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Committee requests addition, deletion of academic programs

Noah Thornburgh

May 17, 2019

Sixteen programs, including three Ph.Ds, are waiting on approval at the next Board of Trustees meeting June 13.{{tncms-inline alignment="left" content="<p>Requests for addition</p> <ul><li>Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering</li><li...

Female salary inequity found

Virginia Naples, a professor of 32 years in the biological studies department, takes a break from her ongoing research on gender pay inequality at NIU. She has been studying gender pay inequality for more than 20 years.

Northern Star staff

July 21, 2016

Female professor’s publications compared with their earnings are unequal, creating a gender-based salary inequity which Biological Sciences Professor Virginia Naples presented to the Board of Trustees today.The research presented during the board’s special meeting in Altgeld Hall, Room 315 showed the onl...

Report: Engineering staff needed

Scott Nicol

May 5, 2016

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has been recommended to transform both the B.S. and M.S. in electrical engineering and the minor in biomedical engineering, and review or phase out nine certificates — the most from any college at NIU.The recommendations were made by the program priorit...

Undergraduates: Practice interviews at career fairs

Mohammed Taha Faridi

September 28, 2014

Undergraduate students should take advantage of upcoming job and internship fairs.Tuesday marks the beginning of the Graduate and Professional School Fair. More than 100 programs have been organized and recruiters were invited to the fair, as well as upcoming recruitment fairs. At the fairs, companies talk to...

$45M engineering grant goes to design

Shikha Duttyal

April 28, 2014

The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has received a $45.3 million software grant from Siemens, assisting students and faculty to complete the life cycle of a product design.Siemens donated the grant to CEET for the purchase of software to assist students and faculty in product designi...

Campaign recruits engineers

James Green

September 23, 2013

The #WhyEngineering campaign has looked to increase engineering retention through “survival guide” pamphlets and tutoring, among other things.#WhyEngineering is an advertising campaign imagined by students working under Amanda Carrier, College of Engineering and Engineering Technology marketing specia...

NIU college to introduce new robotics curriculum

Julia Boyle

April 30, 2013

A new lab and new curriculum--new engineering students have changes to look forward to thanks to a $50,000 grant. The College of Engineering and Engineering Technology has introduced a new curriculum for future students following a grant from OMRON Foundation. The equipment grant helped create the prog...

College of Engineering to get a new lab

Northern Star Staff

October 28, 2012

OMRON Global will be sponsoring the development of a new lab for the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, according to NIU Today. The new lab will include state-of-the-art equipment like robotics arms, microcontrollers and testing equipment, according to NIU Today. Researchers and students...

Engineering students develop technology to aid people with Parkinsons, tremors

Joe Palmer

April 17, 2012

NIU engineering students use technology to target tremors. A multidisciplinary group of NIU engineering students have banded together to try and make life easier for people with Parkinson’s disease, said project mentor and professor of mechanical engineering Dr. Abhijit Gupta. “The project focuses o...

NIU to participate in 2012 Indian Initiative

Ross Hettel

September 18, 2011

The Institute of International Education selected NIU, along with 10 other universities, to participate in the 2012 Indian Initiative. The program's goal is to increase higher education connections between U.S. and Indian institutions, according to a news release from NIU Today. "The [IIE] wants U.S. univ...