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Carrying Forward: Emma Hawkinson's Illinois Family Legacy

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Illinois spirit flows deeply in the Hawkinson family! Meet Emma Hawkinson, a proud fourth-generation Illinois student, who carries this legacy with passion. For Emma and her family, the connection to Illinois is not a coincidence, but rather an intentional choice by each individual.

Local pipefitter expertise supports growing biomanufacturing industry in Central Illinois

URBANA, Ill. — Complex biomanufacturing equipment is required to turn corn and soybeans into value-added products through the process of fermentation.

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Puerto Rico case study sheds light on academic-NGO collaborations

Puerto Rico has faced several human-made and natural crises in recent years, including the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Building disaster resilience and recovery is crucial for community well-being and requires a comprehensive approach with cooperation from multiple organizations.

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U of I researchers develop organic nanozymes suitable for agricultural use

URBANA, Ill. – Nanozymes are synthetic materials that mimic the properties of natural enzymes for applications in biomedicine and chemical engineering. They are generally considered too toxic and expensive for use in agriculture and food science.

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Voices of ACES Blog

Graduate Student Appreciation Week: Meet Camila Bogarin, doctoral student in ABE

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It’s Graduate Student Appreciation Week! These students impact our college in such a positive way by assisting with research, mentoring other students and bringing creative ideas to higher education. Meet Camila Bogarin, one of our graduate students in the College of ACES:

New pipeline makes valuable organic acid from plants — saving money and emissions

In a breakthrough for environmentally friendly chemical production, researchers at the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) have developed an economical way to make succinic acid, an important industrial chemical, from sugarcane.

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