Who you are: Synthetic Biology Research Group. Wetlab and Software Tools teams. 12-30 core members. 5-8 core advising professors. Lab space in IGB. MCB, IB, AgE, BioE, ChemE, CS, PhysE. Also glad to have any engineering discipline, business majors, and more.Synthetic Biology = application of engineering principles to molecular biology. BioBrick parts like GFP or another gene that will allow a cell to float by producing gas vessicles. iGEM is an international competition. Universities from across the world put together teams of undergraduates to compete at the annual jamboree at MIT. Last year was 120 teams and over 1300 participants. This year we expect ot have ~180 teams.What you do: Synthetic Biology projects. Classic examples include: Hello World, E. Chromi, Bacterial Decoder.
Plan to succeed: In terms of being a stable RSO, we will continue to recruit a strong team and pass on lab experiences and research from year to year. We will continue to request funding and support from the IGB, SORF, Design Council, and possibly ACES. Though it has varied from year to year, we have a strong officer board with two directors, a treasurer, secretary, science director, technical directors, and an outreach/publicity director.Why does your society want to join Engineering Council? Synthetic Biology is essentially the application of engineering principles to biology. Our membership is usually half engineers and half MCB, IB, Agricultural, or other majors. Many of the engineers have already experienced the benefits of being part of an EC society. All members within iGEM who have non-engineering majors also realize the importance of engineering and would appreciate being part of the engineering community at UIUC. In terms of membership benefits, we would particularly enjoy participating in events like E-night, being able to advertise events to all of engineering, and the opportunity to receive funding.
general meeting September1st, 2010
Societies on Suspension IGVRT NOBCChE SGT SWIP* SME Synton *Currently eligible to come off of suspension Suspension means loss of all EC benefits, including funding and awards. Stay off of suspension by coming to general meetings!
Officer Announcements Vice President EXPO Awards Publicity Social Knights .
Vice President Zach Tratar (email@example.com) E-Night Feedback so far: Less Rain, More Pizza More feedback? Update Executive Member Contact List
EXPO Gillian Wyman (firstname.lastname@example.org) September 20th-22nd9am – 4pmIllini Union Rooms A, B, C
Volunteers Needed for Setup and During EXPO
Sign up at http://expo.ec.uiuc.edu/students_volunteer.php
1st Mass Mail Email all of your submissions by Sept 9th at 5pm to email@example.com September 12 @ midnight
Social Courtney O’Connor (firstname.lastname@example.org) Tailgate: - September 11th - Free Food! - Games Look out for flyers with the time and location Charity Golf Scramble Tournament: - Sunday October 10th - Top 3 teams donate to charity of their choice - Prizes - Free Food There will be sign-up sheets online at http://social.ec.uiuc.edu
Knights of St. Patrick 2010 Marlo Goldstein KSP 2010-2011 Chair
KSPOverview History of the Knights Significance at UIUC Nomination Process Important Dates Knights Tradition
Significance at UIUC Started in 1950 at Illinois 8– 15 juniors and seniors chosen who demonstrate: Leadership Academic Excellence Exceptional Contribution and Devotion to the College of Engineering One of the Highest Honors in the College
Nomination Process Each of the Following Receive Two Nominations: EC Societies in Good Standing Each Department Head Deans & Assistant Deans Nomination Pool
Important Dates 10/6/2010: Nomination packets distributed at General Meeting 10/22/2010: Society presidents must email name(s) of nominee(s) to email@example.com 10/25/2010: Nomination pool open – must email additional names to KSP chair
Important Dates 11/16/2010: Applications due by 5pm, 103c Engineering Hall 1/22/2011: Interviews with committee February 2011: Class of 2011 Knights announced 3/12/2011: Knights of St. Patrick Ball
Traditions at UIUC Knighting Ceremony – Ball after EOH Pranks Take place from when Knights are announced to night before EOH Service Project
American Society for Engineering EducationNational Conference Report Thomas Frankie - PresidentBrian Schertz - Vice PresidentElizabeth LeMay - Secretary
ASEE 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition Thank you for providing EC funding for the ASEE 2010 Annual Conference. The ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition is committed to fostering the exchange of ideas, enhancing teaching methods and curriculum, and providing prime networking opportunities for engineering and technology educations.
