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Considering becoming a Grainger Engineer? The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering is enhancing our virtual experiences this semester. Though campus visits have been suspended, we still want you to know all about our engineering culture and majors.

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Departments

Information Session
Our Aerospace Engineering Information Session will include an overview of the Aerospace Engineering Program followed by a questions and answer session.

Days: Mondays
Times: 3:00 pm

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Advising: Join an advisor for a one-on-one meeting and learn more about classes, undergraduate research opportunities, and career paths!

Bi-weekly Mondays 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Bi-weekly Fridays, 4:00 - 5:00 pm

Choose ABE@Illinois Series:
Wednesdays, Mar. 10, 24 or Apr. 7, 21, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Meet the ABE@Illinois Faculty:
Tuesdays, Mar. 16, 30 or Apr. 13, 27 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm

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Advising: Meet one-on-one with academic advisor, Anne Marie Boone, and learn about Agricultural & Biological Engineering and Technical Systems Management at the University of Illinois.

Days: Bi-weekly Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
Times: 2:00 pm (M), 7:00 pm (Th), 4:00 pm (F)

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Information Session
Please email bioe-ugradprograms@illinois.edu with any questions or one-on-one meetings with an advisor.

Hear from the bioengineering department about the BS degree and opportunities for students; program staff and current students will be ready to answer any questions.

Days: Mondays & Fridays
Times: 10:00 - 10:45 am

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Admitted Student Information Session

Hear from the bioengineering department about the BS degree and opportunities for students; program staff and current students will be ready to answer any questions.

Days: Mondays & Fridays
Times: 10:00 - 10:45 am

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Prospective Students 
Please email bioe-ugradprograms@illinois.edu with any questions or one-on-one meetings with an advisor.

Want to learn more about undergraduate student life and learning in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering?  Please join our Virtual Admitted Student Meetings to meet Academic Advisors, Student Advising Leaders, and other campus representatives. 

Days/Times:

  • March 9, 3:00 PM (CST)
  • March 26, 8:00 AM (CDT)
  • April 6, 7:00 PM (CDT)
  • April 23, 3:00 PM  (CDT)

Please sign up in advance

Questions about the SCS Virtual Admitted Student Meetings? Email Wolali Dedo.

Student Chats
Meetings for Admitted or Prospective Students, short presentation and highlights of the department, with juniors and seniors in Civil and Environmental engineering.  

Days: Wednesdays
Times: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Alumni Panel
Alumni and student panel presenting information about their experiences at University of Illinois as an engineering student, where their career has taken them since graduating and what being an alum of this department means and how you can use those connections to network.

Days: Thursdays
Times: 5:30 - 6:30 pm

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Prospective Visits
For students and their families that are interested in learning more about UIUC CS majors and the plus programs available with CS.  

Days/Times:
Mondays 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Fridays 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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CS Admitted Women’s Day
For admitted women and guest to virtually visit the department to get to know us better.  This visit will provide you many opportunities to meet current and prospective students, and to find out if Illinois is right for you.  

Date: April 2, 2021, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2021

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Mosaic
This event is an opportunity to introduce the department and resources within the major to admitted student that identify as African American, Latinx, and Native American.  As well as give students a chance to meet some of the advising staff.  Will be presented with information from the Morrill Engineering Program staff.

Date: April 5, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:30 CST
Registration Deadline: April 1, 2021

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Admitted Student Series: Your Future at ECE Illinois awaits!
Join us for any of these webinars where you will be able to connect with current ECE students, advisors, and faculty! This will give you the exciting opportunity to connect directly with a diverse student panel and ask questions on a range of topics like why they chose Illinois, dorms, internships, research, study abroad, projects, and more. We look forward to meeting!

Days: Bi-weekly on Thursdays 
Times: 6:00 – 7:00 PM CT  *8:00 – 9:00 AM CT (April 8th)*

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Prospective students or admitted students can also contact the Electrical and Computer Engineering department directly for one-on-one meetings with an advisor. Email us at ece-advisor@illinois.edu.

