STEM Café: Mechatronics: From Robots to Self-driving Vehicles

Washers and dryers and drones, conveyor systems and self-driving cars — the results of mechatronics are part of our current lives and a high-tech future. Mechatronics is an interdisciplinary engineering field that integrates mechanical, electrical, computer and information systems throughout the design process to create a final product that’s better than the sum of its parts.

At this STEM Café, hear from two experienced engineering professors to learn about the mechatronics design process, the profession of mechatronics engineering and how mechatronics are making a difference in our everyday lives.

With Yueh-Jaw (YJ) Lin, Ph.D., NIU mechanical engineering professor and director of Mechatronics Engineering Program, and Peter A. Lin, Ph.D., engineer and NIU visiting professor in the Mechatronics Engineering Program.

Northern Illinois University STEM Cafés are part of NIU STEAM and are designed to increase public awareness of the critical role that STEM fields play in our everyday lives. They are offered in partnership with the NIU Alumni Association and made possible with support from Thermo Fisher Scientific and Bayer Fund.

Wednesday, October 12, 2022 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Fatty's Pub & Grille 1312 W Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115

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Lectures, Presentations and Workshops, Community Events

Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public



Free. Registration encouraged.

NIU Alumni Association, NIU STEAM
Center for P-20 Engagement, Mechanical Engineering, Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development
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Judith Dymond

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