Our club's mission

The Norse IoT club is focused on student-led research and projects concerning Internet of Things devices and applications. We hope to foster a community for students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals who are enthusiastic about the opportunities IoT has to offer.

The purpose and objectives of the club are to:

  • Share knowledge and ideas among students, faculty, and industry.
  • Establish a playground for IoT & Industry 4.0.
  • Develop skills outside of the standard university curriculum.
  • Foster an innovative and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Partner with industry pros working on real-world practical projects.
  • Create an environment for work, tinkering & socializing.
Club members will perform hands-on projects with a variety of technologies, such as
microcontrollers (ESP-32)
,
sensors (LIDAR, ultrasonic, infrared, temperature, humidity, etc.)
,
networks (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, LoRa)
,
motion (motors, servos)
, and
visual displays (TFT, OLED, LED, electrochromic)
.

Students from all courses of study at NKU are welcome, no technical experience required. The club prioritizes projects that are transdisciplinary, because IoT touches every aspect of life.

A collection of sensors and a screen shot of code in Arduino

Learn in-demand skills. In a chill, peer-driven setting.

Learning about IoT and working on projects ties all the knowledge you've gained as a student together. IoT projects can involve coding, networking, electrical engineering, 3D design, databases, cloud services, UI, and more. In Norse IoT, you'll work side by side with other students, as you explore the techology you'll use to build the projects only you can dream up.

A child screaming

Build your network. And build your network.

Connectedness matters, to people and digital devices. In n-IoT, you'll gain skills working with other people, while the devices you build learn to work with other devices. In both cases, the information shared makes the network better.

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What will you create? Let's find out.

The Norse IoT Club meets weekly on Mondays and Thursdays from 5-7pm in Griffin Hall 350. Projects can be as varied as imagination allows, as n-IoT strives to be a place where students can develop new skills, no prior experience necessary!

A photo from a Norse IoT club meeting.

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Smart people make dumb things smart. Checkmate.

IoT is at the forefront of the 4th industrial revolution. It's changing everything, from manufacturing and supply chain to consumer products like smart cars, solar panels, smart bulbs, and thermostats. But without smart people, these are just dumb devices. Just ask Siri. Or Alexa.


Listen In. We're making waves.

From our appearance on Informatics Cafe to our profile in NKU's own The Northerner, Norse IoT is changing this school. The question is, will you be there to help make it happen?

Looking to join?

Norse IoT meets every Tuesday at 4:30pm and every Wednesday at 4pm.

You'll find more info in our CampusGroups and Discord, so join now and start building your connected future today!

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Current Leadership

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President

Cassian Godsted

Cassian Godsted is a web developer and event coordinator, with internships at the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University's College of Informatics. As an intern, Cassian manages all aspects of INTERalliance's IT needs throughout the year, including web development, data analysis, laptop automation and more. At NKU, they study Computer Information Technology, and assists with day-to-day operations and event planning for the College of Informatics as a student worker. Cassian is also President of the Norse IoT Club at NKU, helping students learn the basics of IoT programming. Cassian also served as Vice President of the club from 2022-2023.

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Vice President

Riley Weber-Horowitz

Riley Weber-Horowitz is a student worker for NKU's College of Informatics. At NKU, she studies Public Relations and 3D Digital Effects, and she assists with social media, graphic design, and event planning for the College of Informatics as a student worker. Riley is also Vice President of the Norse IoT Club at NKU, helping students learn the basics of IoT programming.

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Secretary/Treasurer

Kristoffe Wilson

Kristoffe Wilson currently serves as both secretary and treasurer of the club, and is a senior studying Data Science and Statistics.

Previous Leadership

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2022 President

Kevin Muscara

Kevin Muscara was president from 2022-2023 and is currently a sophomore studying Applied Software Engineering.

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2021 President

Nick Klaene

Nick Klaene was the founding president of the club and served from 2021-2022. He studied Computer Science and Mathematics and works in Informatics+. Nick completed his final internship as an AWS Software Development Engineer at Amazon in Seattle the summer of 2022, and will relocate to Seattle to join Amazon following his December 2022 graduation.

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2021 Vice President

Jonathan Makunga

Jonathan Makunga was the founding vice president of the club and served from 2021-2022. He studied Information Technology with a minor in Computer Science, and worked at Informatics+ during his time at NKU. After graduating in May 2022, he joined Amazon in Seattle as a AWS Software Engineer.