Each year, NNU offers students opportunities to be involved in various global mission projects. This summer, NNU on a Mission sent out four teams to serve communities in Liberia, Poland, Colombia, Haiti and Kenya.
Monday, August 8, a group of 220 NNU alumni gathered to watch the Seattle Mariners defeat the Detroit Tigers 3-0 at Safeco Field in Seattle. Included in the group were several alumni that had made the trip from Idaho to meet up with family and friends, and families that represented three generations of NNU alums!
With over 300 alumni pioneering in science and engineering fields around the globe, the education and hands-on experience the Department of Engineering and Physics offers has provided students with a great foundation for their future careers. Learn about several of those alumni and their careers.
NNU’s Department of Engineering and Physics recognizes the value of experience in one’s field of study, and is intentional about providing students with a variety of hands-on opportunities. Learn about some of the current research and design projects NNU students have been working on.
Earlier this month, NNU and Project 88.7 took over Roaring Springs for an after-hours event and concert with Family Force 5 and special guest David Dunn. It was a great event with a packed house! We had the opportunity to talk to a lot of students and families about NNU while listening to some awesome music.
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.