Engineering Programs





Students Launch UIC Chapter of Institute of Transportation Engineers
CME has a new student organization up and running! A packed house attended the first general body meeting of the UIC chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) in October. “The objective of the ITE-UIC student chapter is to bring together students related to transportation engineering at CME and beyond,” said Nabin Kafle, president of ITE-UIC. “We want to make students more interested in the Transportation Engineering program by conducting regular talks, seminars, and employment opportunities, while connected them to ITE district and scholarship opportunities.” The student chapter also offers free membership to ITE-UIC chapter, career guidance, networking events, field trips, conferences, and much more. “The transportation and logistics sector is facing huge challenges and opportunities at the same…
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ECE Students Help Introduce Engineering to Elementary Students
Photo by Pawel KonopkaStudents from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and their peers from every area of UIC’s College of Engineering hosted Mom, Me, and SWE on Nov.12 at UIC. The Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) event is an outreach program for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade female students and their parents with the goal to expose young female students to engineering with hands on activities and to encourage the students to start thinking about engineering as a viable career path.More than 30 students and parents participated in the free event, which focused on Electrical and Computer Engineering. ECE students Stephanie Sagun, of Park Forest, Ill., and Megan Dague, of Fox Lake, Ill, provided an overview about the…
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Engineering Students Get Professional Boost from Gaspardo & Associates, Inc.
It takes more than a driver to win a race. It takes a team! And the UIC Motorsports Formula team recently received a powerful boost from one of its new corporate sponsors.Several engineering students had the opportunity to visit Gaspardo & Associates, Inc., in Batavia, Ill., where they had a chance to use company’s 3D measurement devices to make computer models of the engine for its formula race car.“We went to Gaspardo and Associates to scan our engine using their product, ComScan,” said Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE) student Simona Narubin, of Wheaton. “With the engine scan, we will be able to use in our vehicle model in SolidWorks, this will give us more precise measurements within the model and…
UIC Researchers Awarded More Than 1.5 Million to Establish Industrial Assessment Center
Center to Conduct Engineering Research and Provide Free Energy-Efficiency Assessments to ManufacturersThe College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago is establishing at new Industrial Assessment Center (IAC).Led by Professor Lin Li, of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE), a team of researchers from three College of Engineering departments and the Energy Resources Center (ERC) were awarded a new five-year grant for $2,087,872 – with $1,575,000 coming directly from the U.S. Department of Energy – to set up the center.The new center is one of only 28 located at higher education institutions from 25 states across the country. Teams from the center will conduct advanced research on energy efficiency and smart manufacturing. Simultaneously, they will provide…
Latino students at graduation. Photo taken by Roberta Dupuis-Devlin
$5M federal grant to help UIC graduate more Latino scientists, engineers
UIC has received a five-year, $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education affirming the designation of the university as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. The grant aims to strengthen UIC’s efforts to increase the number of Latino and low-income students attaining degrees in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering or mathematics. Read more.
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