For the fifth consecutive year, an NNU engineering team has been selected by NASA to launch an experiment into space. On Tuesday, August 16, NASA will launch the NNU RockSat-X team's experimental payload that will test the effectiveness of flexible RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) sensors and ADC’s (Analog to Digital Converters) under the harsh space environment.
The Boise Valley has an average of 220 sunny days, low humidity, and 12.1 inches of precipitation per year according to the Boise Valley Economic Partnership. This combination allows Idahoans to spend the bulk of their spare time doing what they love under clear blue skies.
Led by mechanical engineering professors Dr. Duke Bulanon and Dr. John Stutz, an NNU engineering team will develop a vision system to capture images of fruit trees and a computer program that will estimate fruit yield from the image. This is the third ISDA specialty crop grant awarded to the engineering department within the last three years.
NNU is seeking comments from the public in preparation for its 7-year full scale evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. NNU will undergo a comprehensive evaluation beginning October 19–21, 2016, by a team representing the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
“Our job is not finished until we have prepared the next generation.” This anonymous quote has inspired Dr. Ray Lindley, NNU’s Alumnus of the Year Award recipient, and it defines his lifelong dedication to education. This love of education was fostered in Lindley while at NNU and has ultimately led him to his current position as executive director of AIAASC.
Because of his dedication to the education of teachers and students, NNU is recognizing the distinguished career and many accomplishments of Steve Wyborney with the 2016 Alumni Professional Achievement Award. Wyborney, award-winning teacher, author and instructional coach, is well known for his use of instructional technology and his passion for mathematics.
Using his work in family medicine, missions and mentoring as a platform for Christ, Dr. Daniel Benedick has embodied the University’s vision. For his commitment to serving God in everything, the university is proud to name Dr. Daniel Benedick as the 2016 Leon Doane Young Alumnus.
“It’s great to be champions!” The Northwest Nazarene University baseball team celebrated a sweep of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference titles after a 9-8 victory over Western Oregon on May 13 in the GNAC baseball tournament hosted by NNU.
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and the NNU Department of Business offer a competition that provides the winning student a chance to kick-start a career as a franchise owner and operator.
Heather Skovgard has an exciting platform to represent Idaho, NNU and her faith as Miss Rodeo Idaho. She credits her NNU education for helping prepare her for this role and her future.