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  • Posted: May 16, 2018
    Alumna Linda Marie Perkins, Ph.D. ’78 EPS, has a long and storied connection to the University of Illinois. Her collegiate journey in Urbana-Champaign is notable for its breadth of searching and discovery—accompanied by a roadblock along the way—leading to the moment when Perkins knew exactly what she wanted to pursue. “Illinois has just been so...
  • Posted: April 18, 2018
    PhD student Raymond Alexander Yeh has been selected as one of 39 recipients of a 2018 Google PhD Fellowship. Since its inception in 2009, nine other Illinois PhD students have been named Fellows in the highly selective program, but Yeh is the first from ECE. The Google Fellowship offers two years of support, and it includes annual stipend of $34,...
  • Posted: April 16, 2018
    Thirty-two students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign haved been offered Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Twenty-three are graduate students and nine are undergraduates. An additional 21 students are accorded Honorable Mention. Launched in 1952 shortly after Congress established NSF, the...
  • Posted: April 3, 2018
    The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winner of the Graduate Student Leadership Award. Stephanie Brown, a PhD student in Media and CommunicationsStephanie founded Broad Comedy, an organization that organizes inclusive stand-up comedy events in Champaign-Urbana and provides workshops to help potential performers develop their skills in a...
  • Posted: April 3, 2018
    The winners are: 1st Prize ($500) Exploring how growth changes the way horse bones handle stressby Sara G. Moshage (Mechanical Science and Engineering) Ever wondered why horses have difficulty recovering from broken legs? Because they don’t have hands to use crutches! Horses weigh so much that they can only lay down for a few hours at a time, and...

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