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In both acknowledging its continued commitment to building and expanding the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem (and bringing it under one umbrella), the College of Engineering takes another important step in appointing Andy Singer as the first Associate Dean for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

It is estimated that about 30 percent of consumable food products are wasted, but that number is much higher in the United States. Conversely about 13 percent of Americans are food insecure. Kathleen Hu, a  senior in Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering at the University of Illinois, is providing a solution through a startup called Dibbs, a technology platform and organization to connect excess food at grocery stores to local food pantries. They’re on a mission to reduce food waste while fighting hunger. For her efforts, Kathleen claimed the $20,000 Illinois Innovation prize, while Dibbs was a finalist on the Cozad New Venture Competition.

Flight schedules that allow for a little carefully designed wiggle room could prevent the frustration of cascading airport delays and cancellations. By focusing on the early phases of flight schedule planning and delays at various scales, researchers have developed models to help create schedules that are less susceptible to delays and easier to fix once disrupted.

Two MechSE Senior Capstone Design teams celebrated the unveiling yesterday of their semester-long projects—two new interactive exhibits at the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum in Champaign, Illinois.

Illinois Engineering graduates use classroom skills in their new roles as commissioned officers/ensigns after completing the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ROTC program. Eight of the 44 former ROTC cadets to take an Oath of Office are Illinois Engineers. 

Several large telecommunications companies have proposed plans to provide global broadband services by launching hundreds and even thousands of satellites into orbit. Although broadband for everyone sounds like a great idea, it also carries great financial risk, resulting in bankruptcy for some who’ve tried it. Recent research at the University of Illinois suggests a more cost-effective strategy using regional coverage and staged deployment.

Using a new algorithm, University of Illinois researchers may have found the solution to an age-old dilemma plaguing satellite imagery – whether to sacrifice high spatial resolution in the interest of generating images more frequently, or vice versa. The team’s new tool eliminates this trade-off by fusing high-resolution and high-frequency satellite data into one integrated product, and can generate 30-meter daily continuous images going back to the year 2000. 

Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology and the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory at the University of Illinois have developed a new form of microscopy that allows them to observe the formation and evolution of cell membrane focal adhesions. 

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