Sep 05, 2015


Research and Creative Activity

Kraig Wheeler (EIU Chemistry Department) was recently awarded a $290,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation Research in Undergraduate Institutions (NSF-RUI) Department of Materials Research. The grant period runs from Aug. 1, 2015, to July 31, 2018. The project explores how molecular shape impacts the internal organization of crystalline solids. Funding will be used to explore factors that affect the development of advanced materials and to train undergraduate research students in Wheeler's lab. In addition, Wheeler's research group will provide X-ray diffraction services to small colleges and universities across the nation that support rigorous undergraduate research programs.

Posted: Aug 21, 2015

Abbey Lesko-Youngberg, assistant director for the Office of Student Disability Services, was elected president-elect for Illowa AHEAD for the 2015-2016 school year. Her position will continue as president for the 2016-2017 school year and as past-president for the 2017-2018 school year. She has served on the board as secretary since 2014.

Illowa AHEAD is the Illinois/Iowa Regional Chapter for the Association on Higher Education and Disability that acts as a resource for post-secondary disability professionals by providing expertise for information regarding disabilities, disability awareness, disability legislation, disability rights, and any other information as it relates to higher education.

Posted: Aug 21, 2015

The Council on Faculty Research grant competition will be held in early September. The council supports research and creative activity that addresses a significant scholarly issue. All tenured/tenure track faculty in Bargaining Unit A, as well as department and associate chairs, are eligible to submit in the Fall 2015 (FY 2016) competition. Individuals may receive only two consecutive fall awards, after which they will be ineligible for an award in the third year. Those who wish to apply for funding should either apply online here or hand deliver one copy of their proposal to the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, 1102 Blair Hall, no later than noon Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015. To obtain a copy of the application materials, please visit our Web page.

ROBERT CHESNUT, Director, Research and Sponsored Programs
Posted: Aug 17, 2015

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