Discover Your Power at Illinois.
At The Grainger College of Engineering, we believe in the Power of I. It’s the power of great minds joining forces to confront new challenges with compassion, ingenuity and determination. It’s the power of visionaries who know how to turn big ideas into practical solutions that impact people’s lives. And the Power of I is the power within you – to use your individual strengths and bravely step forward to make a difference in the world.
Your path to Grainger Engineering starts with connecting your passion and interests with the opportunities available in one of our 15 top-ranked major programs. Explore your options and gather the information you need to take the next step and apply.
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) are offered by Illinois, other universities, institutions, and agencies nationwide. These experiences give you the opportunity to actively participate in research and work with faculty and researchers on ongoing research projects.
Unique Learning Experiences
The Grainger Engineering experience is much more than an elite education. We create opportunities for you to participate in groundbreaking research, launch startup companies, travel the world, and collaborate across disciplines to take on the world's most important challenges—all from the moment you arrive on campus.
Yes, you can and are encouraged to enhance your education for a few weeks, months, or longer at locations around the world. Travel, work, and service abroad will prepare you for leadership in an increasingly global workforce. And there are many opportunities designed to fit into your schedule.