NNU’s Department of Engineering is pleased to announce its programs have officially achieved ABET accreditation. ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that is an internationally recognized accreditor of college and university programs, specializing in the disciplines of applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.
NNU’s RockSat-X engineering team, in collaboration with Boise-based American Semiconductor, Inc. (ASI), launched an experimental payload on a sub-orbital sounding rocket to 100 miles above the Atlantic Ocean on a half-hour flight on Wednesday, August 12. The payload parachuted down into the Atlantic where it was recovered by ship and returned to the NNU research lab for post-flight data analysis by the team and their collaborators.
On July 15, Heather Skovgard was named the 2016 Miss Rodeo Idaho at the centennial celebration of the Snake River Stampede. While being Miss Rodeo Idaho will be an intense task in and of itself, Heather is also entering her fourth and final year at NNU. She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in May 2016.
Spring semester, three NNU seniors participated in a course titled “Franchise Venture,” which tasked each student to prepare a business plan for a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory franchise.
Thoughts from alum Jodi (Peterson) Lindley (’96). Jodi is currently serving as Asia policy advisor for cooperative threat reduction for the Department of Defense. She was also the recipient of the 2014 Leon Doane Young Alumnus Award.
Alumnus Mark Kasinger (recipient of the 2014 Professional Achievement Award) knows from experience where an NNU degree can take you. He credits dedicated professors who taught him how to think beyond the subject matter for giving him the foundation he’s needed to work in the aerospace industry. The hard skills as well as the creative thinking ability he gained at NNU have allowed him to keep his head in the clouds working for NASA.
Northwest Nazarene University values experiences that are out-of-this-world. For the third consecutive year, NNU students are participating in RockSat-X, a NASA program that allows students a chance to research and develop experiments that will be launched into space.
My extended family is one of those families that bleeds their school colors. For us, that school is Washington State University. Everyone in my family went to WSU. After graduating high school in 2006, I chose to attend Northwest Nazarene University eschewing the family tradition of becoming a Cougar.
The Department of Physics and Engineering at Northwest Nazarene University is busy once again giving their students opportunities to take their learning outside the classroom, gain hands-on experience and have some fun too. This time it’s by participating in a VEX Robotics competition.
Employers want more than time-clock punchers. NNU graduates exemplify experience, integrity and passion, essential personal traits that make them highly desirable employees—and people.