August 2011

Jake is a 11-year old boy who wishes to ride a bicycle. However due to his physical disabilities, which include an amputated left leg, right arm and hand weakness, right leg weakness, and heart conditions, it is nearly impossible for Jake to ride a conventional bicycle. Watch how a group of UIC students came up with a solution as their project for the Senior Design EXPO.

Click here to view the complete 2011 EXPO video coverage.

Christian Aponte is finishing his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. Born in Puerto Rico, he will be the first in his immediate family to earn a college degree. He plans to use his education to make the world a greener place. Read more.




Through their research, scholarship and service, UIC students learn about the world around them, as they help to transform it. Read more.

 



Veronica Arreola was thrilled to visit her favorite Washington, D.C., landmark last month, the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. She was even more excited about her reason for being there. Read more.



 

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Career Fair, February 22, 2012

The fair includes over 100 recruiters representing many local and international employers searching for future employees in the areas of engineering and computer science. Some companies screen for full-time regular employment positions, while others accept resumes for full or part-time internships and cooperative education positions. All in all, it is a very busy afternoon, as approximately 850 UIC Engineering students with resumes in hand, stand in lines to meet company recruiters and apply for positions.  For more information and to register, click here

 

Alan El-Shafel ’86 BS, Founder and CEO of MicroSun Technologies
Patients depending on a heart pump to live another day also depend on the battery that powers it. American servicemen in war-torn parts of the world count on an array of battery-powered devices for everything from communications to opening heavy vehicle doors. MicroSun Technologies LLC in Lisle designs, develops and produces many of the highly specialized battery packs used daily in medical, military and commercial/industrial applications. Read more from the Daily Herald website.


Ralph Pini ’76 BS, ’85 MS CEO of Paratek

Paratek Microwave Executive Joins Board to Help Shape Long-Term Growth Strategy for Sand 9. Read story from Reuters.




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