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St. Louis Public Radio Features SIUE Engineering Research

1 December 2016, 3:36 PM

Dr. Osouli meets with IDOT representatives at the work site on SIUE's campus.SIUE School of Engineering’s Abdolreza Osouli, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Civil Engineering, was featured on St. Louis Public Radio for his research on the effective management of stormwater runoff.

The project is funded by a multi-year grant through the Illinois Department of Transportation and involves SIUE engineering faculty members, doctoral and master’s candidates.

The full story, posted by reporter Eli Chen on Wednesday, Nov. 30, is available on news.stlpu...

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SIUE weCode Event to Teach Beginning Programming to High School Students

23 November 2016, 9:55 AM

SIUE weCode team.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science is offering high school students an opportunity to experience programming, a skillset that is increasingly in demand across industries.

SIUE weCode will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Technology and Management Center on campus. The free tutorial workshop is geared toward high school students, and no coding experience is necessary.

“We live in a world surrounded by technology,” sa...

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SIUE Engineering Students Awarded at IEEE Black Box Competition

15 November 2016, 3:15 PM

Students compete in the IEEE Saint Louis Section Black Box competition held at SIUE.Three teams of engineering students from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville proudly represented the School of Engineering when they earned two second place spots and one third place award at the 2016 Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Saint Louis Section Black Box competition held Saturday, Nov. 5.

As last year’s winner, SIUE hosted the competition. Several schools participated in the annual event, with student teams competing within two categories: analog and ...

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SIUE’s Zamiran Earns Inaugural Geoconfluence Research Scholarship

14 November 2016, 1:18 PM

(L-R) Siavash Zamiran, doctoral candidate and GeoConfluence Research Scholarship recipient, Pravin Jha, chairman of the GeoConfluence Research Scholarship Subcommittee, Kord Wissmann, president of Geo-Institute, and Sandeep Goud Burra, scholarship recipient.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville research assistant Siavash Zamiran has been awarded the inaugural GeoConfluence Research Scholarship from the St. Louis Chapter of the Geo-Institute of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He was recognized during GeoConfluence, the association’s annual conference, on Friday, Nov. 4 in St. Charles, Mo.

Zamiran is a doctoral candidate in the SIUE School of Engineering’s Cooperative PhD Program in Engineering Science with Southern Illin...

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SIUE Research Seeks Effective Solutions for Storm Water Runoff

14 November 2016, 11:22 AM

Dr. Abdolreza Osouli, PhD, P.E., assistant professor in the SIUE School of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering, and his team of students discuss their research progress with representatives from IDOT during a tour of the work site on campus.The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has called on the expertise of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville engineering scholars to find cost-effective solutions that meet regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to retain one-inch storm water highway runoff.

Multiple SIUE School of Engineering faculty and students are collaborating with IDOT through a multi-year grant totaling more than $230,000 to conduct research, entitled, “Effective Post-Construction B...

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SIUE School of Engineering to Work with Army Corps of Engineers

14 November 2016, 11:20 AM

Chris GordonSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering students and faculty will benefit from a new partnership between the School and the St. Louis district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE-MVS). The three-year program’s goal is to encourage and enhance study in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines at SIUE.

The USACE recognizes the importance of STEM to the nation’s future and SIUE’s significant relationships to regional business, in...

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Hundreds Attend SIUE School of Engineering Explore Academic Excellence Day

14 November 2016, 9:35 AM

More than 450 prospective students, parents and community members attended the SIUE School of Engineering’s Explore Academic Excellence Day.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering hosted more than 450 prospective students, parents and community members at its Explore Academic Excellence Day held Saturday, Nov. 12.

The daylong event offered attendees a chance to meet the School’s distinguished faculty and staff, and provided information on the breadth and depth of the School’s academic programming, scholarly activity, and experiential learning and involvement opportunities.

“Explore Aca...

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SIUE Receives Eighth Straight Military Friendly Designation

11 November 2016, 2:50 PM

Military Friendly 2017Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has been designated a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds. SIUE attained the designation for the eighth-consecutive year.

