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To make a stable structure and learn about balanced force and equal pull, a group of third graders paired up, connected their wrists and leaned back, making an inverted triangle. Instead of passing out worksheets to elementary students, teachers can, with the help of a new book, use creative movement to introduce scientific topics such as cantilevers and compound machines.
A team of top scientists from several universities, including the University of Illinois, are collaborating to develop a new class of polymers that can be used as advanced materials for batteries, energy storage, and sophisticated lightweight electronics.
Not every student dreams of spending his or her summer on the beach. Some would rather pursue their passions on campus, spending the long summer days in an air-conditioned lab crunching numbers or plating cells. For two lucky undergraduates researching at the Institute for Genomic Biology, that dream is now a reality, made possible by the Carl R. Woese Undergraduate Research Scholarship.
Dr. Brendan Harley, an associate professor in chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been selected to participate in the National Academy of Engineering’s 22nd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium.
URBANA – In an era of so many scientific and technological breakthroughs—advances in genome editing, the discovery of Higgs boson or the “God particle,” the launching of deep space satellites—two award-winning Illinois scientists have teamed up to re-introduce people to a remarkable 19th century lecture series about the candle.
Congratulations to Dr. Damien Guironnet, who was recently recognized by the University of Illinois School of Chemical Sciences for his teaching excellence in the 2015-16 academic year. Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering graduate student Arkaprava Dan also received an SCS Teaching Award.
Congratulations to Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering graduate student Yung-Tin Pan, who has won a Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the University of Illinois Graduate College. Pan is a Dow Chemical Company Fellow in Dr. Hong Yang’s research group.
Congratulations to Anish Shenoy, graduate student in Dr. Charles Schroeder’s research group, for winning third place in the Langmuir Graduate Student Oral Presentation Awards Session at the 90th American Chemical Society’s Colloids and Surface Science Meeting.
Congratulations to Dr. Hyunjoon Kong, recipient of a 2016 Campus Distinguished Promotion Award. The award, given by the Campus Committee on Promotion and Tenure, identifies scholars whose contributions and achievements within their respective fields are particularly excellent.
Ten University of Illinois students, including a 2016 Chemical Engineering graduate, have been offered student Fulbright grants to pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences this coming year. These students and young alumni will be sharing their distinct Illinois experiences with others throughout Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.