The National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA) and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, alongside fellow consortium members of the C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute (C3.ai DTI), awards $5.4 million to accelerate artificial intelligence (AI) research to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty-six projects will receive funding for research that strives toward addressing COVID-19 across multiple disciplines including medicine, urban planning, public policy, and computer science, and its impact on racial, economic, and healthcare disparities.
Through research, iteration and collaboration with Research IT, Pixo identified how to make the application more useful for researchers and launched an expanded and improved version in August 2019. The Research IT team is now busy gathering feedback to inform new ideas for enhancing this important tool.
CO+RE, a pilot program supported by the University of Illinois Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, is intended to foster and extend community-campus partnerships and civic scholarship. CO+RE engages substantive research, creative practice, and community needs and interests, generating responsive and ongoing relationships with our local communities. These research and creative partnerships will demonstrate an abiding interest and involvement in reciprocal community-to-campus and campus-to-community relationships. Projects supported by this program recognize local knowledge producers, the needs and interests of our communities, and materially affect the lives of East Central Illinois residents through sustainable, equitable partnerships.
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Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED) Fellowships will be awarded each year to graduate students working on a research project in a TIER-ED focused area.
Applications are solicited each Spring for the academic year beginning the following Fall. The proposed research must be interdisciplinary and must have a strong and clearly defined technology focus, with implications for critical issues in education (e.g., learning, equity and access, etc.).
The fellowship comes with expectations that Fellows will regularly utilize the TIER-ED student/faculty workspace at the Children’s Research Center and participate in TIER-ED initiatives during the award year.
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Technology Innovation in Educational Research and Design (TIER-ED) is a campus-wide initiative based out of the College of Education that seeks to build a community of interdisciplinary researchers and designers developing applications of new technologies to address critical issues in education and learning.
The TIER-ED Pilot Projects Program is designed to foster inter- or trans-disciplinary intellectual engagement through funding pilot or proof-of-concept projects to better position faculty teams for competitive external funding and have more collaborative research opportunities for students interested in pursuing graduate studies in TIER-ED focused areas.
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Join us to explore how technology solutions are addressing some of the most significant challenges facing agriculture today – and learn about what is on the horizon. One of the premier AgTech hubs in the nation, Champaign-Urbana is uniquely positioned to bring together entrepreneurs, investors, academics, and industry for learning, networking and advancing this sector.
The 2020 AgTech Summit will include panels and discussions on how Big Data is modernizing the agriculture value chain, investment in AgTech, industry leaders on the state of agriculture, and how growers are preparing for future generations. It will include presentations from some of the top agtech startups in the region. The event will conclude with an AgTech Showcase and Networking event from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. immediately following the summit.
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This event will be held on the second and third floors of Levis Faculty Center. The building’s south entrance provides an ADA accessible route. Complete information about accessible parking and accessibility within the building, can be found here. A UIUC parking map is available here.
Questions about access? To request any disability-related accommodations that will facilitate your full participation in this event, such as ASL interpreting, Live Captioning, wheelchair access, etc., please contact: Julie Laut (513-544-2682 or firstname.lastname@example.org) by February 3, 2020.
This is the International Year of Sound 2020, and Illinois researchers are invited to participate in a Scientist/Composer Collaboration Project that will highlight the importance of sound and its related sciences and technologies in society. Selected collaborations will be performed in August at KISS2020:The Sound of Science, an international symposium hosted on the Urbana campus by the School of Music.
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