Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The new Urban Center for Computation and Data will apply advanced computational and data-driven techniques to the challenge of intelligent urban planning and design.
Argonne National Laboratory, in partnership with the University of Chicago, received a $600,000 federal grant for a new research effort that will help decision-makers in urban areas better understand the impact of different policies on their communities. According to the University of Chicago, the population of the world's cities will nearly double over the next several decades. And there's much more data being collected to help optimize the operation of cities and anticipate the impact of their growth. The $600,000 grant, from the National Science Foundation, will unite reseachers through the Computation Institute (CI), a joint initiative between the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. The new Urban Center for …
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Graduate student Katarina Ruscic shared her wisdom with local high schoolers on how to be an influential scientist—and look fierce while doing it.
When you think of standard scientist gear, your imagination probably veers more toward lab coats than leopard print. Unless you’ve met Katarina Ruscic. With her long brown hair, knee-high boots and crimson lips, Ruscic, a Downers Grove South alum, proudly flouts stereotypes about women in science as she simultaneously pursues an MD and PhD at the University of Chicago. Ruscic spoke to roughly 350 female high school students at Argonne National Laboratory Thursday, offering her wisdom on reaching goals while staying true to yourself. Her talk was part of the lab’s daylong Science Careers in Search of Women Conference that introduces area teens to opportunities for women in research. Ruscic eschews the idea that women need to downplay …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Girl Scout Troop 064 hosted the drive, which collected toys, books and art supplies.
Editor's note: The following information and photos were provided by Jeff Gaspar. Almost 200 pounds of donations were collected in Meadowview Elementary School's toy drive. Girl Scout Troop 064 hosted the drive, which collected toys, books and art supplies. The donations will go to the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital. The toy drive was the idea of one Meadowview student and a member of Troop 064 who spent some time at Comer's. She wanted to hold a toy drive to assist long-term patients at Comer's who are not able to return home for Christmas and whose families may not have money for presents after long-term illnesses of their children.