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.
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.