About Us

The Northwestern University Student Chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE NU) is an organization dedicated to providing the resources and outlets through which the University's aspiring engineers, tinkerers, and hackers can learn and create with their craft.

Our chapter is directly supported and funded by Northwestern University's Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) department.

What We Do

Project Showcase

The annual IEEE NU Project Showcase is an opportunity for Northwestern students, both undergraduate and graduate, to present independent software and hardware projects to employers and the Northwestern community. Submissions can consist of any unique, portable, and easily demonstrable original creation.

Applications for the 2018 Showcase are now open. Apply now!

This year's showcase will take place on Saturday, March 3rd, in the Norris Louis Room.

A panel of industry representatives evaluates each project on three main criteria:

1. Real-World Practicality and Potential Application
2. Technical Difficulty
3. Effectiveness of Project's Execution

The inaugural 2017 IEEE NU Project Showcase featured over 20 projects and 50 students, as well as 10 judges from top tech companies. Below are the winning submissions and their descriptions.



Simple, fast, and visual course scheduling for Northwestern University

2nd (Tie)


Slack in your terminal

2nd (Tie)


Local DNS resolver that improves CDN replica selection, specializing in public DNS users

Best Underclassmen Project

Pyed Pyper

Data visualization tool for Chicago public school safety

Executive Board