Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Champion for the Arts

Carolyn has long had a passion for the arts. Her interests in sculpture, architecture and the visual arts have manifested themselves in a variety of ways much to our benefit here in the community. She and her husband Norman have renovated historic buildings and currently own three commercial buildings in downtown Urbana and three Victorians in West Urbana that house foreign exchange students attending the University of Illinois. Carolyn Baxley has been the owner of Cinema Gallery in downtown Urbana since January 2001. Thanks to her pioneering efforts and those of likeminded creative businesspeople downtown Urbana has become a hub of the arts for the Urbana-Champaign community. To view the entire interview with Carolyn Baxley CLICK HERE

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Reaching For the Stars

CU Aerospace is located in downtown Champaign in the M2 building, located minutes from central campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This exciting location provides an environment where technology-based businesses can work with one another and the University of Illinois to take advantage of opportunities for collaborative research. Our close association with the University provides us access to state-of-the-art University labs, equipment, and services. This teaming arrangement proves to be an excellent way to provide the government and commercial customers with the highest quality service in a cost effective manner. Dr. David Carroll is the President and co-founder of a CU Aerospace, located in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. C-U Aerospace operates principally as a government contractor working in space propulsion, nanosat (CubeSat) fabrication, high energy lasers, self-healing composite materials, astrodynamics, and other advanced aerospace technologies. David received his degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S. 1985, M.S. 1986, and Ph.D. 1992). Dr. Carroll serves as the Chair for the Plasmadynamics and Lasers Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and he was inducted as a Fellow of the AIAA in 2011. To watch the entire TV interview with Dr. David Carroll CLICK HERE