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Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

Families spend mealtimes distracted, study finds

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

Some people may spend their mealtime scrolling on their phone or watching television; however, a study revealed families spend nearly half of their time distracted during meals. The study, conducted at the University, was directed by Jaclyn Saltzman, who earned her doctoral degree in human development ...

New technology patch helps babies with medical conditions

New technology patch helps babies with medical conditions

By Luis Velazquez, Staff Writer

April 18, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

A Coordinated Science Laboratory professor from the University and a professor from Northwestern University created a device that eliminates the physical divide between pre-mature babies and their family through in-home monitoring. According to the CSL website, the team consisted of Naresh Shanbhag, professor in ...

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

$100 million donation to rename College of Engineering

By Samantha Boyle, News Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Administration, Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

After the newest $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support, the College of Engineering will be renamed The Grainger College of Engineering, pending approval by the University Board of Trustees. James Bell, executive director for marketing and communications ...

Robot arm serves coffee to community

Robot arm serves coffee to community

By Ethan Simmons, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

A University student's startup robotic arm makes coffee for customers on the Engineering Quad.  The Yummy Future Robot Café is a wheeled white cube with espresso machinery and a robotic arm encased in glass. Customers walk up a short ramp, select and pay for their beverage at the kiosk and watch the arm carry their c...

Advocacy day promotes cancer research awareness

Advocacy day promotes cancer research awareness

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 13, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

In order to promote and advocate for cancer research awareness, the Cancer Research Advocacy Group invites cancer survivors, scholars and researchers to share their insights.  On May 17, on Cancer Research Advocacy Day, cancer survivors, researchers and scholars from all over the nation will join the c...

Study questions drinking behaviors

Study questions drinking behaviors

By YooJin Son, Assistant News Editor

April 11, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Campus Life, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

Questioning the behavior of ordering another drink, taking another sip and repeating it the next week, a research study has worked its way back to answer these questions to create smarter interventions down the road. With a team of researchers, Catharine Fairbairn, assistant professor in LAS, is cond...

University team’s electric vehicle speeds to victory

University team’s electric vehicle speeds to victory

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

April 9, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

A highly efficient car designed by University students drove to victory at the Shell Eco-marathon on Saturday. EcoIllini is a student organization in the Society of Automotive Engineers and placed first at the competition. EcoIllini provides an environment for members to gain hands-on experience applyi...

UI plans new program for information sciences

UI plans new program for information sciences

By Zihan Wang, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology, Top Stories

In fall 2020, the School of Information Sciences will provide a new program for students who want to pursue a bachelor’s degree in information sciences. According to the iSchool’s website, this new program is the only one of its kind offered among public universities in Illinois and is a STEM-des...

Prosthetic hand creates opportunities

Prosthetic hand creates opportunities

By Sara Pietrzak, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology, Showcase, Top Stories

The ability to hold an egg, to pinch our fingers together and to feel the hand of a family member all seem like simplistic acts of everyday life. However, according to a University website, for the nearly 2 million people living with limb loss, these tasks are difficult and for some, even impossible. R...

University researchers receive $1.2 million grant

University researchers receive $1.2 million grant

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, News, Science & Technology

University researchers received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to fund a project that aims to encourage more low-income and underrepresented students in middle school and high school to consider STEM fields. Lynford Goddard, professor in electrical and computer engineering and principal ...

Climate change affects Midwest

Climate change affects Midwest

By Olivia Welshans, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019


Filed under News, Science & Technology, State

A team of Midwestern experts led by a University professor has released a report about the threat climate change poses for the Great Lakes region. “Changes to climate are having a huge impact on our pocket books — on our lives — and it is important people recognize that,” said Donald Wuebbles, ...

Grant supports climate change research

Grant supports climate change research

By Jade Morganfield, Staff Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under Around Campus, Champaign-Urbana, News, Science & Technology

The University is sharing with four other academic institutions a $5 million grant, which is expected to aid the University’s Crops in silico Project. The four other institutions are the University of Nebraska, Purdue University, Oxford University and Pennsylvania State University. The grant is funded...

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