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Wabash Valley?s Daniela Rus Team Wins 2014 Regional Botball Tournament at SIUE2014-04-20 16:59:59 SIUE.edu
The Daniela Rus Team from Wabash Valley in Terre Haute, Ind., won the 2014 annual Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament on Saturday, April 12 at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Twenty-one teams competed in the Morris University Center Meridian Ballroom before a crowd of more than 150 throughout the day.
This year?s theme was assistive robotics. Building on last year?s theme of a Mars Sample Return Mission, the robots had to help Botguy recover from the long journey in space. The students built autonomous robots that traveled around a game board earning points with four goals to accomplish in two-minute rounds:
?Each year, we try and define some unique, challenging tasks that allow both the novice teams and those with more experience to succeed by scoring in the competition,? said Gary Mayer, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science in the SIUE School of Engineering and the event organizer. ?This year, it was the hangers. Many teams answered the challenge and were consistently successful in earning points.
?As an educator, it?s a great thing to see, and everyone should be proud of what these students accomplished.?
Botball teams score equally in three categories of documentation, seeding rounds and the double elimination tournament. In each category, teams earn a score of 0.0 to 1.0. The Daniela Rus team won the competition with a total score of 2.930 out of the possible 3.0.
Documentation points are earned through a team?s online submission during the weeks leading up to the tournament and from a presentation that student team members must give at the tournament. Another Wabash Valley team, Maja Mataric, took first in documentation. Teams following closely behind included Belleville East High School and Daniela Rus.
Uncontested seeding rounds were held in the morning. Points earned determined the teams? placement in the double-elimination bracket. One way to earn large points was for the robots to place hangers at the higher of two bars.
Daniela Rus took first in seeding rounds. St. Mary?s School in Edwardsville and another Wabash Valley team, Ada Lovelace, took second and third, respectively.
Daniela Rus beat Ada Lovelace in a dramatic final of the double-elimination event. In the semi-finals, Revitalization 2000 of St. Louis squared off against Daniela Rus. Each had one loss with the winner facing then undefeated Ada Lovelace, and Daniela Rus advanced.
In the first meeting against Ada Lovelace, Daniela Rus prevailed. The robots from both teams were high scorers, consistently able to place multiple hangers on the top rack.
With each team having one loss, it was winner take all as the two teams squared off again. With both teams going for the hangers at the center of the tournament table, Ada Lovelace got there first and was lining up its arm to hang its hangers when Daniela Rus arrived. The robots collided, knocking Ada Lovelace out of alignment, so the robot couldn?t successfully get hangers on the rack. Meanwhile, Daniela Rus was able to successfully get three hangers on the top rack, and advance to the winner?s circle.
Photo: Contestants Sam Wagner (left) and Amoni McNair at the 2014 annual Greater St. Louis Botball Tournament at SIUE.Read Full Story ...
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SIUE Student AMA Chapter Receives Collegiate Community Service Award2014-04-20 16:19:48 SIUE.edu
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville?s Collegiate Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) traveled to New Orleans April 10-12 for the 36th Annual AMA International Collegiate Conference (ICC). The SIUE Collegiate Chapter won the award for Outstanding Community Service award.
AMA sent eight SIUE School of Business students, who are current or future executive board members, to learn from marketing professionals and present the organization?s accomplishments from the 2013-2014 academic year.
During the conference, SIUE Collegiate Chapter AMA President Kevin Buensuceso, a marketing major from Gurnee, and Vice President of Membership Megan Splittstoesser, a marketing major from Cerro Gordo, were invited to present at the conference. Their topic was improving membership recruitment and retention.
?The conference served as a platform to represent the SIUE School of Business chapter on a professional level,? said Buensuceso. ?It was a great chance to showcase the accomplishments of our chapter and share our experiences.?
?We spent a lot of time this year developing a marketing campaign for a charity bike ride, Pax2Pax,? said Buensuceso. ?Going into the conference, we were not expecting to win anything. Winning this award was definitely a pleasant surprise and something of which we are extremely proud.
?It says a lot about our organization that we can do things that not only help us professionally, but also allow us to give back to the community.?
Buensuceso said attending the conference helped everyone improve both personally and professionally. ?We all learned so much and have already begun to implement things that we learned from the conference,? he said. ?It gave us additional motivation to really become a top chapter.?
Associate Professor of Marketing and Faculty Advisor for AMA Edmund Hershberger, associate professor of marketing in the SIUE School of Business and faculty advisor for the AMA Collegiate Chapter, finds the conference to be extremely beneficial to the students.
?Attending the AMA International Collegiate Conference is the highlight of the year for the SIUE chapter of the American Marketing Association,? said Hershberger. ?Not only are there a wealth of professional development and networking opportunities, but the students also benefit from hearing how other chapters become successful. They can bring back some really great ideas to make our chapter stronger.?