The premier Military Friendly® Schools designation provides service members and their families with transparent, data-driven ratings about post-military education and career opportunities.

The Military Friendly® Schools designation is ...

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SIUE Computer Science Student Wins First Place at GlobalHack VI

11 November 2016, 10:05 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Jacob Baird, a senior computer science major from Caseyville, was part of the first place team of the collegiate division at GlobalHack VI held October 21-23 in St. Louis.

The competition charged teams with building software solutions to help agencies, like the St. Patrick Center, better combat homelessness. They were challenged to help service providers do more with less.

Baird and his partners won $100,000 for their winn...

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SW Illinois Boy Scouts Earn STEM Merit Badges at SIUE

9 November 2016, 10:30 AM

Jones-KorteMore than 100 Boy Scouts from Southwestern Illinois attended the third annual STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Merit Badge Day at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Lewis and Clark Council of the Boy Scouts of America co-sponsored the day with the SIUE Center for STEM Research, Education and Outreach.  

The scouts earned STEM-related merit badges while visiting SIUE’s Science West and Engineering Buildings. Badges were offer...

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SIUE ROTC Cadets Show Their Love for the Military and Country

9 November 2016, 9:40 AM

ROTC CadetsWhether it was battling rushing waters in a small raft with a guide who spoke no English, jumping out of an aircraft at 1,450 feet or helping out in a West African’s women’s shelter, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) cadets embraced their assignments with passion and excitement. 

After returning this summer from extended military-related abroad training, five SIUE ROTC cadets reflected on their travels and mission in light of...

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School of Engineering Alumnus Kohlburn Named President of MC Industrial

8 November 2016, 3:15 PM

Bob Kohlburn, who earned a bachelor’s in construction management from SIUE’s School of Engineering in 1984, has been named president of MC Industrial Inc., an independent McCarthy Holdings company.

Read about Kohlburn in the St. Louis Business Journal.

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SIUE Joins the Global #GivingTuesday Movement

1 November 2016, 11:26 AM

SIUE joins the global GivingTuesday movementSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy, and celebrate generosity worldwide. This year, #GivingTuesday will be Nov. 29.

The effort is always held the Tuesday immediately following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday as the holiday giving season begins. The movement inspires people to join together to improve their local communiti...

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SIUE’s Huelsmann Honored Among Esteemed Student Lincoln Laureates

1 November 2016, 8:26 AM

SIUE’s Chloe Huelsmann, a senior majoring in civil engineering, and recipient of the Student Laureate Award.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Chloe Huelsmann, a senior majoring in civil engineering in the School of Engineering, is being honored by the Lincoln Academy of Illinois for her leadership and service, and overall excellence in curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Huelsmann, a native of Alton, will receive the prestigious Student Laureate Award on behalf of SIUE during the annual Student Laureate Award Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 12 in Springfield. The award recognizes I...

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2016 Annual Mid-American Environmental Engineering Conference

31 October 2016, 8:50 AM

2016 Mid-American Environmental Engineering ConferenceA group of more than 60 graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars and engineering professionals attended the 2016 Annual Mid-American Environmental Engineering Conference Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering.

“We successfully met our goal to bring together environmental engineering graduate students from six leading universities in this region to share their educational experiences and research findings, and to learn from each other,...

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SIUE Alumni Assoc. Selects Gordon for 2016 Great Teacher Award

28 October 2016, 10:25 AM

gordon-chrisThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Alumni Association has selected Chris Gordon, PhD, as its 2016 Great Teacher Award recipient. He is the associate dean of the School of Engineering and an associate professor in the Department of Construction. Gordon is the 46th SIUE faculty member to receive the honor since its inception in 1970.

Gordon will be recognized with a plaque and a $1,000 award. He will be recognized during the fall 2016 commencement exercises on Saturday, Dec. 17 and wil...

