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UIC Ranks First in Return-on-Investment  UIC is the top four-year, post-secondary institution in the state when it comes to helping students from traditionally underserved populations succeed, according to a study released in December by the Illinois Education Research Council. The study analyzed 55 four-year colleges or universities in Illinois, including private nonprofit and private for-profit schools. Read more here.

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UIC Student Enrollment at its Peak  UIC has seen three consecutive years of growth, Crain's Chicago Business reports, while student enrollment is dropping at many major local universities. "Chicago is very attractive, very attractive as a location, and UIC's presence in the global rankings helps recruit internationally, so, for all of these reasons, I expect the trends to continue," says UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis. Read more here.


UIC Awards Faculty for Excellence  Each year, UIC Engineering faculty members win many awards from a variety of organizations for their superior research and teaching. UIC also bestows its own awards. Here is a list of this year's UIC Engineering winners: Danilo Erricolo, James Patton, and Venkat Venkatakrishnan won the UIC University Scholar Award; Bing Liu was named a UIC Distinguished ProfessorHoushang Darabi and Dale Reed won the UIC Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Isabel Cruz won the UIC Distinguished Researcher Award.

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Robocalls and How to Stop Them  30.5 billion robocalls were placed nationwide in 2017. Chicago is one of the hardest hit areas. Robert Sloan, UIC professor and department head of computer science, joined CBS 2 to discuss. Watch the video here.

Upcoming Events
  • Connect with fellow UIC Engineering alumni at Motor Row & the Auto Show on Saturday, February 17, 2018                       
  • Attend our first Tech Talk of 2018, Building Smart Buildings, on Thursday, February 22, 2018  
  • See UIC Flames play Northern Kentucky at our Fuel the Flames Basketball Event on Friday, February 23, 2018                           
  • Find new talent at our first ever UIC Engineering Tech Career Fair on Wednesday, February 28, 2018                  
  • Attend EXPO 29 and see senior capstone design projects on Friday, April 27, 2018   
  • Celebrate with the newest UIC Engineering alumni at the UIC Engineering Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, May 13, 2018                                
  • Stay tuned for more information on Seattle and Bay Area regional alumni events slated for May 2018
  • Save the date for our UIC Engineering Alumni Awards Dinner on Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Snapshot of Success
Alumnus Lorenzo Lo Monte 

Alumnus Leads at Telephonics  Lorenzo Lo Monte (PhD '09) came to UIC Engineering from the University of Rome at Tor Vergata to earn his doctorate degree in electrical and computer engineering. Today, he oversees the engineering and scientific teams and advises the executive board as chief scientist for Telephonics, a New York-based corporation specializing in highly sophisticated surveillance, communications, analysis and integration solutions with applications in aerospace and defense environments. Read his story here.


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