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Washington Monthly Ranks SIUE Tops Among Master’s Universities in Illinois

26 August 2015, 11:30 AM

WashingtonMonthlyFor the second-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 40 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE maintained its position as first among all master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list. This is the sixth-consecutive year that SIUE has been listed.

Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three bro...

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SIUE Launches New Online Scholarship Management and Application System

21 August 2015, 9:40 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students will find they now have an easier way to search and apply online for scholarships this fall. The SIUE Scholarship Task Force has launched siue.academicworks.com, where students can view all scholarships, sort by keyword, filter by area of interest, fill out an application and accept their scholarship awards.

This online system allows students to be considered for more than 450 internal and external scholarship opportunities utilizing a streamli...

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SIUE Introduces Rave Guardian Personal Safety App

19 August 2015, 10:00 AM

Rave GuardianSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is consistently rated as one of the safest campuses in the nation. As the safety of its students, staff, faculty and guests is its top priority, SIUE and Parking Services are introducing SIUE-Safe – the free Rave Guardian personal safety app, as an additional component for individual security.

“SIUE-Safe is the perfect complement to the campus E-lert system, said Bob Vanzo, SIUE director of administrative services. “With E-lert, we pro...

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SIUE School of Engineering Solar Car Team Races in Annual Formula Sun Grand Prix

18 August 2015, 4:28 PM

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The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering solar car team achieved a new personal best at the 2015 Formula Sun Grand Prix (FSGP) in Austin, Texas. 

The School’s Black Nova completed 66 laps and covered more than 226 miles, five times more than last year’s total. SIUE was one of 15 universities from the U.S. and Canada that competed July 26-31 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin. 

This year’s team consisted of si...

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SIUE School of Engineering Showcases Facilities During Manufacturing Event

13 August 2015, 11:40 AM

SIUE School of Engineering buildingSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Engineering and Technology (ENGTEC) partnered with the Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC) to host the inaugural Manufacturing Matchmaking event for the Metro East Wednesday on the SIUE campus. Approximately 40 manufacturing professionals and suppliers participated in speed-networking meetings and toured the SIUE School of Engineering facilities while on campus.

“In today’s high tech environment, these types of exchanges are rare...

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SIUE School of Engineering Commitment to Diversity Acknowledged at White House Demo Day

5 August 2015, 1:57 PM

Hasan Sevim, dean of the SIUE School of Engineerig

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering (SOE) Dean Hasan Sevim has joined with more than 100 deans nationwide committing to enhance diversity and inclusion in engineering education. Sevim made the pledge on behalf of the SIUE SOE by signing a Diversity Initiative Letter spearheaded by the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

The ASEE announced its commitment in conjunction with Tuesday’s first-ever White House Demo Day. The special event focused on i...

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SIUE Students Build Advanced Water Treatment System

28 July 2015, 1:45 PM

ERTC Students

Students in the water treatment technology program at the Environmental Resources Training Center of the School of Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville recently installed an advanced wastewater treatment process at their training center.  

Under the guidance of their instructors Rick Lallish and Kurt Neuhaus, the students converted a 35-year old obsolete treatment system into an advanced Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MB...

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Popular Construction Leadership Institute 2016 Registration Opens

14 July 2015, 11:15 AM

CLISuccess in the highly competitive building industry requires exceptional leadership, management and communication skills. The innovative Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) has packaged those skills into a convenient, accelerated, nine-week program. Southern Illinois University Edwardsville announced today that it is now accepting registrations for the 2016 session of this highly popular program. 

Over the course of its 12-year history, CLI has seen many of its more than 250 graduates ...

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SIUE School of Engineering Students Gain International Experience Through Summer Capstone Partnership

17 June 2015, 12:01 PM

SIUE and TU students collaborate during the Summer Capstone Design CampIn the span of just over a week, six Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students expanded their practical knowledge of engineering software programs and added international travel and collaboration to their academic experience.

The mechanical engineering students, along with SIUE faculty members Soondo Kweon, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and H. Felix Lee, professor and chair of industrial engineering, traveled May 9-18 to Tongmyung University (TU) i...

