A reporter for eNews Channel Africa interviews NIU mechanical engineering professor Federico Sciammarella about additive manufacturing.

NIU’s Sciammarella selected as technical chair of South African forum on product development

NIU mechanical engineering professor Federico Sciammarella was chosen as technical chair for the upcoming 2012 Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) international conference. The conference takes place Wednesday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 2, According to its website, “RAPDASA embraces

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Morality for robots?

On the topic of computers, artificial intelligence and robots, Northern Illinois University Professor David Gunkel says science fiction is fast becoming “science fact.” Fictional depictions of artificial intelligence have run the gamut from the loyal Robot in “Lost in Space” to the

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Matt Cardwell (left) and Frank Naeymi-Rad, CEO and chairman of the board at IMO.

Applications Involvement Component equals more success for Ph.D. students in math at NIU

Most Ph.D. students in math never think about working for a major corporation or federal agency as part of their program. Doctoral students normally worry about qualifying exams, writing their dissertations and obtaining careers in academia. At NIU, however, students are involved

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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

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