future workforce

NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology is committed to strengthening the pipeline of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) students through middle school and high school programming. Building a pipeline of young students and funneling them into these disciplines ultimately ensures

Read more
Society of Women Engineers

CEET, Society of Women Engineers join to host first Women Engineering Day event in March

NIU’s Society of Women Engineers (SWE) helped to kick off the first Women in Engineering Day event, held March 19 at the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. The event tries to get high schools girls interested and excited about the field

Read more
Battle Bots!

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

Read more