College News 2016

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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WIEP gives a very special thanks to John and Susan Major for granting scholarships to first year engineering students.
These students and the College of Engineering are truly grateful for the many opportunities that you have provided! We also thank the students and staff who joined us for "Strengthening Women Leaders in Engineering"...more events and presentations coming soon so please stay tuned!WIEP is our Women in Engineering Program. Click here to learn more about WIEP.
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Can cellphone use predict manic episodes in bipolar disorder?
BiAffect, an app developed by College of Engineering professor and dean Pete Nelson and College of Medicine professor Alex Leow, has been chosen as one of two final entries in Apple’s ResearchKit contest. The app measures typing speed and spell-check overrides, and may be able to predict manic and depressive moods in people diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Read more.
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Energy Resources Center Receives Grant
A $75,000 grant from the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation will support the Energy Resources Center's continued facilitation of a multi-agency group working to promote successful monarch habitat projects in 2016. Click here to read more.
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Greening UIC Through Engineering
Join alumni, friends, faculty, and students April 16 on campus for Greening UIC Through Engineering 2:00 p.m. Reception Registration and networking 2:30 p.m. Welcoming remarks 2:45–3:00 p.m. Green project presentations • Blair L. Hawn, PE, Sr. Engineer, KJWW Engineering Consultants • Rob Kutner, Area Vice President, Big Belly Compactors • Brian Roskens, AIA, Sr. Project Developer, Ameresco 3:00–5:00 p.m. Campus Tours Refreshments will be served. RSVP by Monday, April 11, to: Renata Szandra, rszandra@uic.edu; (312) 996-0520 Tickets: $30 alumni and friends($10 donated to the EAA Scholarship) $10 students(suggested)Parking: $8 in the covered lot at Halsted and Taylor Streets    
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