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SIUE Hosts Vietnamese Educational Leaders, Showcases Offerings for Prospective International Students

27 October 2016, 9:02 AM

A group of educational leaders from Vietnam pose in SIUE’s Morris University Center with School of Engineering Dean Cem Karacal (far left), Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook (center), and representatives from ESLi of SIUE and the Offices of International Affairs and International Admissions.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the English as a Second Language International (ESLi) program welcomed a delegation of educational leaders from Vietnam for a campus visit and showcasing of the University’s multiple offerings for prospective international students on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Visitors included Mrs. Le Thieu Hanh, head of Education Path agency, a group that helps Vietnamese students apply to colleges and universities outside of Vietnam, Mr. Pham Ngoc Thang, principa...

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Accelerate Toward Degree Completion During SIUE’s Online Winter Session

25 October 2016, 9:50 AM

cobb-denisePlan now to enroll in Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s accelerated winter session. Since the initial launch in 2014, the University has more than doubled the number of courses offered during the special session that runs Dec. 19, 2016-Jan. 8, 2017. More information is available at siue.edu/winter-session.

This year, more than 50 courses will be taught entirely online during the three-week session. Available courses cover a variety of disciplines at the introductory, upper-...

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Hundreds Apply to Pursue an Advanced Degree During SIUE Graduate School Open House

25 October 2016, 8:45 AM

SIUE graduate student Adebanke Adebayo answers questions and offers advice to prospective students Mary Stanfield (L) and Melissa Britten (R).Leadership preparation through expanded critical thinking, a competitive advantage in the workplace and the excitement of discovery and creativity were among the reasons why prospective graduate students were encouraged to pursue an advanced degree from the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School during its Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 19.

More than 300 prospective students received information on SIUE’s more than 40 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certifica...

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SIU President Dunn Reinforces System’s Viability

18 October 2016, 2:15 PM

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Southern Illinois University President Randy Dunn addressed the state of the system today in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom on the Edwardsville campus.

Dunn said Illinois seems to be in the midst of a grand reshaping of the state-university covenant, but he believes all campuses in the SIU system will remain viable for years to come. He pointed to instituting structural changes on campus rather than waiting to change, because a “new normal” is likely.

He e...

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SIUE School of Pharmacy to Host Paver Donor Recognition Event

18 October 2016, 9:25 AM

A group of volunteers, including School of Pharmacy Dean Gireesh Gupchup, members of SIUE’s Constructors Club, and members of the Rotary Club, installed engraved pavers at the School’s Medicinal Garden. The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy is hosting a special reception on Friday, Oct. 21, in celebration of its Best and Brightest Paver Drive and Endowed Scholarship Campaign. The effort raised more than $63,000 for new and continuing SIUE School of Pharmacy students.

The recognition event will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. in the School’s Student Learning Center, and outside at its Medicinal Garden, located behind the Pharmacy buildings. Newly-installed, engraved pa...

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STL Post-Dispatch Details SIUE Engineering Research’s Impact on Road Safety

17 October 2016, 12:06 PM

Yan Qi, PhD, assistant professor of civil engineering in the SIUE School of EngineeringSIUE’s Yan Qi, PhD, assistant professor of civil engineering, was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s transportation column, “Along for the Ride,” for her ongoing research involving natural snow barriers.

Qi’s research project is in collaboration with Washington State University, with funding from the Illinois Center for Transportation.

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Dunstan, Pembrook Establish SIUE/Community Task Force

17 October 2016, 9:00 AM

dunstan-prembrookSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook and Madison County Chairman Alan J. Dunstan today announced the establishment of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville/Community Task Force, an entity charged with promoting the partnership between SIUE and the public/private sectors.

The task force will focus on three primary areas for collaboration:

  • Functional operations that are campus centric and capitalize on partnerships between SIUE and the public/private ...

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SIUE Establishes Space in T-REX

16 October 2016, 3:15 PM

T-Rex suiteSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Denise Cobb, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and Jerry Weinberg, SIUE associate provost and dean of the Graduate School, were on site last week to christen SIUE’s new space in the T-REX Innovation Center in downtown St. Louis. The partnership provides new opportunities for SIUE faculty and students to connect with the burgeoning entrepreneurial community in the St. Louis region.  

