NIU STEM Café: Canine Science and the Power of Dog-Human Bonds

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

We know dogs are “human’s best friend,” but what makes dogs uniquely suited to fulfill that role? This STEM Café explores the rise of canine sciences, the power of positive reinforcement training and what dogs can teach us about being human.Keri Burchfield, Ph.D., NIU professor of sociology, will discuss the Lifetime Bonds program she runs […]

NIU STEM Café: Mechatronics: From Robots to Self-Driving Vehicles

Fatty's Pub and Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy,, DeKalb, IL

From washers and dryers to drones, conveyor systems and self-driving cars, the results of mechatronics are part of our current lives and a high-tech future. Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering field that integrates mechanical, electrical, computer and information systems throughout the design process to create a final product that’s better than the sum of its […]

NIU Homecoming Week: October 4-9

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