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Latest Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science Stories

2011-02-18 17:15:42

For Northwestern University's Karen Smilowitz, the term "industrial engineering" is a bit of a misnomer.

2009-06-09 09:18:37

To engineering students, scenes like these might sound familiar: students splitting up group projects so they don’t have to work together. One student bragging that he did the problem without following the directions but still got the right answer.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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