SIUE is fully utilizing the ...

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SIUE’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers to Host Noches de Ciencias

14 October 2016, 9:51 AM

The SIUE Engineering Building.Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) will host its first Noche de Ciencias (Science Nights) event from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the Engineering Building Atrium.

The event is part of the SHPE’s nationwide effort to engage high school students from the Hispanic community in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). It aims to broaden the participation of Hispanics along all segments of th...

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Robert Mock Jr. Highlights Annual SIUE Day

13 October 2016, 3:45 PM

mock-robertNearly 200 community leaders and business people attended the 11th annual SIUE Day Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Student Fitness Center. The event is designed as a networking opportunity for area business leaders allowing them to connect with key SIUE personnel and learn more ways to partner with the University.

As SIUE Day Chair, Dr. Robert Mock Jr., Charlotte campus president of Johnson Wales University in N.C., headlined the event. An Urbana native, he earned his bachelor’s in industrial en...

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School of Engineering Cooperative PhD Program Develops Industry Innovators

13 October 2016, 9:40 AM

Abdolreza Osouli, PhD, assistant professor of civil engineering, research assistant Siavash Zamiran, and Keqin Gu, PhD, cooperative PhD program director and distinguished research professor in the SIUE School of Engineering.The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering Cooperative PhD Program in Engineering Science is training the next generation of creative thinkers and innovators who will continue the advancement of the engineering industry.

Graduates of the program receive a doctor of philosophy degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The program’s memorandum of understanding designates SIUE as an approved residence center where coursework can be completed using the SIUE...

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SIUE Students MAP Grants to be Covered for Spring Semester

11 October 2016, 5:10 PM

dunn-pembrook2Southern Illinois University System President Randy Dunn announced that both the Edwardsville and Carbondale campuses will cover MAP grants for students for the spring 2017 semester.

The state’s Monetary Awards Program, or MAP, provides grants based on financial need to Illinois undergraduates who study at approved colleges and universities within the state. SIU covered the MAP grants throughout the 2015-16 academic year, and is doing so for the current semester as well.

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Four SIUE Faculty are Presenters at SIU Technology and Innovation Expo

11 October 2016, 10:40 AM

Four Southern Illinois University Edwardsville faculty members will be presenters at the 8th annual SIU Technology and Innovation Expo Thursday, Oct. 13 in Chicago.

The Expo will bring innovators and entrepreneurs from across the SIU System to Chicago’s 1871 innovation incubator in Chicago’s Merchandise Mart for an afternoon speed pitch and networking event. Presenters will range from researchers seeking research and development (R&D) collaborations to companies seeking commercializ...

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Career Fair Attendance Rises as Employers Actively Seek SIUE Students

6 October 2016, 11:38 AM

SIUE’s Madelyn Diden, a junior majoring in management and marketing, visits with Jesse Humphrey of Byrne & Jones Construction during the October Career Fairs.More than 100 industry employers and graduate schools are meeting strong student prospects from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville during the Career Development Center’s Career Fairs being held Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 5-6.

“Our career fairs are growing tremendously,” said Carrie Smolar, assistant director for employer relations in the SIUE Career Development Center. “We’re actively working to help students connect with employers and gain professional opport...

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SIUE to Host 2016 Annual Mid-American Environmental Engineering Conference

5 October 2016, 12:50 PM

karacal-cemThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering will host the 2016 Annual Mid-American Environmental Engineering Conference Saturday, Oct. 22. The conference will run from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. in the School’s auditorium.

The conference allows graduate students in civil engineering and environmental engineering to share their academic experiences and research. Faculty are also in attendance.

“This is a great example of the collaborative scientific spirit in the region t...

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Seven Join SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame

30 September 2016, 10:15 PM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will honor seven remarkable graduates at the 2016 SIUE Alumni Hall of Fame ceremony A Night Among the Stars tonight in the Morris University Center. These alumni have achieved exploits in their respective fields, are role models and are testaments to SIUE’s educational excellence.

