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Northwestern Engineering Celebrates 158th Commencement

Dean Julio M. Ottino and alumna Chelsea Stoner offered advice and best wishes to the undergraduate Class of 2016.read more


Making Computers Reason and Learn by Analogy

Ken Forbus’s structure-mapping engine gives computers the ability to reason like humans and even solve moral dilemmas.read more

Algorithm Ranks Thermotolerance of Algae

New tool could play important role in the race to save coral reefs.read more

Ferroelectric Materials React Unexpectedly to Strain

Layered perovskites ‘turn off’ polarity under too much strain.read more

NUvention: Web + Media Students Present Web-based Startups

Final projects include bulk food delivery service and online platform to help small, local businesses advertise.read more


Northwestern Plans Major Expansion in Computer Science

With student demand and research opportunities skyrocketing, Northwestern announced it will hire an additional 20 faculty members and substantially expand its commitment to this field. read more

Ideas at the Intersection: Check out the latest innovative ideas from Northwestern students.

The next big idea: Ideas at the Intersection

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A Different Way of Thinking

It takes a different way of thinking to connect disparate fields, put big ideas into action, solve global problems, and imagine what’s next. It takes left-brain analytical skills. It takes right-brain creativity.

It takes whole-brain engineering.

Join us as we take the world in a whole new direction.