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Engineering Students Win $10K Prize at Hackathon
A team of UIC engineering students from ECE and CS – along with a BioEngineering alumna – won the recent BuiltWorlds 2018 Hackathon, which included a $10,000 prize, at the Salt Flats’ West Loop innovation house. The two-day event kicked off on Friday evening as participants heard from both industry professionals and fellow hackers who described potential problems teams could tackle throughout the weekend.
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PhD Student Helps Team Win Second Place at “Intelligent Water Systems Challenge’
John Mulrow, a PhD candidate in the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering (CME), partnered with a team of scientists from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRDGC), a professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and professionals from Ensaras, Inc., to win second place at the inaugural “LIFT Intelligent Water Systems Challenge.”
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CME Student’s Passion for Engineering Leads to Scholarship
PhD candidate Jyoti K. Chetri has a strong work ethic and an even stronger desire to make the world a better place. It is this drive that helped the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering student win a Chicago Consular Corps (CCC) Scholarship for the academic year 2018-2019 from UIC’s Office of International Affairs (OIA).
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COLLEGE NEWS

Professor Seferoglu Awarded Five Grants Totaling More Than $1.3M
ECE Professor Hulya Seferoglu is on a roll! The prolific researcher was awarded five grants in the recent months for a total of more than $1.3 million in research funding. The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) professor has received awards from the National Science Foundation, Army Research Lab, Army Research Office, National Institute of Standards and Technology and an industry grant. She is UIC’s principal investigator (PI) for four of these five awards. Each grant is for a different research project, but they all have a common thread – Edge computing.
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Knowles Commits $250K for Women in Engineering at UIC
Knowles Corporation, a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic, audio processing, and precision device solutions, today announced it has committed $250,000 to the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) College of Engineering to support female engineering students. Knowles’ donation is vital to creating positive and enriching environments for students to discover potential career paths in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
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EVL to be Featured in “Chicago New Media 1973-1992” Exhibition
“Chicago New Media 1973–1992” is a public exhibition, to be held November 1 – December 15, 2018, that illuminates the largely untold story of Chicago’s computer-based art and design legacy, and provides new historical understanding of the artists and organizations that contributed to digital art and technology in the latter half of the 20th Century. 
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Falling out of love with science: AIMBE exec presents at BIOE Seminar Series
NIH-funded research has produced 15 of the 21 most important drugs in the past 25 years. It’s produced almost every major innovative vaccine. It has won 93 Nobel Prizes, reduced the number of heart attacks by 60 percent, and helped scientists to invent one-third of commercially patented medical applications. Yet support for federally funded research continues to plummet. “America is losing its passion for science,” said Milan Yager, executive director of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, who visited campus last month as the special guest for the Richard and Loan Hill Department of Bioengineering’s first seminar of the academic year. During his session, Yager talked about the critical need for the U.S. government’s…
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