Image of Research Competition

Graduate and professional students at Illinois are invited to submit images of their research, creative or scholarly work for the fifth annual Image of Research competition. Entries will be judged by a multidisciplinary panel for connection between image, text, and research; originality; and visual impact. Deadline is Jan. 22, 2018.

For more information visit the Image of Research Competition website.

Inside NCSA: Reception and interactive demonstrations

Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m., National Center for Supercomputing Applications.

This event opens the doors of the NCSA to share some of the audio-visual rich transdisciplinary research supported by the center. Experience NCSA’s digital scholarship differently with this collection of immersive and interactive demonstrations. This event is part of the Speculative Futures event series.

2017 iSchool Research Showcase

Join the School of Information Sciences for a series of presentations and posters on interdisciplinary research topics such as big data, usability, social informatics and more. Funda Kivran-Swaine, Research Manager at Facebook will be the keynote speaker. The showcase will be held Nov. 8, noon-4:30 p.m., in Illini Union Ballrooms A and B. Refreshments will be served during the poster sessions.

NCSA Seeks Applicants for Spring Cyber Infrastructure Internship

NCSA is offering a full-time internship in cyberinfrastructure for the Spring 2018 semester, designed to address the shortage of highly specialized CI professionals in today’s workforce. This internship is available to anyone interested in pursuing CI and who has successfully completed at least 60 hours of accredited coursework, not just current students. Deadline to apply is Oct. 31. Apply at


The Beckman Institute offers three postdoctoral fellows programs: the Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program, the Beckman–Brown Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellows Program, and the Carle Foundation Hospital–Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellows Program. Applications for the 2018 postdoctoral fellows programs are accepted until Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017.

Beckman’s Visualization Lab featured in Oct. 10 Tech Talk

As part of the Beckman Institute’s Tech Talk series, Travis Ross, manager of Beckman’s Visualization Lab, will provide an overview of the lab and its services from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 10 in Room 5602. Josh Gibson, a.k.a. @DrStrangeAnt, will explain how the lab has aided his research. A hands-on demo in the lab will follow the talk. The next talk in the series features the Microscopy Suite on Nov. 14.

Research IT Team Members Lead Sessions at IT Pro Forum

Research IT team members Tony Rimovsky (IT Architect) and Tracy Smith (Director of Research IT) will lead multiple presentations and workshops at the Spring 2017 IT Professionals Forum on June 7-8.

Rimovsky will present and lead a series workshops about Illinois’ Amazon Web Services on June 7th and 8th including:

June 7

June 8

Smith will present at a session on June 8:

The IT Professionals Forum is a learning and networking event at the University of Illinois and may be attended by IT Pros at no cost if registered by the deadline. For more information or to register visit

What is CU Hack Night?

CU Hack Night is a group of civic-minded individuals who seek to find solutions to community challenges. Hack Nights began as a community group in January 2017. The weekly Tuesday night meetings include dinner, technical presentations and breakout sessions focusing on projects ranging from bee pollination to mass transit and public health. Hack nights locate publicly available data with the goal of addressing challenges in local communities. The group focuses on having fun with new and old friends to create new solutions.

For more information visit the CU Hack Night Twitter or Facebook pages.