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Reddy_Slag Project 2017
Professor Reddy is Researching Zero Emissions from Landfills
At steel mills, slag is a by-product that is generated after steel has been cooked up using iron and other materials in a furnace at high temperatures. For the owners of steel mills, steel slag is just a material that they want to clear out to make space for the fresh slag they would produce. But, for Professor Krishna Reddy of UIC’s Department of Civil and Materials Engineering, steel slag is an asset that has the potential to lower gaseous emissions being released from landfills.Based on preliminary testing in his laboratory, he is planning to use the steel slag as a cover layer in landfills to prevent carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. Apart from capturing the “fugitive…
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Professor Derrible Set to Discuss Climate Change
CME’s Professor Sybil Derrible will be part of a panel discussion about climate change. The panel, which is the last UIC Campus Conversation of the semester, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 1, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Student Center West, Michele Thompson Room A.The panel will be discussing, What is Climate Change and What Can We Do About It?Dr. Max Berkelhammer will moderate a discussion with UIC faulty members, which includes Derrible, Dr. Serap Erdal, Dr. Matt Wynter and Dr. Moira Zellner.The discussion can be watched live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju77YK7Cly8.
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Alumnus Gives Back by Helping Construct Footbridge in Panama
Embracing and partnering with the community is one of the key elements of UIC’s strategic priorities. And CME alumnus Robert Ryndak (BS ’81, MS ’82) is proving this to be true. Recently, he was part of a team that built a footbridge for a community in Rio Grande, Panama. In partnership with Bridges to Prosperity (B2P), Ryndak, who is a senior construction manager for California-based Parsons, was one of 11 employees to visit the small community of 200 people outside of Panama City — to build a 155-foot suspension footbridge over the Rio Grande River. “The logistics of working at a remote site was a challenge for our team. Because we were more than an hour drive to the nearest…
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CME Student Wins Second Place in Image of Research Contest
Congratulations to Materials Engineering student Alexandra Del Carmen Basantes Defaz, of Ecuador, on winning second place in the engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Science category with her “Intelligent Welding” photograph in UIC’s Image of Research contest.Her image will be on exhibit at UIC’s Richard Daley Library and the Library of Health Sciences from Nov. 1 through Jan. 30., and featured on light pole banners around campus. She also will be honored and receive a cash prize during an awards reception featuring the winners and the finalists for this year's 10th Anniversary exhibition, which will take place at Gallery 400 on Oct. 24.The description accompanying the “Intelligent Welding” picture provides a deeper look into the research it portrays and the student involved.“I am not your stereotypical…
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UIC ITE Wins Second Place at Traffic Bowl competition
UIC’s student chapter of Institution of Transportation Engineers (ITE) captured second place at the ITE Collegiate Traffic Bowl (Midwestern District) during the ITE Midwestern District Conference 2017 at Madison, Wisconsin, from June 18 to 20.The UIC ITE team, which consists of Civil and Materials Engineering department students Diana Briones, Burbank, Illinois, and Austin Bernat, of Bartlett, Illinois, and alumnus Natalia Kuvakina, of San Jose, California, competed hard as they narrowly missed securing the top spot during their first time participating in the competition.The Midwestern District comprises of schools from Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.  “Lacking any previous experience, the team’s performance was commendable in the face of stiff competition from other schools,”…
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Professor Lin Featured Expert in ‘The best and worst cities to drive in’ Article
Associate Professor Jie (Jane) Lin was recently featured in Wallethub’s recent article 2017’s Best & Worst Cities to Drive in. Lin was asked a series of question in the Ask the Experts section that focuses on cost, safety and environmental impact.  She also provided her expertise as she answered questions about autonomous vehicles and their potential consequences for society.The full article can be found at Wallethub. 
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