Specialized STEM camp introduces students to exploding science field

Specialized STEM camp introduces students to exploding science field

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

June 14, 2021

Just in southeastern Wisconsin, at least two dozen camps focusing on STEM — science, technology, engineering, math — are scheduled for this summer. Some are affiliated with universities; some with museums. Technology companies may get involved; General Electric, for example is sponsoring a girls’ STEM camp at Milwaukee School of Engineering and other sites across the country.

IBM and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plan to launch new Discovery Accelerator Institute

IBM and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plan to launch new Discovery Accelerator Institute

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

May 26, 2021

IBM and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign plan to launch a large-scale collaboration designed to increase access to technology education and skill development, and to combine the strengths of academia and the industrial sector to spur breakthroughs in emerging areas of technology. Specifically, the planned collaboration will focus on the rapidly growing areas of hybrid cloud and AI, quantum information science and technology, accelerated materials discovery, and sustainability to accelerate the discovery of solutions to complex global challenges. 

Three CQE scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences, one to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Three CQE scientists elected to National Academy of Sciences, one to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Chicago Quantum Exchange

May 10, 2021

Three Chicago Quantum Exchange scientists – Nadya Mason at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Laura Gagliardi at the University of Chicago; and Michael Wasielewski at Northwestern University – have recently been elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), and Mason was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS).

Cheap, nontoxic carbon nanodots poised to be quantum dots of the future

Cheap, nontoxic carbon nanodots poised to be quantum dots of the future

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 9, 2021

Tiny fluorescent semiconductor dots, called quantum dots, are useful in a variety of health and electronic technologies but are made of toxic, expensive metals. Nontoxic and economic carbon-based dots are easy to produce, but they emit less light. A new study including researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign uses ultrafast nanometric imaging found good and bad emitters among populations of carbon dots.

Scientists design artificial sound crystal to bring heat under control

Scientists design artificial sound crystal to bring heat under control

Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center

March 9, 2021

In the October issue of Nature Communications, a team of IQUIST researchers led by Kejie Fang, Assistant Professor in Electric and Computer Engineering, present a new method for efficiently trapping phonons inside a fabricated device. Their design reduces heating by keeping some phonons stuck in place while redirecting others, and the heat they carry, to a completely different part of the device.