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CME Students Sweep Institute of Transportation Engineers Scholarships
The ITE UIC Chapter is in its first year as a student organization and the members are quickly making a name for themselves as they swept all three awards at the Institute of Transportation Engineers-Illinois Section Scholarship at Carlucci Rosemont in January. The annual banquet also marked the organization’s 50th Anniversary of Illinois Section.Nabin Kafle took home the “Graduate Scholarship Award 2016,” Nima Golshani received the “Best Student Paper Award 2016,” and Yousef Dana nabbed the “Undergraduate Scholarship Award 2016.” The UIC students beat out students from universities throughout Illinois. “It was a great honor to receive the 2016 Graduate Scholarship Award,” said Nabin Kafle, president of the UIC ITE Chapter. “More than winning the award for myself I am…
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Professor Mohammadian Appointed CME Department Head
Professor Abolfozl “Kouros” Mohammadian has been appointed the new Head of UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering. His appointment started on Jan. 1, 2017. As the department head, Mohammadian will lead a department of 25 faculty members, eight full-time staff members, and continuously growing student body.Mohammadian started his career in CME in 2002 as an assistant professor. He was named an associate professor in 2008, and was promoted to a professor in 2013. As a faculty member, he served as the department’s Director of Graduate Studies, and the associate director of the Center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics.During his tenure at UIC, the prolific professor has won numerous teaching, research, and advising awards from the university and professional organizations.…
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NSBE Hosting Kimley-Horn for Recruitment Event
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is hosting representatives from Kimley-Horn during its general body meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 7, at 5 pm in SEO 1000 at UIC. The company is recruiting interns and entry-level positions.
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Civil and Materials Engineering, Computer Science Faculty Researching Real-Time Weld Quality
Welding often occurs late in the manufacturing process, but it is still a crucial part of the procedure. A defective weld can have significant negative impacts, but consistent and accurate fabrication in industries like aerospace, automotive, energy, shipbuilding, and many more is important to keep project costs low and ensure they are completed on time.“Real time process control is critical for avoiding these defects, which include lack of penetration, undercutting, slag entrapment, crater cracks, and burn through,” said Associate Professor Didem Ozevin, of the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering (CME).Ozevin is leading a team of UIC researchers and industrial partners whose research will address the “business problem” of weld quality assurance by developing a combined real-time diagnosis, decision, and control system…
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Two Students Awarded Chicago Consular Corps Scholarships
Two students from the Department of Civil and Materials Engineering were awarded Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship for the academic year 2016-2017 from UIC’s Office of International Affairs (OIA).Civil Engineering students Negar Kamali Zonouzi and Herbert Nuwaba were honored at OIA’s award ceremony on Nov. 17 at UIC. The ceremony marked the Chicago Consular Corps Scholarship’s 10th anniversary at UIC.The students are two of only 15 successful applicants university-wide who were “favorably reviewed” and awarded the $1,000 scholarship. They also are among the thirteen UIC international degree seeking students who were awarded the scholarships. Two scholarships were awarded to full-time, degree seeking American students. Eligibility for the scholarship is limited to students who have a minimum cumulative UIC GPA of 3.5 (on…
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