Student News 2011

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PTS Convention; a smashing success
The Pi Tau Sigma National Convention is an annual event where PTS chapters from across the nation, and occasionally from outside the nation, meet to discuss national agenda items as well as update the national board on the status of their chapter. In addition to the convention, chapters often get to tour the hosting chapter's school as well as hear corporate speakers discuss their experiences. On February 11th-13th our very own UIC Alpha Sigma chapter of PTS hosted the 90th National Convention. The convention was an immense success with sponsorship from ITW, Caterpillar, GE, Schlumberger, Boeing, ITT, and Navistar. Attendance was above 225 with students and advisors attending events. Convention events included corporate presentations, UIC lab tours, a career fair,…
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The ASCE UIC Student Chapter received 1st place overall at ASCE Great Lakes Student Conference
This three day event consisted of 18 different colleges in the Great Lakes Region with a total of 7 individual competitions including Steel Bridge and Concrete Canoe. UIC excelled in each individual competition and was crowned the ASCE Great Lakes Champion, beating other top contending schools such as University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, University of Evansville, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. ASCE UIC Student Chapter OVERALL FINAL RESULTS Surveying 1 – UIC 2 – Trine 3 – Bradley 4 – UWM 5 – Rose-Hulman 6 – Marquette 7 – Evansville 8 – MSOE 9 – USI 10 – IPFW 11 – IIT 12 – Valpo 13 – UW-Madison Environmental 1 – Trine 1 2 – UIC 1 3 – Marquette 4 –…
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An inspiring human interest story about a UIC Computer Science (CS) undergraduate student
An inspiring human interest story about a UIC Computer Science (CS) undergraduate student, now a graduate student whose obsession with video games is turning into a successful career path.While taking the CS Video Game Design & Development course, Ed Kahler's talents came to the attention of his teacher, Jason Leigh, who subsequently hired him to work at the UIC Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) with NSF REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates) funds. Kahler's hardware talents made him one of the lead developers of TacTile, EVL's successful touch table. That success encouraged him to continue his education at UIC, and Kahler is now completing a CS master's degree. Meanwhile, TacTile came to the attention of collaborators at Argonne National Laboratory, whose UIC/EVL…
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CME student has multiple talents
CME student, has multiple talents: professional percussionist, member of the Honors College and named 2011 Udall Scholar by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation
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