Grainger Engineering in Chicago

We are the Illinois Silicon Prairie.

Our shared proximity, alumni network and economy allow us to join resources and strengths between Chicago's companies and elite talent from Grainger Engineering. Together, we will:

  • Build talent pipelines and raise Chicago into the fastest growing tech-hub in the nation
  • Lead barrier-breaking R&D in computing, quantum, silicon, infrastructure and more
  • Drive inclusive entrepreneurship, raise more venture capital, and launch more startups 

Discover the latest and upcoming partnerships, innovations, programs, news and events from the Illinois Silicon Prairie.

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#5

Overall undergraduate program

Corporate partners in Chicago

#6

Public university ranked by startup founders

100K

Grainger Engineering Alumni

Talent acquisition and growth

Our top-tier engineering and computing graduates fuel today's leading companies. We've brought 400+ interns with a 3.9 average GPA to Chicago companies to invest their skills and build long-term careers in the city.

Grow your skills or grow your company with degrees and programs anchored by Grainger Engineering's top-ranked Siebel School of Computing and Data Science.  

 

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Grainger engineers are making an impact with startups across industries like healthcare and clean energy, and raising support from venture and seed funding, the U.S. Department of Defense, and more.  

Explore opportunities to support our students and build pipelines for future success with the power of Grainger Engineering.

Discover more with the Technology Entrepreneurship Center »

Corporate Partners

4170 Trading
BP
CCC Intelligent Solutions
DRW
HERE Technologies
John Deere
Navistar

 

We solve problems first.

Groundbreaking research

Grainger Engineering is a major voice in pitching Chicago as the home of future research and development hubs. Our combined excellence and influence is catalyzing national investments into Chicago's industries focused on quantum science, medical advances and beyond-silicon microelectronics. 

Chicago Events

Jul 14, 2024 - Aug 13, 2024

Tech Chicago Week | Intern Social

Tech Chicago Week | Intern Social

Tech Chicago Week | Intern Social

1229 W Concord Pl, Chicago

Tech Chicago Week | Capital Summit Day 1

Tech Chicago Week | Capital Summit Day 1

Tech Chicago Week | Capital Summit Day 1

1229 W Concord Pl, Chicago

Tech Chicago Week | Capital Summit Day 2

Tech Chicago Week | Capital Summit Day 2

Tech Chicago Week | Capital Summit Day 2

1229 W Concord Pl, Chicago

Grainger Engineering in Chicago Team

Brian P. Bailey
Director of Academic Programs for Grainger Engineering Chicago Initiatives
Michael B. Bragg
Executive Director for Grainger Engineering Chicago Initiatives
Brenna Weiler Conway
Director, Chicago Programs and Partnerships
Mary Deering
Assistant Director, Chicago Student Experience
Matt Hebron
he/him/his
Assistant Director, Corporate Relations
Olivia Palid
she/her/hers
Chicago Program Coordinator, Computer Science
Ryan Riley
he/him/his
Office Support Specialist
Mahesh Viswanathan
Associate Head for Chicago Operations and External Partnerships, Computer Science