Inside Our Program
Inside Our Program


Interning with Surgical Precision

Two MSR students look back on their summer at Johnson & Johnson helping prepare the next generation of operating room robots.
Nov 20, 2023

Second-Year Students Reflect on MSR Hackathon

Students who are now in their final quarter share how their first week in MSR prepared them for the rest of their time in the program.
Nov 10, 2023

Stretching her Skills at Boston Dynamics

Katie Hughes (MSR ‘23) discusses her summer internship and how she helped add new skills to the company’s warehouse robot.
Oct 27, 2023

Meet Willie, The Autonomous Guide Dog 

Marthinus Nel (MSR ‘23) was inspired by a friend who has epileptic seizures to create a robot pal that helps those with visual impairments.
Aug 10, 2023

Northwestern Establishes Julio M. Ottino Professorship

The professorship recognizes Ottino’s leadership and long-term commitment to the University and the McCormick School of Engineering.
Jul 25, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Creating a Helping Hand

Ritika Ghosh talks about the complexities that made her MSR independent project a challenge and the lessons she learned on the journey to success.
Jul 10, 2023

Robot Block Party at MSI

MSR students participated in the annual robotics celebration at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry to present their projects and introduce a new generation to robotics.
Jun 20, 2023

Christina Kosmowski Encourages Graduating Seniors to Say Yes

Kosmowski, CEO at LogicMonitor, and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke at the 2023 Undergraduate Convocation on June 11.
Jun 12, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Rodney D. Priestley Challenges Graduates to Use Education for Good

Priestley and Dean Julio M. Ottino spoke at the PhD Hooding and Master’s Recognition Ceremony on June 11, part of Northwestern’s 165th Commencement.
Jun 12, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

Climbing the Robotics Ladder

Liz Metzger talks about how the success she found through her independent project has set her up for the rest of the MSR program – and her career.
Jun 9, 2023

Christopher Schuh Named Dean of McCormick School of Engineering

A renowned researcher, entrepreneur, educator, and alumnus, Schuh will join Northwestern from MIT.
Jun 6, 2023|from Northwestern Engineering News

First-Quarter MSR Students Complete Robotics Projects

A new MSR video highlights first-quarter students who created robots that play air hockey and Jenga, make hot chocolate, wield a lightsaber, and keep a balloon off the floor.
May 23, 2023

Drifting into a New Space

Meg Sindelar (MSR ‘23) talks about creating a drifting autonomous parallel parking remote-control car.
May 11, 2023

Finding Hope in The After

Anna Garverick’s summer internship leaned on her MSR lessons to help bring joy and functionality back to stroke survivor Henry Evans.
Apr 19, 2023

Learning to Move Forward

Kailey Smith talks about how the MSR program changed her mindset and taught her the skills needed to excel in her role as an applications engineer at Tutor Intelligence.
Apr 10, 2023
Explore All News