Photo: (Top L-R) President Kevin Buensuceso, Justin Wood, Matt Jones, Adam Collins; (Seated, L-R) Christian Fawns, Megan Splittstoesser, Katelyn Salzman and Kate Jurovic.Read Full Story ...
Cardinal: Could be last Easter as archbishop2014-04-20 16:17:00 BND.com
Cardinal Francis George says this may be his last Easter holiday as the spiritual leader of Chicago's more than 2 million Roman Catholics.Read Full Story ...
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SIUE Pharmacy Student 1 of 12 in U.S. to Receive Leadership Award2014-04-20 15:55:58 SIUE.edu
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy student Kimberlee Kabbes has been selected as one of only a few nationwide for her peer leadership and academic excellence.
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the ASHP Research and Education Foundation have chosen Kabbes (Class of 2016) as one of 12 recipients across the U.S. for a 2013-2014 ASHP Student Leadership award. She received an ASHP drug information reference library and $2,000 in cash as a winner.
Kabbes, an Effingham native, is just beginning a one-year term of service as president of the School of Pharmacy?s local chapter of the Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHSP), which is affiliated with the national ASHP organization.
Kabbes earned a bachelor?s in kinesiology and health education from SIUE and a master?s in exercise physiology from the University of Kentucky. While at UK, she worked as a graduate assistant in the health and wellness program, and decided to pursue pharmacy.
While pursuing her Pharm.D., Kabbes works part-time as a pharmacy student in inpatient pharmacy at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, preparing medications in the IV room and delivering them as well.
?While my degree will be a Doctor of Pharmacy, I have a strong desire to pursue residency immediately after graduation with the goal of becoming a board-certified clinical pharmacist,? Kabbes said. ?My dream job would be to work in a health system (hospital) environment with a focus on either cardiovascular medicine or oncology.?
?In all honesty, I didn?t expect to even come close to being selected as an award recipient,? said Kabbes, who is humbled by the award. ?I thought applying would be a great learning experience. I?m grateful to School of Pharmacy Dean Gireesh Gupchup, Dr. Lisa Lubsch and Dr. Jingyang Fan for encouraging me to apply. I?m beyond honored.?
Lubsch is a clinical associate professor of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and nominated Kabbes for the award. Lubsch and Fan, also a clinical associate professor, are co-advisors to the SSHP chapter in SIUE?s School of Pharmacy.
?I chose to nominate Kimberlee out of nearly 300 students in our School because even though she is in year two of her four-year pharmacy curriculum, she has already accomplished so much during her career,? said Lubsch. ?Kimberlee is actively involved in two leadership organizations on campus (SSHP and the American Pharmacists Association?s Academy of Student Pharmacists).
?She does a tremendous job of balancing this generous commitment of time and support with academic excellence and excelling in her part-time job in health system pharmacy. It?s rare to see someone who is so successful in all three of these areas.?
Lubsch, who served on the ASHP?s national award selection committee five years ago, said she became familiar with the rigorous application process as well as the caliber of candidates.
?Every year I consider which student has stood out the most from his or her peers and has done the most for our School,? Lubsch said. ?Kimberlee is incredibly engaged in leadership for us and will continue as head of our ASHP student chapter during the next 12 months.
?The application process for this national award was extensive. We?re proud of Kimberlee. Once again, she is representing not only the SIUE School of Pharmacy, but also her peers and the profession as a whole.?
Fan agreed that the ASHP chose wisely in recognizing and rewarding Kabbes.
?We are the second-largest student organization in the School of Pharmacy,? said Fan. ?Last year, we had nearly 100 members. Kimberlee has done a great job organizing the (annual) ASHP Clinical Skills competition practice in April. She was the one who encouraged students to sign up for the practice, and they benefitted greatly. I?m excited to see how well they will do this fall in the local competition.
?In addition, Kimberlee is a big advocate for SSHP. She has gotten many pharmacy students interested in running for SSHP office next year. I look forward to working more with Kimberlee as chapter president in the coming year.?Read Full Story ...
Man killed in St. Charles county home fire2014-04-20 15:37:00 BND.com
Authorities say a 63-year-old man has died in a mobile home fire in rural St. Charles County.Read Full Story ...
Nats sting Martinez, tie game2014-04-20 15:30:00 STLToday.com
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Communities rally to fight back against heroin2014-04-20 14:32:00 BND.com
Rachel Snelbaker fought the lonely battle against her daughter's heroin abuse for years, trying to get her into treatment and trying to track her down when she went missing to…Read Full Story ...
Former death row inmate details difficulties2014-04-20 14:23:00 BND.com
A former death row inmate whose wrongful murder conviction helped spark the end of Illinois' death penalty says life has been difficult on the outside, particularly recently.Read Full Story ...
Ozarks survivor of Pearl Harbor dies2014-04-20 14:23:00 BND.com
The last known Pearl Harbor survivor living in the Ozarks has died.Read Full Story ...
