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Women and the Under-represented in STEM Wonder to Us All: Women and the Under-represented in STEMThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Foellinger seasons Taking on Campus Energy Consumption, One Thermostat at a TimeThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Students Capitalize on Computational Genomics Research Using AWS Students Capitalize on Computational Genomics Research Using AWSAmazon Web Services at Illinois gives students and faculty the opportunity to explore and optimize data analysis. Thanks to the campus contract between Amazon Web Services (AWS) and the University of...
Raspberry Pi Gel Imaging on a BudgetWinter is coming. It’s not just a popular phrase from a television program. It’s a motivating force for Drs. Erik Sacks and Lindsay Clark. Sacks, Associate Professor of Perennial Grass Breeding and...
Alma Mater HandshakeThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Image of a supernova Physics for EveryoneThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Protect Your Device Banner Protect Your Device Physically and DigitallyProtecting your device includes both physical and digital security. We’ve written about preventing theft and registering your computer with Tech Services so we can help find it if it is stolen. But...
Protect Your Data: Encrypt Your DeviceThere are a lot of ways to protect your data. For those who choose to store files on their local hard drive, a strong password is the first line of defense against threats. That helps prevent people...
Assessing Your RisksRisk isn't something that we like to think about, but of course we face it daily. The Electronic Frontier Foundation has put together an article on Risk Assessment guiding questions to ask yourself.
Analyzing Your RiskData breaches, where personal information, credit data, or health information is disclosed, are all too common. The results of these breaches  could include fines, legal costs, bad publicity, and...
Data header Where is Your Data?There used to be one option for storing your data. Your local hard drive. External hard drives hadn't been developed yet, and the cloud hadn't even been considered. Now, people have to decide...
How Secure Are Your Passwords500 million. 68 million. 32 million. That’s how many accounts have been hacked at Yahoo, Dropbox, and Twitter, respectively, in the past couple years...and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Fraud,...
Protecting Yourself On Public Wi-FiYou’re sitting at a table, desperately wanting to check facebook or email, but don’t have a cellular signal. You log in to the free Wi-Fi and type your passwords in. And that's when it happens:...
cybercrime Students Stop Hackers While Earning Course Credit The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a hub of research activity that generates tons of research data. For the last six years, for instance, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has...
Blurry orange and blue flowers Protecting yourself from ransomwareRansomware is a popular type of malware that prevents access to a computer, or its files, and requires a payment to remove the ransomware and release the files. One widely-reported piece of...
Video can help students express themselvesThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...
Illinois cheerleader Our Nominee for Student Employee of the Year 2017This Monday kicked off National Student Employment Week. At Tech Services, we're fortunate to work with amazing student employees in fields as diverse as privacy and security, customer...
Brain MRI imagery Processing MRIs faster with Amazon Web ServicesIn 1971, the story goes, a chemist was eating a hamburger and was struck by an idea. Could signals be turned into images? He scrambled to get paper to jot it all down. When he was finished, he had in...
Wind energy at dusk in Illinois Cooking a Universe According to Dr. Felipe Menanteau, all of human learning is driven by two fundamental questions.“‘Where did everything come from?’ and ‘Are we alone?’ are what we humans...
Frequency A Tribute to Jerry Lawson, Video Game PioneerThis article was created by a Technology Services student employee. Our student employees attend, engage, and report on campus events that feature technology. Students provide a unique perspective on...

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