Researchers at the Beckman Institute are using a novel technique to test brain waves to see how the brain processes external stimuli that do and don’t reach our awareness.
John Rogers of the 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the longest-standing honorary societies in the nation. He will join other new members in an induction ceremony in October at the academy’s headquarters in Cambridge, Mass.
Arianna Huffington, the president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group, cites an Illinois study in her new book, Thrive. “A study led by U. of I. researchers shows that walking three times a week for 40 minutes at one’s natural pace helps combat the effects of aging and increases brain connectivity and cognitive performance,” Huffington says of the research led by U. of I. psychology professor Art Kramer, the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology.
The Wall Street Journal reports on unusually flexible ultrathin electronics that are being developed at the University of Illinois by John Rogers of Beckman's 3D Micro- and Nanosystems Group.
There could be a cognitive explanation for why some people gesture more than others, according to a study involving Beckman faculty members Kara Federmeier and Duane Watson and Beckman graduate student Ariel James.
The eight 2013 Beckman Graduate Fellows will present their research at a poster session from 2-3 p.m. on Thursday, May 1, in the Beckman atrium. The public is welcome to attend. Reception to follow.
Steve LaValle, affiliate faculty member in the Artificial Intelligence Group, has been working at Oculus VR, the company who created the virtual reality goggles called the Rift. Facebook recently purchased the Rift for $2 billion.
Congratulations to the recipients of the Beckman Institute student awards. The awards will be presented during a ceremony from 3–5 pm Saturday, April 26, in the Beckman Institute atrium.
Xiuling Li, affiliate faculty member in Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials, was recently elected to serve on the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors for 2014-16.
Brian Cunningham, affiliate faculty member in Nanoelectronics and Nanomaterials, was recently named a Fellow of the Optical Society, "for the invention, development, and commercialization of biosensors and detection instrumentation based upon nanostructured surfaces and for the development of biological applications."
Beckman Institute researchers have determined a simple and effective emotion-regulation strategy that has neurologically and behaviorally been proven to lessen the emotional impact of personal negative memories.
Kirk Erickson, a senior fellow, was at the Beckman Institute for a few months to develop collaborations with colleagues investigating links between fitness and cognitive health. Senior fellowships give established faculty from other universities the opportunity to do short-term, onsite, interdisciplinary research with other Beckman Institute researchers.
The last Director's Seminar of the semester will feature Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Joe Toscano and Jongsik Kim. They will present on Thursday, April 24 at noon in Beckman room 1005. Lunch will be provided.
Several Beckman undergraduate researchers are featured in this year’s Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS), the signature event Undergraduate Research Week, April 13-18.
Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a 3D vascular system that allows for high-performance composite materials such as fiberglass to heal autonomously, and repeatedly.