URBANA – Usually the stuff of "clean" rooms and laboratories and studied by university research professors, nanotechnology is making its way to the classroom.
To the middle school and high school classroom, that is, thanks to a summer institute for teachers being held at the University of Illinois.
CHAMPAIGN – So you're getting ready for the electronics recycling event this Saturday in Champaign and you've got that old computer from the closet that you're finally going to get rid of.
Hold on there.
CHAMPAIGN – Local businesses have only about two more weeks to take advantage of two opportunities offered by the Illini Entrepreneurship Center Network.
– High-growth companies in East Central Illinois have until Aug. 15 to apply for challenge grant awards of up to $5,000 for professional services.
CHAMPAIGN – Folks intrigued by innovative electric vehicles can see three of them Sunday in the Fourth of July Parade in Champaign-Urbana.
URBANA – The University of Illinois will widen its foray into online, customizable textbooks with help from a federal grant.
The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs has been awarded a $150,000 grant to establish an initiative that provides open-source textbook access for Illinois students.
CHAMPAIGN – Blue Waters, the University of Illinois' state-of-the-art 88,000-square-foot facility that could revolutionize supercomputing, is up and running on a temporary, smaller scale.
It's fair to say much of Illinois is flat, but that's not good enough for building roads and mapping flood-prone areas.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has awarded the University of Illinois a $799,200 grant for the second phase of the Illinois Height Modernization Program.
CHAMPAIGN – Henneman Engineering is installing a solar panel array atop its offices at 1605 S. State St., C.
The array is part of an 11.25-kilowatt electric generating system, said Michael Henneman, the company's chief executive officer.
CHAMPAIGN – It grows fast, needs few nutrients and releases energy as biomass that could help Parkland College, and other institutions, reduce their reliance on petroleum.