The University of Illinois interim vice chancellor for research talks about her experience as a woman in STEM, efforts to curb sexual harassment on campus and her work with national organizations to stop universities from simply 'passing the harasser' on to other schools.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the University of Illinois geologist who is part of a team that has developed new computer models to help researchers better forecast volcanic eruptions.
'The sign was removed from the office two months ago and is no longer staffed in the Research Park,' Director Laura Frerichs said in an email.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI chemistry professor, who is leading a team that is inventing new ways to break down the polyurethane that makes up close to 10 percent of our landfills and repurpose it in useful ways, such as adhesives.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Regular readers know of my infatuation with the Bose Frames Alto audio sunglasses. These sunglasses, about the size of normal shades, incorporate amazing micro speakers embedded in the temple pieces that connect with your phone or tablet via Bluetooth. As…
The more-than-eight-hour outage affecting all internet, cable television and phone services for both residential and business subscribers was resolved for almost all subscribers around 2 a.m. Thursday, with the rest expected to be back online by 6:25 a.m.
The public is invited to the 9 p.m. Sept. 20 show near the UI Research Park, where 100 computer-synchronized drones will fly in formation — everything from pyramids to flags to custom creations for the anniversary.
DECATUR — When the Trump administration granted ethanol waivers last month to 31 small oil refineries, many farmers were upset.
The local course, which includes hands-on training with cadavers, is being offered through Carle in cooperation with the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, the University of Illinois Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Institute and the UI Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
'What we want to install in there is the state-of-the-art equipment to be able to quantify the way in which the plants grow and determine yield parameters, and then relate that to genomic information and differences in the plants,' said Donald Ort, deputy director of the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency project.
The staff of the Illinois Board of Higher Education this week granted approval for the University of Illinois system to operate the new Chicago-based research and innovation center for the next five years. A full board vote isn’t required, after the five years are up, board authorization will be required for DPI to operate on a permanent basis.
CHICAGO — Argonne National Laboratory has joined the Discovery Partners Institute initiative launched by the University of Illinois.
That effort will focus on leveraging the assets of the UI Research Park; looking at how to support new startups so they stay in the community; developing a 'transformative' medical technology sector, building on the new Carle Illinois School of Medicine and cancer center; and leveraging the UI’s data analytics expertise, Robert Jones said.
Cellular 5G service promises everything short of a cure for cancer. Mea culpa, I spread that hype in a couple of previous columns. Then again, every print publication, website and news broadcast proclaims the coming of 5G with its Star Trek promises.
Among the projects the Army Corps of Engineers' Construction Engineering Research Laboratory has worked on: fuel cells, water-reuse technology, electrical studies for the Asian carp barrier on the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal and pollution prevention.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI senior in computer engineering who is co-founder and CEO of Filify 3D, a startup that recycles plastic waste from 3D printing into filament for the printers.
In a world of gadgets, phones festooned with features, and video that exhilarates your eyes, sometimes a simple piece of gear comes along that accomplishes a single task exceedingly and exquisitely well.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the UI assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering who is co-lead researcher on a project to develop a computational tool for estimating and predicting soil erosion.
The National Center for Supercomputing Applications landed the grant from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to work with researchers at the University of Minnesota and Ohio State University, who used Blue Waters to create similar digital models of the Arctic and Antarctic for the first time.
My friend Jim never forgot the ice storm of ’88, when he lived without power for a couple of weeks. He recently installed a natural-gas-powered generator, which is a rather expensive insurance policy.
Before the annual, eight-day cult classic resumes Sunday on the Discovery Channel, three experts reveal some quick facts about the oft-misunderstood denizens of the deep.
In the latest episode of Julie Wurth's podcast, Gene Robinson, director of the UI's Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, talks about the 'extreme form of team science' that has made the institute a success.
URBANA — In their white lab coats, Madisen LeShoure and Rola Abudayeh throw around scientific terms such as “hydrophobic” and “micro goniometer” like real research pros.
Staff writer Paul Wood chats with the CEO at SimBioSys Inc. in the University of Illinois Research Park, which is working on technology to allow doctors and scientists to look at cancer to see how cells are interacting.