Ameren opens center in research park

Ameren opens center in research park

CHAMPAIGN — Ameren Corp. plans to hire up to 12 students to work at its new innovation center in the University of Illinois Research Park, the company said Tuesday.
Undergraduate and graduate students from multiple disciplines will work part-time on projects ranging from data analytics to mobile applications at the center, 2100 S. Oak St., C.
A full-time Ameren site manager will supervise the students and serve as liaison to the university.
Some projects at the center will tie in with the Ameren Illinois Technology Application Center, an on-grid testing facility for smart grid technologies that opened nearby in August 2013.
UI Chancellor Phyllis Wise said the innovation center will give students “the opportunity to work on smart energy solutions for the Midwest and beyond.”
“Such real-world experiences are examples of the transformative educational opportunities at Illinois that grow from our leadership in engineering, computing and energy,” she said in a prepared statement.
Ameren, based in St. Louis, is the first major energy company to open an office in the UI Research Park.
 

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