“I want to thank all of our alumni and especially our eight inductees tonight, because the reputation of SIUE is built on the work that you do,” said Dr. Ran...

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Explore the Possibilities at SIUE Graduate School Open House, Oct. 19

28 September 2016, 8:55 AM

Clarke-PaulaThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Graduate School will host its annual Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 19. The event will consist of two identical sessions: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

Prospective graduate students will receive information on SIUE’s more than 40 master’s programs, post-baccalaureate certificates, specialist degrees, doctoral degrees and cooperative doctoral programs. Information will also be availa...

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Pembrook Seeks to Build on SIUE’s Momentum

22 September 2016, 2:20 PM

pembrook-podiumSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville Chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook today focused on both recent and historical successes as building blocks toward continuing positive momentum for the institution while presenting his first annual chancellor’s address to the campus community. The first-year chancellor spoke for more than 30 minutes in a crowded Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center.

SIU President Randy Dunn introduced Pembrook, “We are excited about Dr. Pembrook&#821...

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SIUE’s Noble Appears on Conversation with Lee Presser, Charter Cable

22 September 2016, 8:37 AM

Brad Noble, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering.SIUE’s Brad Noble, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering, participated in a discussion on autonomous vehicles during an Aug. 23 segment of Conversation with Lee Presser.

Noble’s appearance will air at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26 on Charter channel 994.

During the interview, Noble discusses the technological advancements that have led to automated systems, like the autonomous vehicles being developed by companies s...

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SIUE Campus Growth Continues on the Upswing

21 September 2016, 10:50 AM

EngineeringStudentAs this new academic year gets underway, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to experience tremendous campus growth.

SIUE is nearing the completion of an extensive, more-than-$300-million construction and infrastructure improvement plan that already has resulted in thousands of students, faculty, staff and campus visitors enjoying numerous finished additions to campus life, according to Interim Vice Chancellor for Administration Richard Walker. 

The University’s ongo...

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2016 SIUE Homecoming Welcomes Alumni

20 September 2016, 9:20 AM

bonfireSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville is celebrating 2016 Homecoming with a weeklong series of events targeting current students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. This year’s events begin Monday, Sept. 26, running through Sunday, Oct. 2 on the SIUE campus.

This year’s student theme is “Back to the E.” The schedule of student events will include: a comedy/magic show featuring Derek Hughes; a chalk mural contest; a screening of “Back to the Future;&#...

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SIUE Ranks Highest in State in Core Structural Engineering Courses

16 September 2016, 11:55 AM

Brad Cross, P.E., S.E., PhD, chair and professor in the Department of Civil Engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering.Structure Magazine, a national publication from the leading associations of structural engineers, has ranked the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s civil engineering structural program among the top 16 percent in the nation in its latest curriculum survey of more than 250 engineering schools.

The survey indicates that SIUE’s program is the only in Illinois to offer all 12 courses comprising the structural engineering core curriculum, which include both...

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SIUE Alums’ Pioneering Technology Transforms Inclusive Learning

16 September 2016, 8:50 AM

ViTAL (Vibratory Touchscreen Applications for Learning)With the influx of digital technology in classrooms, the educational benefits abound for many students. But the accessibility of those gadgets is lacking for approximately six million U.S. students with special needs. This means inclusive learning environments as they are most often perceived, are not so inclusive after all.

Three Southern Illinois University Edwardsville alumni, Dr. Jenna Gorlewicz, Jeff Croxell and Corrine Mueller, are forging new technological territory in an effort to remed...

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SIUE is Most Affordable in Illinois

15 September 2016, 3:35 PM

onlinecollegesOnlineColleges.com ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as the No. 1 most affordable four-year college in Illinois, among 69 institutions. See the rankings at onlinecolleges.com/Illinois.

“The more important aspect is the high quality education provided by SIUE for the investment,” said Scott Belobrajdic, associate vice chancellor for enrollment management. “More families and employers are understanding that all of our schools, and the College of Arts and Sciences, ...

