University COVID-19 updates
Visit the testing page to stay up-to-date on locations and hours. Reminder that graduate students, faculty, and staff are now required to test twice a week if they plan on being on campus for any period of time.
This is a reminder that Holonyak Lab has instituted a handshake agreement for COVID verification. Before working closely with somebody else, if any meeting participant wishes to do a COVID “handshake” verification, each meeting participant should show their Safer Illinois smartphone application COVID status.
There have been many updates at the campus level regarding COVID-19. You can find the latest updates, and all previous Massmails at https://covid19.illinois.edu. The site also has an FAQ section and links to the most current precautions advised by public health officials. There is also an email, email@example.com, for general questions.
Mental health reminders
As we begin a new semester, this is your reminder that you matter and your efforts are appreciated. If you are feeling run-down, overwhelmed, or anything else, the University of Illinois Counseling Center remains open to help. There are virtual appointments available from 8-5 on weekdays, and immediate appointments available for emergencies. Call 217-333-3704 or visit their website to schedule an appointment and get the support you deserve.
Valera and Bashir's paper publicized by ECUSA
A paper written by HMNTL's Enrique Valera and Rashid Bashir is being publicized by the Spanish Scientists in the USA (ECUSA). The paper, "Test de detección de coronavirus portable," talks about the duo's innovative research of COVID-19 testing. While the paper is in Spanish, you can read more about their research in these HMNTL articles, "Holonyak Lab's Rashid Bashir developing innovative COVID-19 testing technology" and "Study: Portable, point-of-care COVID-19 test could bypass the lab."
HMNTL student receives Student Poster Competition Honorable Mention
Yi-Chia Tsai, student of Can Bayram, received an Honorable Mention at the DOE-IES Lighting R&D Workshop Student Poster Competition for the topic "Next-generation green light-emitting diodes by novel cubic III-nitrides." Tsai will present at the virtual poster session on Tuesday, February 2 as part of the conference February 1-4.