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ECE Students Help Introduce Engineering to Elementary Students
Photo by Pawel KonopkaStudents from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) and their peers from every area of UIC’s College of Engineering hosted Mom, Me, and SWE on Nov.12 at UIC. The Society of Women Engineers’ (SWE) event is an outreach program for fifth-, sixth- and seventh-grade female students and their parents with the goal to expose young female students to engineering with hands on activities and to encourage the students to start thinking about engineering as a viable career path.More than 30 students and parents participated in the free event, which focused on Electrical and Computer Engineering. ECE students Stephanie Sagun, of Park Forest, Ill., and Megan Dague, of Fox Lake, Ill, provided an overview about the…
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Repairing Rwanda
Video of Joshua's experience in Rwanda is available here.Joshua Shubert didn't have much time to celebrate graduation. On May 28, the new Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) alumnus flew to Rwanda with Engineering World Health (EWH) for a two-month project, where he used his talent to repair medical equipment.During the first month of the project he was in the city of Kigali, where he underwent training to on how to repair medical equipment, while learning the local language and brushing up on the French he learned in high school. The second moth proved to be "the ultimate test of [his] engineering knowledge.""My partner, Jeff Chininis from the University of Missouri, and I were able to do a substantial…
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Professor Danilo Erricolo Takes Over Editor-in-Chief Position for IEEE Journal
ECE's faculty members have held dozens of editorial positions with prominent engineering research journals. Professor Danilo Erricolo has held half a dozen editorships with journals, which are intended to further the progress of science by reporting new research. At the beginning of August, Erricolo added another notch to the department's accomplishments as he started his appointment as the editor-in-chief of the "IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation" journal. The term of the position is for three years, and it can be renewed once for a maximum of six years of consecutive service. The "IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation" is the premier journal in the world that publishes novel research on the topic of antennas and propagation. The total number…
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Professor Michael Stroscio Wins Excellence in Teaching Award
Every year, UIC honors a select few of its most dedicated and outstanding faculty members with the Award for Excellence in Teaching. This year, Distinguished Professor Mike Stroscio, of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), has been selected by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost as a recipient of the prestigious award. He was selected by past recipients of the award from nominations made by departments and colleges. He earned the award based on his accomplishments and goals in teaching, which emphasize his philosophy of teaching as well as any formal contributions to teaching effectiveness. “My basic approach as a teacher is to make sure my students are given the information on the…
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Gates Millennium Scholarship Winner
Gates Millennium Scholarship Winner Set to Study Electrical Engineering Niles North High School graduate, Jinbin Cao, was recently awarded the Gates Millennium Scholarship, and will be entering a honors electrical engineering program at UIC in the fall. The scholarship will cover his undergraduate tuition and will pay $30,000 per year in tuition toward a graduate degree.
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ECE Student Helps AIAA Team Soar to Second Place at National Competition
UIC’s American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) student chapter swooped in to capture second place during the annual Mountaineer Collegiate UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Fly-Off Competition sponsored by the AIAA, Cessna Aircraft, and Raytheon Missile Systems at Louis Bennett Field in Jane Lew, West Virginia. Each year, teams from all across the world design, assemble, and fly a remote controlled aircraft to meet the design requirements for a given year’s competition. AIAA2016WVUThe team is comprised of students from multiple areas of engineering, and among the key contributors is Mohamed Eljali, an Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) student from Morocco. “My contribution was mainly the electrical side of manufacturing an unmanned aerial vehicle,” said Eljali. “I led all of the…
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ECE Graduate Repairing Medical Equipment in Rwanda
Joshua Shubert didn’t have much time to celebrate graduation. On May 28, the new Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) alumnus flew to Rwanda with Engineering World Health (EWH) for a two-month project, where he will use his talent to repair medical equipment. During the first month of the project he is scheduled to be in the city of Kigali, where he will take classes on how to repair medical equipment, while learning the local language and brushing up on the French he learned in high school. “In the second month, I will be with another person at a hospital, where we will repair medical equipment,” said Shubert, of Lemont, Ill. “It may be stuff that’s been in a…
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Six faculty members receive “2016 COE Seed Funding Awards”
Six faculty members in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) have received “2016 COE Seed Funding Awards.” Only 14 proposals were chosen from among 36 submitted proposals after a review by UIC’s College of Engineering (COE) Executive Board members and the COE Administrative Council members.The six ECE awardees are: Professors Natasha Devroye, Besma Smida, Hulya Seferoglu, and Daniela Tuninetti for “On the Art of Communicating Highly Reliable Short Packets with Low Latency.” Professors Besma Smida and Mojtaba Soltanalian for “ComRaDe: A fully-integrated Communication, Ranging and Detection system.” Professor Amit Trivedi for “Unclonable, Robust, and Channel Adaptive Secret-Key Generation using Neuromorphic Peripherals for Energy-Constrained Networks.” The review criteria is based on leveraging, significance, approach, and feasibility. Funds are for…
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