Student News 2012

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UIC Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
UIC Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - SHPE student chapter named: 2011-2012 Regional Outstanding Chapter for Region 6. We are proud to announce the national recognition received by the UIC Society of Hispanic Professional Engineering - SHPE student chapter at the National SHPE Conference held in Dallas, Texas November 14th – 18th, 2012. Our UIC SHPE student organization was named the: 2011-2012 Regional Outstanding Chapter for Region 6 This annual award is given to one outstanding SHPE student chapter for Region 6 for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky for the school year. Our student chapter is recognized for its community based success with its SHPE Jr. chapter which engages young Hispanic and minority high…
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Team Cuochi Italiani took second place at the fifth annual “You’re The Chef” cooking competition
Team Cuochi Italiani — featuring international students Edoardo Colombo, Luca Cioria and Diego Martinoia— all graduate students in computer science — took second place at the fifth annual "You’re The Chef" cooking competition.Yes, we can cook tooTeam Cuochi Italiani — featuring international students Edoardo Colombo, Luca Cioria and Diego Martinoia— all graduate students in computer science — took second place at the fifth annual “You’re The Chef” cooking competition on October 17th in the East Café at UIC’s Student Center East.Five teams of three students each competed with their own special menus created from ingredients provided by the university’s Dining Services, then prepared three courses: an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Five judges picked the winner based on taste, appearance, creativity,…
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Here’s how some of our engineering students spent their time while doing summer internships
What did you do this summer? Did you spend your time at a crowded beach? Engineering never takes a break! Here's how some of our engineering students spent their time while doing summer internships.What did some of our COE students do this Summer?Our engineering students understand the importance of gaining real world practical experience prior to graduation. The Engineering Career Center works as a resource to students and employers to help build these important relationship connections.Here are a few places where our UIC Engineering students worked over the summer.ELECTRO-MOTIVE DIESELMargaret Zero | Industrial EngineeringSafety Intern for Electro-Motive DieselAs the Safety Intern at EMD, Margaret had two major projects and a few side projects. For the main projects, she communicated with supervisors,…
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New scholarship grant for undergraduates!
New scholarship grant for undergraduates! The Computer Science Department in collaboration with the IGERT in Electronic Security and Privacy (ESP-IGERT), were awarded a $1.96 million grant by NSF for scholarships for CS bachelor and master students. The goal of this federal program is to train and support students in information assurance and cyber security.
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UIC’s annual convocation
UIC's annual convocation is our way of welcoming new students and their families.This year's ceremony will be Aug. 26 in the UIC Pavilion.
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EDT purveyors of the finest robotics win 1st, 2nd & Demolition Champion at Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition
Every March robotics teams from Universities across the Midwest converge upon the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for a two day competition that tests their skills and creativity. The Jerry Sanders Creative Design Competition, sponsored by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), is an annual competition that started in 1987, making this its 25th year.This year EDT, the UIC Engineering Design Team won First place, Second Place, and demolition champion. The tasks this year involved picking up nerf balls, bocce balls, and ping pong balls and depositing them in their colored basins. In addition, robots could launch the balls for extra points as well as perform other tasks such as "King of the Hill" for extra points. At any given round there…
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3/12/12 This event is sponsored by SWE, the Society of Women Engineers
Readings from the Afghan Women’s Writing Project Monday, March 12th 5:00 - 6:30 PM Cardinal Room, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street View Photos Readings of poetry and prose written by participants in the Afghan Women's Writing Project (AWWP) will be performed and recited by UIC students. AWWP is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers women in Afghanistan by providing them with computer literacy, reading, and writing skills. While improving these skills, participants document their stories, which provides them with confidence and encouragement to make a difference in their communities. All proceeds support American women writers to provide secure online writing workshops to women in Afghanistan. Many participants do so in secret, hiding laptops under burqas or walking…
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UIC Engineering Career Fair
Mark your Calendars! UIC Engineering Career Fair Wednesday, February 22, 2012 SCE Illinois Room 12pm-4pm Recruiters will be on-campus recruiting for full-time, internship & co-op positions. This is open to UIC engineering/CS/MIS majors and UIC Alumni only. You will need to present your resume for verification at the registration desk prior to entering the career fair. Before the job fair, check your resume against the data on pages 16-20 in the Career Planning Guide:http://issuu.com/uicocs/docs/cpg20112012. Make sure your resume is polished and dress to impress! Details? Go to the Engineering Career Center (ECC) webpage and click on ENGR Career Fair (top left) for details of which employers are coming and what majors they are searching for! ECC Website
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UIC Engineering Career Prep Day
Career Prep Day       STUDENT INFORMATION Students – Registration is required. See below. What: Engineering Career Prep Workshop Career preparation workshop and networking event to connect engineering students with Engineers and Human Resources professionals! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to meet experts in your field. Students participate in 8-10 small group career topical discussions facilitated by engineers and career professionals Who: Open to undergraduate engineering students When: Friday,February 26, 2016 Where: Student Center East - Illinois Room Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Workshop 11:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Networking (This session is optional. Students may bring a resume to give to one of the volunteer mentors for networking purposes) What you can expect: Speed networking small…
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The COE SCHOLARSHIP/AWARDS PROGRAM announces the 2012–13 Scholarship application period for eligible continuing Engineering students
ScholarshipsMany scholarships and awards are available through the College of Engineering Scholarship Program. Students can apply to the majority of these engineering scholarships by completing the application below.Student Eligibility: Continuing UIC undergraduate engineering students with 30 or more total semester hours of completed course work at the end of the spring semester, including 12 or more at UIC with a minimum UIC GPA of 3.00/4.00 are eligible to apply.Continuing students for this competition are defined as those continuously enrolled for 12 or more hours per semester during the 2016 - 2017 academic year. Selections will be announced in May 2016, and financial awards will be distributed during the 2016-2017 academic year. Students who expect to complete their degrees in May…
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APPLYING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO HELP THE WORLD
APPLYING ENGINEERING PRINCIPLES TO HELP THE WORLD. See how our BioE student, Rudhram Gajendran spent his summer in Central America.Rudhram Gajendran, a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in BioEngineering, travelled during summer, 2012 to Central America along with twenty-six other participants for a two-month summer training and volunteer program conducted by the non-profit Engineering World Health, in association with Duke University.Current statistics indicate that there is a vast amount of medical equipment waiting to be repaired in the hospitals of developing nations like Nicaragua. A lack of original spare parts and insufficient engineering support means hundreds of pieces of such critical medical equipment remain unused. The objective of the Engineering World Health program is to provide engineering support to…
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