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Even as freshmen, students in electrical engineering are designing autonomous vehicles, auto-loading cross bows, and music synthesizers. Much of the credit goes to a collaborative effort of professors and teaching assistants and a grant from the College of Engineering’s Strategic Instructional Innovations Program (SIIP).

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have shown how evolutionary dynamics proceed when selection acts on two traits governed by a trade-off. The results move the life sciences a step closer to understanding the full complexity of evolution at the cellular level. Seppe Kuehn, an assistant professor of physics and member of the Center for the Physics of Living Cells at the U. of I., led the research. The team studied populations of the bacterium Escherichia coli, which can undergo hundreds of generations in a single week, providing ample opportunity to study mutations and their impact on heritable traits. 


Pioneering doctor, King Li, Dean of the Carle Illinois College of Medice, was featured on ABC7 Chicago's Newsviews program. The segment highiighted "Asian-American leaders in medicine and social services" 

A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building’s air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. By riddling the thin plastic films with pores, University of Illinois researchers led by Ying Diao, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, made the devices sensitive enough to detect at levels that are far too low to smell, yet are important to human health.

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel way to determine crystal type based on optics—by identifying the unique ways in which these crystals absorb light. 

Healthy mass transit systems could contribute to healthier communities, according to a new study by University of Illinois researchers that determined higher mass transit use was correlated with lower obesity rates in counties across the United States.

Two University of Illinois assistant professors in computer science have won prestigious career awards from the National Science Foundation to support their research. Given by the NSF's Faculty Early Career Development Program, the awards recognize junior faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education.

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