$14 million grant to expand chemistry and materials research capabilities at Argonne National Lab
Mark Schlossman, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has received a $14.1 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to expand the experimental capabilities at NSF’s Chemistry and Materials Center for Advanced Radiation Sources, also known as NSF’s ChemMatCARS. Schlossman is the principal investigator on the grant. ChemMatCARS scientists use X-rays generated by Argonne National Laboratory’s Advanced Photon Source to study matter at the atomic and molecular level, investigate the development of new energy sources and new materials, identify new ways to care for the environment and gain a better understanding of how life works.
UIC awarded $4.7 million NSF grant to enhance K-8 math instruction, professional development in south Cook County
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago will lead a five-year, $4.7 million project funded by the National Science Foundation to develop and implement a professional development program for K-8 math educators that spans across three levels — teacher, school and district. The Elementary Mathematics Leadership model for K-8 mathematics will use a design-based implementation research process involving collaboration between researchers, professional developers, and district and school personnel to co-develop the professional development from district- through teacher-levels.
$3.3M grant seeks to improve health care in under-resourced communities
The University of Illinois at Chicago’s College of Nursing is partnering with Erie Family Health Centers on a $3.3 million grant for health care improvements in underserved communities. The project will create a one-year post-graduate fellowship program for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, or APRNs, called AdvancingPractice.
Clearing up the ‘dark side’ of artificial leaves
While artificial leaves hold promise as a way to take carbon dioxide — a potent greenhouse gas — out of the atmosphere, there is a “dark side to artificial leaves that has gone overlooked for more than a decade,” according to Meenesh Singh, assistant professor of chemical engineering in the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering.
Seven UIC researchers honored on ’40 under 40′ list
Seven UIC scientists have been recognized on Halo’s “40 under 40” list. They have been nominated and selected for their excellent work in translational research. According to Halo, “these 40 scientists represent the next generation of big shoulder Chicago scientists working to translate innovation into application, from bench to bedside.”