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NIU’s Department of Technology of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has announced the winner of its Senior Design Day competition. Member of the “Advanced Machine Guarding” group – technology seniors Jacob Jackson, Jeremy Kutz and Simon Wu – worked together to invent a machine guarding teaching tool for students in technology, engineering and...
Mini Baja Team
While most NIU students enjoyed the first week of summer, members of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology Mini Baja Team spent their weekend in competition. At stake: a regional title – and a chance to prove to the rest of North America that NIU has what it takes. Each year, the Mini Baja...
Bright Futures
What is green, sits on rusty metal nails, and has 120 volts of electricity shooting through its vinegary center? It’s the electrified pickle, and it’s going to get zapped again Thursday, June 6, when NIU STEM Outreach and DeKalb County libraries present the Bright Futures Electricity Fair. The Electricity Fair will be held at the...
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“How can my organization benefit from technology, the Internet, social media and mobile devices?” NIU students in CLCE 350: Community Organizations in a Digital World attempted to answer that question by organizing and presenting a technology conference for DeKalb-area nonprofit organizations earlier this month. The conference was presented by NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership...
Logo of the NIU Society of Women Engineers
Northern Illinois University’s Society of Women Engineers (NIU- SWE) is dedicated to empowering women in a male-dominated field. Its mission is to “stimulate women to achieve full potential in careers as engineers and leaders, expand the image of the engineering profession as a positive force in improving the quality of life, and demonstrate the value...
Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella
The NIU Foundation Venture Grants Committee has announced Lichuan Liu and Federico Sciammarella as recipients of the 2013 Venture Grants. In partnership with NIU’s Technology Transfer Office and the Northern Illinois Research Foundation, the NIU Foundation Grants Committee has chosen the proposals that most closely exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit, vision and potential for marketability reflected...
Green Up NIU
Almost a year has passed since NIU’s Information Technology Services (ITS) launched its “Green Up NIU” campaign to practice and promote sustainability on NIU’s campus. “Sustainability means planning and implementing services and programs that have the ability to meet the needs of the present student population without compromising the ability to meet future student needs,”...
Promod Vohra, dean of the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, celebrates the grand opening with Nigel Blakeway, Omron CEO and president of the Omron Foundation.
More than 15 years ago, the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology partnered with Omron to provide internships to NIU students. In working with NIU students and faculty, Omron became fond of CEET’s curriculum, seeing that it had laid a great theoretical platform for students entering the workforce. Later, Omron donated safety and automation equipment...
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NIU’s Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development (NGOLD) will present a Non-Profit Technology Conference from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Holmes Student Center. There is no cost for nonprofit workers and volunteers, although registration is required: e-mail [email protected] The conference has been organized by Alicia Schatteman, assistant professor of nonprofit...
For the second straight year, Northern Illinois University will host approximately 110 student teams from Illinois for the Illinois Destination ImagiNation Affiliate Tournament Finals on Saturday, April 13. The top two teams in each age division of each challenge will qualify for the Global Finals Tournament, scheduled from Wednesday, May 22, to Saturday, May 25,...
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The NIU Women’s Resource Center host a Hot Topic Tuesday in honor of this year’s theme for Women’s History Month: “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in STEM: Science, Math, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.” Scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the Stevenson Multipurpose Room, the free event will focus on...
NIU Robotics
NIU’s new robotics team, having just formed in the fall of 2012, was eager to compete in its first challenge. And so it was Saturday, March 9, that NIU Robotics traveled to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for 26th annual Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition. The rules are simple; teams must design, create, and...
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