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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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Students to Learn About Language, Culture and More at SIUE’s Spanish Summer Camp

11 May 2015, 2:37 PM

Spanish Summer Day Camp

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Spanish Summer Day Camp for children will mix learning the language, being exposed to Latin culture, enjoying ethnic foods and more. 

The camp will be held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday, June 15-Friday, June 26. Children, ages six-12, will engage in a wide range of educational and recreational activities that will develop their communication skills in Spanish, according to Esther Herrera, lecturer in the Foreign Langu...

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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 w...

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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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SIUE Department of Civil Engineering Awarded Over $275,000 in Grants

8 April 2015, 9:15 AM

Department of Civil Engineering faculty within the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering have been awarded four new research grants, totaling more than $275,000.

“These successful grants have brought further recognition to our faculty members for their excellence in research, and have enhanced the reputation of the Department of Civil Engineering,” said Jianpeng Zhou, PhD and department chair. “In addition to supporting the expansion, development...

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SIUE Joins U.S. Engineering Schools to Meet Grand Challenges

30 March 2015, 9:05 AM

Chris GordonIn a letter of commitment presented to President Barack Obama at the White House Science Fair Monday, March 23, the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering was among more than 120 U.S. engineering schools announcing plans to educate a new generation of engineers expressly equipped to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.

The “Grand Challenges,” identified through initiatives such as the White House Strategy for American I...

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SIUE’s Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day Attracts 120

22 March 2015, 2:45 PM

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The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville hosted more than 120 young girls at its third annual  “Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day” Saturday, March 21, in the SIUE School of Engineering Building.

“We help young girls see that they can do in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, and that it’s not just a male-oriented field,” said Sofia Chkautovich, a senior civil engineerin...

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Interface Construction’s Spurgeon is 2015 CLI Alumni Leadership Award Winner

17 March 2015, 10:40 AM

Becky SpurgeonBecky Spurgeon, president and chief financial officer of Interface Construction of St. Louis, is the recipient of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s 2015 Construction Leadership Institute (CLI) Alumni Award. The presentation was Friday, March 13, as a part of the CLI Alumni Day and graduation celebration in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

“CLI’s mission is to produce accomplished leaders to improve the processes and outcomes of construction,” sai...

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SIUE STEM Center Hosts 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge

15 March 2015, 1:20 PM

Nearly 200 budding scientists will be visiting the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus Saturday, March 28. The STEM Center is hosting the regional competition for the 31st Science and Engineering Research Challenge (SERC) from 8 a.m-4:30 p.m. at the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom.

The regional SERC event brings 5-12th graders from 10 counties together to present their experimental results. Students are eligible for a number of awards as well as a chance to move up to th...

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SIUE ICorps Team Receives NSF Top Team Award

9 March 2015, 6:30 PM

SIUE NSF ICorps TeamSouthern Illinois University Edwardsville’s National Science Foundation (NSF) “I-Corps™ for Learning” team received the Top Team Recognition Award in late February at the final meeting of the 24 teams in California.

The team is comprised of Jenna Gorlewicz, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering in the SIUE School of Engineering, team mentor Dan Harres and Corrine Mueller, graduate assistant in the SIUE Small Business Development Center (SBDC). A re...

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Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Sponsors SIUE Summer Camps

26 February 2015, 1:02 PM

Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery Sponsors SIUE Summer Camps
The Phillips 66 Wood River Refinery presented a $20,000 check to the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Engineering on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Phillips 66 is sponsoring SIUE’s Engineering Summer Camp by providing support for equipment, activities and 10 scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need.

The scholarships cover the $400 cost of attendance, including housing, food and field trip transportation, along with materials and supplies. Equipment sponsorship will ...

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llinois Center for Transportation Shines Spotlight on SIUE Professor

6 February 2015, 8:03 AM

Ryan Fries

Ryan Fries, associate professor and graduate program director in the Department of Civil Engineering at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, is being recognized by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

Fries’ project efforts and achievements are featured in an Investigator Spotlight, published by the Illinois Center for Transportation.

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SIUE Engineering’s Celik Earns International Best Presentation Award

2 February 2015, 5:30 PM

Serdar Celik

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Dr. Serdar Celik earned Best Presentation Award for his research “Effect of Cooling on Solar Panel Performance” at the 6th International Conference on Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering in Paris, France.

An SIUE School of Engineering associate professor of mechanical engineering (ME), Celik faced 66 competitors among the more than 200 engineering professionals attending the conference from around the world.

The present...

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