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Graduate College News

  • Posted: July 22, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — It’s 2 a.m. on a cold winter night. My timer beeps loudly, waking me up for yet another measurement. It’s been a long day; I’ve been tracking bacterial growth every two hours for the past 18 hours. I stumble off the couch that has served as a bed for countless graduate students before me. I go to my lab bench, pick up the test...
  • Posted: July 8, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — The Science Police Group (SPG) at Illinois has benefited from a partnership with the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology. The institute’s support has helped the nonpartisan student organization connect with the National Science Policy Network and significantly grow its membership. Established in 2017, the...
  • Posted: July 8, 2019
    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Human waste might be an unpleasant public health burden, but scientists at the University of Illinois see sanitation as a valuable facet of global ecosystems and an overlooked source of nutrients, organic material and water. Their research, directed by civil and environmental engineering professor Jeremy Guest, is reported in the...
  • Posted: June 19, 2019
    Eighteen students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been offered Graduate Research Fellowships from the National Science Foundation (NSF). Eleven are graduate students and seven are undergraduates. An additional 27 students were accorded Honorable Mention. Launched in 1952 shortly after Congress established NSF, the Graduate...
  • Posted: June 19, 2019
    Fourteen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students and young alumni were offered student Fulbright grants to pursue international educational, research and teaching experiences across the globe this coming year, including four graduate students.  As the flagship international educational exchange program of the U.S. government, the...

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