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SIUE Alumnus Leads as President of the Civil Group at Global Defense Company

13 September 2016, 9:55 AM

SIUE alumnus Angela Heise, a visionary leader named among Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women-Next Generation, has been named president of the Civil Group at Leidos.

According to the global science and technology solutions company, Heise’s focus areas are energy and the environment, utilities, manufacturing and industrial, federal infrastructure, and air traffic management.

Heise earned a bachelor’s in computer science from the SIUE School of Engineering in 1996. Details o...

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U.S. News Rates SIUE a Top 15 Midwest Regional Public University

13 September 2016, 7:40 AM

pembrook-randyU.S. News & World Report ranks Southern Illinois University Edwardsville among the best Regional Universities Midwest for the 13th consecutive year and among the top 15 public universities in that category. SIUE is also rated among the top Midwest Regionals for least amount of student debt upon graduation. The listing is in the magazine’s “Best Colleges of 2017” issue that was released today.

SIUE was featured at number 63 in this year’s rankings of 163 Regional Universi...

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SIUE Receives 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award

11 September 2016, 2:50 PM

brown-venessaSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville has received the 2016 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education. This is the third year that SIUE has earned the distinction.

 As a recipient of the annual HEED Award—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion— SIUE will be featur...

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SIUE’s Pembrook Officially Installed as Chancellor

8 September 2016, 4:05 PM

dunn-pembrookSouthern Illinois University President Randy Dunn hosted a scaled down event today for the Edwardsville campus’ new chancellor Dr. Randy Pembrook in the Morris University Center’s Meridian Ballroom.

A crowd of more than 300 SIUE faculty, staff and students, along with community members, higher education leaders from around the region and representatives of various political offices gathered to officially install Pembrook.

“We need to celebrate and mark this occasion, beca...

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SIU Trustees Approve Contracts for SIUE School of Engineering Design Center

8 September 2016, 12:25 PM

The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees, at its regularly scheduled meeting on the Edwardsville campus today, approved contracts worth more than $3.5 million to construct a student project design center for the School of Engineering. The board also approved budgets to resurface parking lots at the SIU School of Dental Medicine in Alton and to replace flooring materials in single-student apartments at Cougar Village on the SIUE campus.

The student project design center will be a two-s...

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Join the Conversation During International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week

6 September 2016, 1:15 PM

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville iCARE (Initiative to Create Awareness, Recognition, and Education on Suicide Prevention) will offer multiple opportunities to join in the conversation about mental health wellness during International Suicide Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 5-11.

The initiative launched an awareness video this week to initiate this important dialogue.

“This video features members of the SIUE community promoting the shared goal of raising awareness regarding ...

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SIUE Records Third-Highest All-Time Student Enrollment

6 September 2016, 10:55 AM

Class of 2020Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has recorded its third-highest all-time enrollment with 14,142 students registered for fall 2016.

 “In the ultra-competitive higher education marketplace in which SIUE is competing and combined with other factors beyond our control, we are proud to maintain total enrollment above 14,000,” said Dr. Randy Pembrook, SIUE chancellor. “We have increases in all of our undergraduate schools and college which is a positive sign toward fut...

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

1 September 2016, 3:20 PM

pembrook-randyFor the seventh-consecutive year, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is in Washington Monthly’s Top 60 for master’s universities in the nation. SIUE is third among all master’s institutions in Illinois on the national magazine’s list.

Unlike conventional college rankings, Washington Monthly evaluates an institution’s “contribution to the public good” in three broad categories: social mobility – educating low-income students; resea...

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SIUE Establishes Partnership with T-REX

1 September 2016, 1:25 PM

T-REXSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Denise Cobb, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, today announced a new partnership with the T-REX Innovation Center located in downtown St. Louis. The partnership will provide new opportunities for SIUE faculty and students to connect with the burgeoning entrepreneurial community in the St. Louis region.  

SIUE expects to begin fully utilizing the T-REX facilities and programming in early September. Graduate students f...

