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Meet the New Director of Engineering Career Development

Erik J. Friedman joined McCormick in September after seven years as associate dean of career development and industry relations at Columbia College following a 15-year run at DePaul University.
Dec 4, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Megan Greenfield to Address Graduates at PhD Hooding and Master’s Degree Recognition Ceremony

Greenfield, a partner at McKinsey & Company, will speak to graduates and their families during a ceremony on December 9 at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall.
Dec 4, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Northwestern Engineering Team Wins NASA Prize

The group won the Systems Engineering Award at the NASA Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-Changing (BIG) Challenge finals held in November at the Glenn Research Center in Cleveland.
Nov 29, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

McCormick Faculty Named Among Global ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ for 2023

The list identifies researchers who showed significant influence by publishing highly cited papers.
Nov 15, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

AI Creates a Squishy Purple Blob That Uses Air to Walk

Gizmodo wrote about the recent work done by Professor Sam Kriegman, which resulted in the first AI capable of intelligently designing new robots that work in the real world
Oct 13, 2023|from Gizmodo

Ian McCue, Ryan Truby Receive DARPA Young Faculty Awards

Both McCue and Truby will receive a two-year award of $500,000 as part of the program, which aims to identify and engage standout researchers in junior faculty positions.
Oct 10, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Artificial Intelligence Creates a Robot from Scratch in Seconds at Northwestern University

Professor Sam Kriegman spoke with CBS Chicago and discussed the artificial intelligence that can design a robot completely by itself.
Oct 4, 2023|from CBS Chicago

Instant Evolution: AI Designs New Robot from Scratch in Seconds

The artificial intelligence developed by Professor Sam Kriegman is the first AI capable of intelligently designing new robots that work in the real world.
Oct 3, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Trek to Chile Widens Northwestern Students’ Perspective

Professor Jennifer Dunn led nine students on a new global engineering trek to study energy storage and critical minerals in the social and cultural context of Chile.
Oct 2, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Making Material Advancements at the Nanoscale

The work by Professors Horacio Espinosa and Chad Mirkin explored the engineering of materials at the nanoscale, emphasizing the unique properties that nanoscale structures can exhibit compared to bulk materials.
Sep 29, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Northwestern Engineering Names Winners of 2023 Cole-Higgins Awards

Mike Edmonds, Kyoo-Chul Park, Abigail Stringer, Zachary Wood-Doughty, and Chamille Lescott earned school’s awards for outstanding teaching and advising.
Sep 21, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Sinan Keten Picked for Defense Science Study Group

An expert in computational materials science and mechanics, Keten will be part of a 16-person cohort that will focus on US defense policy and related research and development.
Sep 1, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Richard Lueptow Elected Fellow of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers

The honor is the highest grade of AIChE membership and recognizes Lueptow’s distinctive professional achievements and accomplishments.
Aug 31, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Students Recognized in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’

Eight Northwestern students and alumni have secured spots on this year’s Chicago-specific Forbes ’30 Under 30’ list.
Aug 11, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Sam Kriegman Named Schmidt Futures AI2050 Early Career Fellow

Through the Schmidt Futures AI2050 Early Career Fellowship, Kriegman and his students will use AI to invent new robots.
Aug 3, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News
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