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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
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” and “a big win for the Rockford community and manufacturers across the country,”...
This prosthetic leg is one of the many things that can now be manufactured by 3D printers.
The technology in your home office probably allows users to print letters and photos, but what if you wanted to print 3D toys, bracelets or even dinner for your family? Advances in 3D printing are actually allowing researchers and average folks to print everything from car parts to body parts. At the next STEM Café,...
Laxman Thoutam
An NIU Ph.D. student in physics is the first author of recently published research in the prestigious journal, Physical Review Letters. The research, by Laxman Thoutam with co-authors from NIU and Argonne National Laboratory, might move scientists closer to understanding the properties of an unusual material known as tungsten-ditelluride’s (WTe2), which could play a critical...
NIU lighting lab
People are exposed daily to many different types of light. Although many are not consciously aware of the lights that surround them, the color and brightness of these lights affects them physiologically. Take a look around to consider the nearby sources of light. Is natural light filtering through a window? Is it sunny or overcast...
Milivoje M. Kostic
Milivoje M. Kostic, professor emeritus in the NIU Department of Mechanical Engineering, has been appointed as a guest-editor of “Exploring the Second Law of Thermodynamics,” a special issue of international and interdisciplinary open access journal Entropy The second law of thermodynamics is among the most fundamental principles of engineering, science and nature. Since its discovery...
Solomon Mason proved you’re never too old to go to summer camp. The senior mechanical engineering major joined fellow NIU students Dwayne Wilson, David Duncan, Nkem Ekhator, Sheriff Otun, Victor Aghadi and Stella Aghadi from July 5 to July 24 at The Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program held at Miles Davis Magnet Academy...
U.S. Congressman Adam Kinzinger, R-Channahon, chats Thursday with members of NIU’s highly successful Supermileage Team.
Congressman Adam Kinzinger visited the NIU campus Thursday morning to meet member of the NIU Supermilage Team, see their work and present them with a copy of his congratulatory statement read into Congressional Record. Kinzinger, a Republican from Channahon, praised the team’s success at the 36th annual SAE Supermileage Competition in Marshall, Mich. “Over the...
Brianno Coller
If professors were being graded, Brianno Coller just earned an A+ at the 2015 American Society for Engineering Education annual conference held last month in Seattle. Coller, a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, received the Mechanics Division Best Paper Award for his entry titled, “A Glimpse into How Students Solve Concept Problems in...
NIU’s Pettee Guerrero (right) and Pati Sievert made the TV news in during Wednesday’s Google Geek Street Fair in Chicago.
NIU made a big impact on participants and attendees during Wednesday’s Google Geek Street Fair in Chicago. The event – the first of its kind in Chicago – is part of Google’s effort to spur young people to ente the science and technology fields, or, as DNAinfo’s David Matthews wrote, “to stir scientific curiosity in...
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 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 hands at soldering and LEGO woodworking projects that required numerous tools. STEM Divas...
Greetings from 2034 postcard
A podcast of the Science Coalition’s “Science 2034 Live,” which featured NIU mechanical engineering professor Federico Sciammarella on its panel of six visionary scientists, is now available. Gathered June 24 in Washington, D.C., the federally funded researchers shared their prognostications of what science will make possible in the next 20 years as they discussed their...
Anthony Roberts dreams of one day becoming an innovator and a notable engineer in the medical device industry. By all accounts, the senior who hails from Nigeria is on his way to making that dream a reality. “I believe that success as an engineer in this day and age requires technical competence and a combination...
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