ASEE 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition In attendance: six student chapter officers & members (5 GRAD, 1 UG) Members attended informational presentations and group discussions Elizabeth LeMay gave presentation on starting a local ASEE chapter
ASEE 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition The ASEE Student Chapter appreciates the EC funding for the ASEE 2010 Annual Conference The ASEE Student Chapter will continue to engage Illinois students in engineering education discussion/topics
We won Most Well Networked and Programs of the Year and also had a team compete in an academic tech bowl
Our chapter help put on an informal Science fair for some of the kids in Toronto.
Science, Engineering, and Technology Congressional Visit Days
Overview April 28-29, 2010 in Washington D.C. Brought awareness to the funding of science and technology Attended seminars regarding current funding Promoted the America COMPETES Act Met Rep. Bill Foster and aides of Rep. Tim Johnson and Sen. Dick Durbin
By: American Society of Professional Engineers April 8-10, 2010 St. Louis University Student Professional Development Conference
St.Louis University 3 days of events (social and professional) Purpose 2 entrants in the Old Guard Oral Competition Communication on hosting upcoming conference Network with national speakers and other chapters The Conference
Competition Results First place in oral competition Third place in “student section competition” Information for upcoming conference Plans to enter future design competition What Happened
BMES & ANSPaintballing Biomedical Engineering Society
The What April 10th 2010 1:30 PM Paintballing with ANS 22 in attendance 12 BMES 10 ANS
PURPOSE Develop a working relationship with ANS RESULT Hoping to plan another event with ANS this year Also were are going to try to lose less footwear this year… Mud+Untied Shoes=wearing socks the rest of the day
HKN Initiate Barbecue Alpha Chapter April 1st, 2010
What was it? One of the many initiate events run each semester. Groups of initiates work with members to organize events. Initiates planned and ran a lunch stand. Took place in between Eng Hall and Everitt.
What Happened? Initiates learned organization and teamwork skills. Helped provide exposure for HKN and let people know what we do. Cheap lunch for everyone!
Mission Illinois Robotics Organization serves to bring together students of different disciplines at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to partake in the education and research of the multi-disciplinary field of Robotics. IRO's main purpose is to be an organization without a particular departmental home; a middle ground for all engineers and non-engineers who are interested in Robotics.
On Campus Projects Workshops Seminars/Lectures http://www.emeraldinsight.com/content_images/fig/0490340104005.png
Representing Competitive robotics teams representing University of Illinois http://www.boston.com/cars/newsandreviews/overdrive/2010/01/12/Landshark-bomb-sniffing-robot.jpg
Community STEM education FIRST Robotics FIRST Lego League 4H Robotics Robotics/Technology Awareness
Undergraduate Synthetic Biology Research Undergraduate Synthetic Biology Research Team International Genetically Engineered Machines
Plan to succeed: In the 2009 competition, our Bioware team received a silver medal and our Software-Tools team received a gold medal and won Best Software Tool. This year both teams are shooting for a gold.
Why you want to join Engineering Council: Synthetic Biology is an engineering discipline, and it would be encouraging to members to be a part of the engineering community at UIUC. We would also enjoy being able to participate in events like E-night and the opportunity to receive funding.
EXPO Constitutional Changes Andrew Zwicky (firstname.lastname@example.org) Constitutional Amendment 2010.09.01.1 Introduces Co-Corporate Director Distributes workload among two directors Does not change funding structure Each Co-Corporate Director will serve for two EXPOs There will be an additional election at the October General Meeting following Fall EXPO to replace the departing Director