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.
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.
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).
April 7, 2021
Program to leverage the region’s quantum ecosystem, including the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Argonne National Laboratory, and P33, to help startups bring their innovations to the marketplace
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.
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.