<P>05northern now winter 2016 inside niu Driving 400 Miles a Week for What You Love At some point, most people experience a spark that starts it all, that sets them on the path to their passion and career. For Dan Hartman, 87, the spark hit young. I was always fascinated with technology throughout high school, but didnt see a lot of it, he says. So I went to college wanting to learn more about computer technology and engineering. Originally from Waterman, Illinois, Hartman came to Northern Illinois University because at the time, it was the only school in the nation to offer his major of interest: numerical control technology. He found his professors to be intelligent and involved, and classes were positively challenging. The most rewarding part of his time at NIU – aside from meeting his wife, a fellow Huskie – was the extensive hands-on experience. In the ?eld of technology and machinery, I walked out of school knowing as much and more than any other program- mers, he says. I remember my ?rst job in Denver; I was even teaching my colleagues multi-axis programming techniques. Today, Hartman spends half his week at home in Indianapolis as the Digital Manufacturing Lead at Rolls- Royce North Americas Defence Operations division. The other half he spends in Chicago at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) at UI LABS as the Director of Manufacturing R&D. DMDII is heralded by the government as a major digital manufacturing research facility. Before it was of?cially announced, Hartman attended a preliminary meeting as a representative from Rolls-Royce and loved the vision for the facility. I drive 400 miles each week for this oppor- tunity with DMDII, he says. Every step of my career leading up to Rolls-Royce has been about applying computer automation to manufacturing. ...We are changing the world of manufacturing today. To be part of something like that is priceless. In August, Hartman gave a tour of the DMDII manufacturing ?oor to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. He was delighted and impressed by Pritzkers knowledge and passion about digital manufacturing. It was exciting to meet somebody at that level and explain the facilitys impact and how were going to achieve our goals at the institute, he says. She asked a lot of questions and a lot of the right questions. She understands that this is the future of the American economy. Hartman continues to follow his passion for computer technology and how it can completely revolutionize American manufacturing. He advises students to ?nd something that you are passionate about and really want to do. A job or career shouldnt just be a job, he says. You want to get up in the morning for it. Once you ?gure out your passion, youll have fun doing it, and everything will fall into place. Storybook Series Teaches STEM Concepts Young alumnus Kevin Krull, 14, is illustrating a childrens storybook series published by Northern Illinois University Press. Krull, a 24-year-old Chicagoan whose illustrations have appeared in Creative Quarterly, is providing the artwork for the eight books in the Stuffed Bunny Science Adventure series, written by Gillian King-Gargile, director of NIUs STEM Read program. Through the books, young readers will explore the adventures of a toy bunny named Bear and his favorite boy, Jack, as they learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. I am passionate about encouraging kids in learning and pursuing STEM ?elds and have a personal interest in science myself, Krull says. If I hadnt gone to school for art, I most likely would have gone for chemistry. So the main topic of the book series is near and dear to me and was something I was immediately drawn to. continued on page 6</p> <UL><LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/1/1/">Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/2/2/">Inside-Front-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/3/3/">Page-1</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/4/4/">Page-2</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/5/5/">Page-3</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/6/6/">Page-4</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/7/7/">Page-5</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/8/8/">Page-6</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/9/9/">Page-7</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/10/10/">Page-8</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/11/11/">Page-9</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/12/12/">Page-10</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/13/13/">Page-11</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/14/14/">Page-12</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/15/15/">Page-13</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/16/16/">Page-14</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/17/17/">Page-15</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/18/18/">Page-16</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/19/19/">Page-17</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/20/20/">Page-18</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/21/21/">Page-19</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/22/22/">Page-20</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/23/23/">Page-21</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/24/24/">Page-22</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/25/25/">Page-23</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/26/26/">Page-24</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/27/27/">Page-25</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/28/28/">Page-26</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/29/29/">Page-27</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/30/30/">Page-28</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/31/31/">Page-29</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publication/1137/pfuffguzq/32/32/">Back-Cover</a></LI> <LI><a href="http://www.mzines.net/publications/1137/x/sitemap.xml" target="_blank">site map</a></LI> </UL>

 

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