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SIUE’s Huang Named Outstanding Reviewer by Engineering Society

17 June 2015, 11:25 AM

Jianwei Huang, assistant professor of civil engineering at SIUESouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Jianwei Huang, assistant professor of civil engineering, has been named a 2014 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Reviewer. The achievement recognizes Huang’s service as a reviewer for the Journal of Bridge Engineering.

“I am proud of my services that allow me to contribute my expertise to the profession,” said Huang. “I feel honored to receive this award.”

Founded in 1852, ASCE is America's old...

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SIUE School of Engineering Welcomes Future Engineers

16 June 2015, 9:27 AM

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Building water filters, robotics and making computer apps and games are just a few things students got to do at last week’s School of Engineering Summer Camp. 

“The camp is designed to open up the world of engineering to students and also give them a taste of campus life at SIUE, said Chris Gordon, associate dean of the SIUE School of Engineering and Engineering Summer Camp director.

Twenty-two students, from grades 9-12, participated in Session I of th...

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SIUE Alum Named President and CEO of Visteon Corporation

11 June 2015, 2:08 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alum Sachin Lawande has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Visteon Corporation, a leading global automotive supplier, effective June 29. Lawande will also serve on the company’s board of directors.

Lawande earned a master’s in electrical engineering from SIUE in 1992.

CNN Money detailed Lawande’s appointment in a news release posted Wednesday.

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SIUE Partners with the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District to Diversify its Workforce

10 June 2015, 9:22 AM

A partnership between Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District (MSD) aims to diversify the workforce at MSD. MSD is offering scholarships to minority students who receive their training through the SIUE Environmental Resource Training Center (ERTC) Water Quality Control Operations program.

Details on the scholarship opportunities and background on a career at MSD were featured in this KPLR 11 report.

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SIUE School of Engineering Researchers Receive National Recognition

1 June 2015, 8:34 AM

Ryan Fries, associate professor and graduate program director in the SIUE School of EngineeringSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering researchers are receiving national praise for their work to reduce fatalities and injuries involving roadside incident responders through the creation of safety training materials. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) has named their project, “Development of a Highway Incident Management Operational and Training Guide: Phase II,” a Sweet 16 High Value Research project for 2015.

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SIUE Engineering Alumna Awarded Engineer of the Year at Boeing

18 May 2015, 3:00 PM

Jessica Sorrill, SIUE alum is awarded Engineer of the Year at BoeingJessica Sorrill, a 2010 mechanical engineering alumna of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, was awarded the 2014 Engineer of the Year/Engineering Excellence Award at Boeing Defense, Space & Security (BDS) in St. Louis. Sorrill received the award at a ceremony held during Engineers Week Feb. 23-27.

Sorrill was recognized for implementing new design and assembly methods on the Talon Hate Program, which led to a significantly reduced build cycle. In addition, she was integral to the ...

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SIUE’s Engineering Building Addition Receives LEED Silver Designation

13 May 2015, 4:21 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s engineering building addition has met green building leadership standards which has earned it a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) distinction from the U.S. Green Building Council. 

The addition, with its energy and environmentally efficient design, has received a LEED Silver certification. The U.S. Green Building Council LEED categories range from certified, silver, gold and platinum. This most recent classification bring...

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Arrangements for Taylor Clark

8 May 2015, 9:30 AM

Visitation for School of Engineering student Taylor Clark, who passed away Tuesday, May 5, will be from 4-8 p.m. Monday, May 11, at Richeson Funeral Home, in Troy and from 9-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy.

Funeral services will follow immediately at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Jerome Catholic Church. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery in Black Jack.

Richeson Funeral Home is managing the arrangements.

A complete obituary is available in the Belleville Ne...

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SIUE Mourns Loss of Engineering Student Taylor Clark

6 May 2015, 12:30 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville community is mourning the loss of sophomore School of Engineering student Taylor Clark, who was found dead yesterday in Hazelwood, Mo. Clark had been missing since late Monday morning. The St. Jacob resident was 19.

