The Daily Illini

Year in Review: Technology

By Lilly Mashayek

December 10, 2015

By Lily MashayekStaff writer University Receives RecognitionSeveral University faculty members received awards this year: professor of physics Mats Selen was awarded with the national Professor of the Year Award, six University faculty members were chosen as Fellows of the American Association for the Adv...

UI to use NSF grant to help women, minorities

By Lily Mashayek

December 3, 2015

By Lilly Mashayek Staff writer Women and minorities looking to start their own companies will now be able to get a little extra help from a new program at the University. A $100,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, NSF, will be used to fund programs for women and minorities in entrepreneuri...

Natural History Survey receives thousands of specimen donation

Natural History Survey receives thousands of specimen donation

By Ali Braboy

November 2, 2015

The Illinois Natural History Survey has described itself as the guardian and recorder of biological specimens of Illinois since 1858. And recently the collection got even bigger.Southern Illinois University Carbondale, or SIUC, gave 12,000 specimens containing amphibians and reptiles and more than 700,000 ...

UI debuts new engineering center

UI debuts new engineering center

October 19, 2015

By Christin WatkinsStaff writerThe new $18.5 million center for the Power Optimization of Electro-Thermal Systems is a “really big deal,” said President Timothy Killeen.At a kick-off meeting for the center Thursday, Killeen said he believes the new center will affirm “the world-class know-how” ...

College of Education debuts IDEALL

By Vivienne Henning

October 4, 2015

About four years ago, as technology continued to evolve, the College of Education began to consider how the school could evolve with it. The college researched how technology can be used in the classroom as well as how students interact with and learn from technology. This curiosity led to the developme...

University to lead new Engineering Research Center

University to lead new Engineering Research Center

By Caeli Cleary

August 26, 2015

The University is leading a new Engineering Research Center that is being further developed with an $18.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The center, called Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems, or P.O.E.T.S., is being established to increase the power in smaller electri...

Four UI Professors design Robotic Bats

Four UI Professors design Robotic Bats

December 3, 2014

Imagine looking up into the sky and seeing winged robots flying high above construction sites. These mechanical bats have been programmed to take photographs and collect data on any potential safety threats or hazards before swooping back down to Earth. No, this is not the plot of a science-fiction novel, but...

Seven University students selected for prestigious graduate fellowship

Seven University students selected for prestigious graduate fellowship

September 24, 2014

Roughly 3,000 students applied to the prestigious National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship, only 189 received the award and seven of those attend the University.  Graduate students from 48 universities around the country received the fellowship, which covers the fellows’ full tuition ...