This Week in Illinois Research
30 Under 30, x 2!
What a way to make an entrance! I was delighted to learn last week that Matthew Clarke—who just joined UIUC this semester—has been named to the 2024 list of Forbes 30 Under 30-Science. Notably, while a grad student at Stanford, he "developed a design tool used by over 10,000 aerospace engineering professionals, including NASA and Airbus." He is now working to design more sustainable aircraft in his research here at Illinois.
Dr. Clarke isn't the only one with a UIUC connection on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Natrion, a startup company in the Research Park, was also highlighted by the publication in the 30 Under 30-Energy category. The company is focused on "developing battery technologies that can push the capabilities of electric vehicles."
Recognition like "30 Under 30" is wonderful, and enhancing the sustainability of our transportation is even better. Congratulations to these forward-thinking innovators (and to Iemaan Rana from our sister institution, UIC, who also made the Science list)!
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Turning research and innovation into tangible benefits to society has always been a priority and strength at UIUC. Now, with the hire of Gerald Wilson as Director of Entrepreneurship, the university’s commitment and impact are being elevated to new heights.
The OVCRI is conducting a search for a Faculty Fellow to work with the Research Integrity Officer to promote the Responsible Conduct of Research. Join the OVCRI team!
Faculty and researchers conducting community-engaged research on health, poverty, or social inequity
Faculty and researchers conducting community-engaged research on health, poverty, or social inequity may apply to be matched with undergraduate research assistants who receive training, guidance, and a stipend. Proposals are due January 12.
Rolf Pendall and co-authors have received the American Planning Association’s Best Article Award for “Shifts Toward the Extremes: Zoning Change in Major U.S. Metropolitan Areas From 2003 to 2019.”
NCSA is a founding member of the Trillion Parameter Consortium, an international group of leaders dedicated to “expanding the use of AI and machine learning in scientific research—in responsible and principled ways….”
Since 1980, 40,000+ scientific publications have been retracted, yet “continue to be cited and used, unwittingly, to support new arguments.”…
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A study published in Nature suggests that "researchers based at the same site make more breakthrough discoveries" than those working in remote teams.
UIUC played a significant role in the National Climate Assessment issued in November. Contributors…
UIUC's Chris Lehmann participated in the National Dialogue on the State of Research Integrity Education
UIUC's Chris Lehmann participated in the National Dialogue on the State of Research Integrity Education at the National Academy of…
A new report on Science and Engineering Indicators in higher education provides an overview of the state of US undergraduate and graduate education in S&E-related fields. International comparisons are also included.