“Our hearts and minds are with Taylor Clark’s family and friends as they cope with this tragic loss,” said SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe. “At a time of the year when the new spring season brings the promise of ...

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Industrial Engineering Students Win SIUE’s “TheOther40” Competition

4 May 2015, 12:33 PM

TheOther40 First Place WinnersFuture business leaders and entrepreneurial hopefuls at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville pitched business plans to a panel of enterprise professionals in hopes of winning the fifth annual “TheOther40” competition. The event resembled the hit show “Shark Tank,” in which the creators of seven businesses worked to prove the future success of their start-up.

The Entrepreneurs’ Club of SIUE hosted the competition. Since statistics show that around 60 percent of...

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SIUE’s Lallish Elected to IAWPCO Executive Board

30 April 2015, 9:40 AM

Rick LallishSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Ricky Lallish, program director of Water Pollution Control at the Environmental Resources Training Center (ERTC) in the School of Engineering, has been elected to serve as third vice president for the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators (IAWPCO).

The organization was founded as the Illinois Sewage Works Association in 1935 and incorporated as the Illinois Association of Water Pollution Control Operators in 1972. The pu...

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SIUE Engineering Students to Study in South Korea

28 April 2015, 8:52 AM

Soondo Kweon, assistant professor of mechanical engineeringSix mechanical engineering students and two faculty members from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will travel May 9-18 to Tongmyung University (TU) in Busan, South Korea for a Summer Capstone Design Camp.

At the camp, students will perform mechanical engineering capstone design projects, and learn skills in computer aided engineering (CAE) analysis, computer aided design (CAD) software and other manufacturing related topics, such as 3D printing.

Soondo Kweon, assistant professor of me...

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SIUE Engineering Students Place in Regional Ethics Competition

27 April 2015, 1:33 PM

Engineering Students Daniel Bugger and Samuel Baker Engineering students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville took part in a regional conference designed to help students compete in an increasingly demanding world. The competitions were held April 18 in New Orleans at the annual Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Region 5 Conference. Three SIUE teams competed in the categories of circuit design, robotics and ethics.

"The competition definitely helped prepare me for some ethical dilemmas I could encounter in my...

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Rolla Regional Robotics Wins 2015 Greater St. Louis Regional Botball Tournament at SIUE

27 April 2015, 8:55 AM

Cheyenne Dalton and Rachel HickleThe Rolla Regional Robotics team from St. James, Mo., won the 2015 annual Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament on Saturday, April 25, at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Nineteen teams competed in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom before a crowd of more than 150 throughout the day.

Botball teams score equally in three categories of documentation, seeding rounds and the double elimination tournament. In each category, teams earn a score of 0.0 to 1.0. The Rolla Regional Ro...

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SIUE’s Gorlewicz to Present at Renowned Engineering Summit

22 April 2015, 8:29 AM

Gorlewicz, JennaJenna Gorlewicz, PhD, and assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been invited to present at the 2015 Engineering Disruption Leadership Summit. The Summit will be held September 28-29 in Arlington, Va.

“This invitation recognizes Dr. Gorlewicz’s contribution to the field of engineering,” said Hasan Sevim, dean of the SIUE School of Engineering. “The invitation came personally from the executive direct...

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SIUE Computer Engineering Demonstrates Robots at Worden Elementary

21 April 2015, 2:20 PM

WordenGary Mayer, PhD and assistant professor of computer science in the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering, along with engineering students, visited Edwardsville’s Worden Elementary School in late March for its annual Space Day.

Worden hosts Space Day each spring to give fifth-grade students a variety of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) experiences. 

Mayer and his students provided three separate groups of approximately 20 Worden students with...

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SIUE’s Annual Botball Tournament Showcases Creative Young Minds

19 April 2015, 2:50 PM

Gary MayerMiddle and high school students will engage their minds and their robots when Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosts its annual Botball tournament on Sat., Apr. 25.

This is the 18th Botball season and the 13th year that SIUE will host the region’s tournament. Sixteen teams will be coming to the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom for the competition.

The event, coordinated through the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, pits teams against one another in two-min...

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