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Visiting Scholars Promote Intercultural Exchange at SIUE

1 September 2016, 8:55 AM

2016 ITPP Visiting ScholarsThe Southern Illinois University Edwardsville International Training Program in Pedagogy (ITPP) is strengthening global perspectives and promoting intercultural exchange across the University by way of 12 visiting scholars from China, who will spend the fall semester on campus.

The ITPP is in its fifth year, this semester hosting scholars from two Chinese universities, including nine from Northwest Normal University (NWNU) and three from Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE).

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SIUE Engineering Alumnus Named VP of Global Supply Company

24 August 2016, 8:47 AM

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering alumnus Scott Miller, PE, has been named vice president, engineering of MiTek, a global supplier of software, engineered products, services and equipment.

Miller earned a bachelor’s in civil engineering from SIUE in 1996.

His accomplished history with MiTek is detailed in a release titled “Scott Miller Promoted to Vice President of Engineering” that can be found on the company’s website.

 

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Online Offerings Spark SIUE Summer Enrollment to Seven Year High

22 August 2016, 9:40 AM

Denise-CobbSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville reached its highest summer headcount since 2009 during the 2016 summer term. Led by a sharp increase in online enrollment, SIUE served 6,335 students, which represented an increase of 175 students (2.8 percent) over summer 2015 and 541 more students than summer 2014.

The Schools of Engineering (14.6 percent), Nursing (19.7 percent), Business (6.2 percent), and Education, Health and Human Behavior (6.9 percent), and the College of Arts and Sciences (5.7 ...

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SIUE Among National Leaders in Students Graduating with Low Debt

15 August 2016, 5:00 PM

pembrook-randySouthern Illinois University Edwardsville ranks 116th out of 1,300 colleges nationally for the lowest student loan debt per borrower according to LendEDU. Among public institutions, SIUE ranks 54th nationally. Among all Illinois institutions, SIUE is second.

The survey demonstrates that undergraduate SIUE students, who choose to borrow, carry a very low amount of student debt ($20,817 average) at graduation. More than 42 percent of SIUE students graduate with zero student debt.

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Sandvik Coromant Company Donates Tooling to SIUE School of Engineering

10 August 2016, 1:47 PM

(L-R) John Deibert, mechanical and industrial engineering laboratory manager at SIUE and Jay Stephens, territory productivity engineer with the Sandvik Coromant Company.Sandvik Coromant Company has gifted mill and lathe tooling to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering’s Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering to advance instruction and learning.

Jay Stephens, territory productivity engineer with Sandvik Coromant, collaborated with John Deibert, lab manager for the Departments of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, and presented the donation on Monday, Aug. 1. The tooling package is valued at nearly $4,000 and...

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Progressive Mindset is Karacal’s Philosophy as School of Engineering Dean

8 August 2016, 11:00 AM

Cem Karacal, PhD, dean of the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering, did not become dean to be a status quo person. Instead, he intends to move the School forward with a progressive mindset and creative thinking that will prepare students for the emerging trends of the engineering industry.

Karacal has served the School in multiple capacities since he joined the faculty in 1993. He assumed the role of dean in May, after having served as interim dean since January 2016....

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SIUE Mourns Loss of Engineering Student Cole Rosenberger

1 August 2016, 10:20 AM

Cole Rosenberger, of Defiance, Mo., died Tuesday, July 26. He was 19.

Born in Corpus Christi, Texas, Rosenberger was a sophomore in the School of Engineering. He was also a member of the Sigma Rho Chapter of Kappa Sigma fraternity at SIUE. The fraternity has established a Go Fund Me account to assist the family with funeral expenses.

Services will be held at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church located at 8 West Highway D, New Melle, Mo., on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 11 a.m. There will be a rec...

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Popular Construction Leadership Institute 2017 Registration Opens

26 July 2016, 11:19 AM

Chris Gordon, co-director of the CLI and chair of the Department of Construction in SIUE’s School of Engineering.Success 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 is now accepting registrations for the 2017 session of this highly popular program. 

Over the course of its 14-year history, CLI has seen many of its more than 300 graduates advance to prominent pos...

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