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Dean Lim CEAS robotics activities have intensified this fall both on campus and in the community.

On November 5 Maple Knoll Village retirement community in Springdale hosted an open house showcasing the "Smart Innovation Collaboratory House" - a joint initiative for better living by CEAS and the College of Nursing. The two colleges are teaming again to host Robotics Night at Fifth Third Arena on November 20.

CEAS and the College of Nursing host UC Robotics Night on November 20

Robot demo for UC Board of Trustees
Two CEAS departments hosted the Human-Centered Robotics Symposium, HuCeRo - November 14-17, 2013. The symposium brought together leading researchers and engineers in the fields of robotics, computer science, material science, brain-computer interaction and engineering. Breakthrough research on an exoskeleton and a brain-computer interface for thought-controlled robots highlighted the presentations and caught the attention of the international media.

UAV robots developed in Dr. Kelly Cohen's lab are the first collaborative research project for CEAS under the Space Agreement Act (SAA) signed with NASA's Ames Research Center as a part of the Neil Armstrong initiative announced on November 6.

UC's commitment to the flourishing field of robotics deepened with the President's Office and CEAS announcing 25 one-time $2,000 FIRST® Robotics Scholarships beginning next fall (2014) for entering freshmen who participated in FIRST® Robotics Competitions.

My congratulations to all students, faculty and staff who are helping the University and College be a leader in the field of robotics.



CEAS adjunct faculty member, Sam Antoline, talks to Winton Woods High School students about STEM related careers.
UC Leading the way in STEM Education

Through several initiatives including dual enrollment programs, minority participation alliances, and programs specifically targeted to spark and promote interest in math and science, UC is leading the way in STEM education

Professor Ali Minai and NSF "Hunting the Spark of Creativity"

Minai and a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation are attempting to develop computer programming that will identify the highly personal subject of creativity by types, kinds and categories. If successful, the project could be used to mine the Internet and social media for sparks of creativity.


Credit: Thinkstock

Artist's rendering of $100 million combustion laboratory to be constructed at GE Evendale.
GE Aviation and UCRI announce new Research Center

The collaborative UCRI and GE Aviation Research Center will enable GE Aviation engineers and UC faculty working through UCRI to pursue innovations with direct application on future aviation products being developed at GE.

Building Block for Exoskeleton Could Lead to More Independence Among the Elderly

UC researchers are studying human movement as they work on creating an exoskeleton to benefit elderly patients, stroke patients and paraplegics.

View exoskeleton animation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WcRJeJ7iB8


UC's SmartLight more than a Bright Idea

This rendering depicts how an office might appear with SmartLight off (left) and on (right).

A pair of UC researchers has seen the light - a bright powerful light - and it just might change the future of how building interiors are brightened. According to UC researchers, Jason Heikenfeld (CEAS) and Anton Harfmann (DAAP), the innovative solar technology called SmartLight "would change the equation for energy."

Construction Management teams build on winning tradition

Construction management (CM) students continue their winning tradition at the 2013 ABC (Associated Builders and Contractors) Competition and the ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) Heavy Civil Estimating Competition, coming out on top as champions.


CM students accept the team's first place trophy

Alex Walker examines the CryoCube.
International Space Station and UC Aerospace student link via Real-time Space Satellite Control Mission

Aerospace engineering student Alex Walker buys timeslot to test his thesis work in space on the ArduSat satellite. This groundbreaking endeavor is a first for UC.

Liquid App Transforms Data Collection Method

Environmental engineering graduate student Jacob Shidler travels to Comoros Islands to collect rainwater and returns with innovative data collection software.


Shidler with Comorian guide inspect rainwater gutter to be sampled.

UC Develops Unique Nano Carrier to Target Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells

University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a unique nanostructure that can, because of its dual-surface structure, serve as an improved "all-in-one tool" against cancer.

Engineer of the Month

The college recognizes one of its junior or senior upper classmen as an Engineer of the Month.

The November 2013 honor goes to electrical engineering student Thaddaeus Voss.



College hosts the first in a series of Faculty Presentations

Dr. Jason Heikenfield, professor of electrical engineering, will present "Tricorders and Teaching Students how to Commercialize Them" on Monday, November 25, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Monte Poole Classroom, Rhodes Hall, 8th Floor.

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