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McCormick Convocation and Northwestern's 163rd Commencement

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Lauren Simitz

Grad Set to Launch with SpaceX

Senior chemical engineering and economics student Lauren Simitz will help rockets defy the forces of gravity when she joins SpaceX following graduation.Read more

Rare Mineral from Rocks Found in Mollusk Teeth

Northwestern Engineering researchers have, for the first time, discovered a rare mineral hidden inside the teeth of a chiton, a large mollusk found along rocky coastlines.Read more

Bruce Mau

Bruce Mau to Address Graduates at 2021 Convocation

A leader in design innovation, Mau will speak to McCormick graduates and their families during an in-person ceremony on June 13.Read more

COVID-19 PCR Tests can be Freeze Dried

Northwestern Engineering researchers have discovered that commercially available PCR tests can withstand the freeze-drying process, making them shelf-stable for up to 30 days.Read more

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Spring 2021: Resilient and United


Spring 2021

Resilient and United: Pivoting to Face the Pandemic

Over the past year, our community became more resourceful and resilient than ever. Our durable spirit has inspired whole-brain thinking—personally and professionally. This issue of our magazine is full of stories that show how well our community has faced COVID-19 together and adjusted with creativity and perseverance.

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