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Police: 6 people injured in Easter party shooting2014-04-20 13:57:00 BND.com
Authorities say six people were injured in a shooting at an Easter party in suburban Chicago.Read Full Story ...
Pepsi MidAmerica bringing jobs to Missouri2014-04-20 13:42:00 BND.com
Pepsi MidAmerica is expected to bring about 74 jobs to southeast Missouri when it becomes the first tenant in a Cape Girardeau business park.Read Full Story ...
Video gambling exclusion list prompts questions2014-04-20 13:17:00 BND.com
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Authorities looking for family of man found wondering on I-64 in St. Charles County2014-04-20 12:58:29 kmov.com
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Authorities: Newborn baby found in plastic bag2014-04-20 12:03:00 BND.com
Authorities say the body of a newborn baby boy was found wrapped in a plastic bag on Chicago's North Side.Read Full Story ...
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Lawyer: No more appeals for Crundwell2014-04-20 11:27:00 BND.com
A former bookkeeper who stole almost $54 million from a northern Illinois community has accepted she won't be able to reduce her nearly 20-year prison term.Read Full Story ...
Downtown Belleville fountain damaged by car crash2014-04-20 11:22:22 fox2news.com
BJC changes charity care standards2014-04-20 11:20:53 kmov.com
Columbia City Council no longer volunteers2014-04-20 11:17:00 BND.com
Columbia City Council members will receive some compensation for their service, beginning in May.Read Full Story ...
Man identified who died in mobile home fire in St. Charles County2014-04-20 11:09:00 STLToday.com
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Suspect in custody after argument, shooting2014-04-20 10:57:33 kmov.com
Search underway for inmate who escaped from Bond County2014-04-20 10:54:00 STLToday.com
Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 762014-04-20 10:48:00 STLToday.com
Suspect sought after shooting, injuring man in north St. Louis2014-04-20 10:42:46 kmov.com
Chicagoan to run 35th straight Boston Marathon2014-04-20 10:22:00 BND.com
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Analysis: Mo. business tax break has wide reach2014-04-20 10:18:00 BND.com
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Authorities probe deaths of husband, wife officers2014-04-20 10:18:00 BND.com
Authorities say the bodies of a Cook County Department of Corrections officer and his Chicago police officer wife have been found at a Chicago house.Read Full Story ...
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Easter 2014: Amid celebrations, tension in Jerusalem and prayers in Boston2014-04-20 09:52:45 fox2news.com
US Sen. Durbin says he's taking Oberweis seriously2014-04-20 09:52:00 BND.com
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he's taking his opponent in the November election more seriously than any challenger since he first was elected to the Senate nearly two decades ago.Read Full Story ...
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Prayer and running combine in Crestwood on Easter morning2014-04-20 07:28:14 fox2news.com
Fox Theatre announces show schedule for 2014-20152014-04-20 07:07:33 fox2news.com
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5 killed, 22 wounded in Chicago shootings2014-04-20 06:57:00 BND.com
Five people have been killed and at least 22 others have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.Read Full Story ...
Local filmmakers fulfill their dreams with crowd-funding and freebies2014-04-20 06:00:00 STLToday.com
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Bloody weekend again in Chicago: 5 killed, 16 hurt2014-04-20 05:15:00 STLToday.com
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Alaska village advances to national mascot finals2014-04-20 04:47:00 BND.com
The northwest Alaska village of Deering may be tiny, but its school mascot is in the running for a national championship of nicknames.Read Full Story ...
Elgin man gets 15-year sentence for drug sale2014-04-20 04:02:00 BND.com
A 30-year-old Elgin man has been handed a 15-year prison sentence for selling cocaine near a public park.Read Full Story ...
Illinois roadwork suspended for Easter weekend2014-04-20 04:02:00 BND.com
The Illinois Department of Transportation has suspended all non-emergency roadwork over the Easter holiday weekend to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow.Read Full Story ...
Cubs, Ebony Magazine present Jackie Robinson Day2014-04-20 04:02:00 BND.com
The Chicago Cubs are partnering with Ebony Magazine to present Jackie Robinson Day at Wrigley Field on Monday.Read Full Story ...
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In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream2014-04-20 02:44:00 STLToday.com
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McClellan: Farmers near a landfill take the long view2014-04-20 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Missouri lawmakers take trips to Israel, California, New Orleans -- on the lobbyists' dime2014-04-20 00:15:00 STLToday.com
Rosenthal uses heat to subdue Nationals2014-04-20 00:05:00 STLToday.com
EXCHANGE: Couple starts online food order website2014-04-20 00:02:00 BND.com
Meals with a few mouse clicks ? the ability to get local restaurant food online is forthcoming as a Galesburg couple recently launched their new food ordering and delivery service.Read Full Story ...
EXCHANGE: Firm captures memories for generations2014-04-20 00:01:00 BND.com
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