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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U.S. Capitol

NIU students journeying to Washington, D.C., to promote science, engineering, technology

A trio of NIU students is headed to Capitol Hill for Congressional Visit Days. The annual two-day event brings scientists, engineers, researchers, educators and technology executives to Washington, D.C., to raise visibility and support for science, engineering and technology. Congressional Visit Days

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