Webinars
In this webinar, Dean Larson will give a brief overview of the First-Year Engineering Undeclared (FYEU) program, explaining how students explore engineering majors in their first semester and declare an engineering major in their second semester. Bring your questions about the engineering undeclared program, about Illinois, and about The Grainger College of Engineering.

Days: Wednesdays & Thursdays
Times: 6:00 pm

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Information Session
Meet with representatives from the Department of Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering Department and learn more about the undergraduate majors: Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering & Design.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 4:00 - 5:00 PM CDT

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ISE Q&A with Alumni and Current Undergraduates
This is an informal opportunity to interact with ISE alumni and current students to learn more about opportunities an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering or Systems Engineering and Design can afford you.

Days: Wednesdays
Dates: March 24th, April 7th & 14th
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM CT

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New Student Open Office Hours
All students interested in majoring in Engineering Physics should drop into the weekly office hours session with our department recruiter and get their questions answered. If you're wondering about our major, what our students learn and how they spend their free time, where our students go after graduation, and anything else you're wondering about, stop in for a quick question or stay and chat and learn about our major, our department, and some of the cool research happening in our department!

Days: Thursdays
Times: 9:00 - 10:00 am; 3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Physics Admitted Student Days

Held directly after Illini Day programming, all students interested in majoring in either Physics or Engineering Physics should drop in to speak with a department advisor and get their questions answered. This event will also include a student/alumni panel, so join us and learn all you need to know before becoming an Illini!  If you're wondering about our major, what our students learn, how they spend their free time, where our students go after graduation, or anything else, stop in for a quick question or stay and chat and learn about our major, our department, and some of the cool research happening in our department and how you can get involved!

Dates: Mar 6th & 13th and Apr 10th
Times: 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM CT

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Q&A with MatSE
Do you have questions about courses, research, careers, student organizations...? Ask Us Anything! Professors will be available to answer questions about your future in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering.

Days/Times:
Tuesday, February 23 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Monday, March 29 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, April 7 or 28 at 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Student Webinars
Join MechSE’s advisors to learn more about the department, the curriculum and student life, and ask any questions you might have before committing to Illinois. In addition to advisors, current students and alumni may attend based on availability.

Days: Feb 25th, Mar 25th, Apr 8th, Apr 22nd, & Apr 29th
Times: 6:00 - 7:00  pm

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Meet & Greet with Women in MechSE
Join Women in MechSE to meet current ME and EM students!

Days: Mar 20th, Apr 10th
Times: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

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Information Sessions
Meet with faculty, advising staff, and current students from the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE). There will be a brief presentation on the NPRE program with time for Q&A. Time allowing, and based on interest of attendees, we will offer a virtual tour of some of our lab facilitates where our research takes place.

Days: The following Wednesdays;
Feb 24, Mar 10, Mar 31, Apr 7, and Apr 21
Times: 6:00 - 7:00  pm

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American Nuclear Society EOH Social Hour
Join this informal social following the first day of Engineering Open House (EOH)! Meet students in the American Nuclear Society (ANS), one of the Registered Student Organizations (RSO) in the Department of Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering (NPRE). Drop in when you can, and stay for as long as you would like. Hosted by ANS student chapter of the University of Illinois.

Date/Time: Friday, March 26, 2021 4:00 – 6:00 PM

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Undergraduate Units

Prospective and Admitted Student Office Hours
Have a chat with a Career Advisor and learn how we help students find and prepare for careers in engineering.

Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays 
Times: 4:00 – 4:30 pm & 4:30 – 5:00 pm

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Office Hours
Schedule a 30-minute one-on-one virtual meetings with admitted students to discuss research interests and opportunities. 

Days: Mondays & Tuesdays
Times: 4:00 - 4:30 pm or 4:30 - 5:00 pm

Presentation of Research Opportunities
Presentation of research opportunities for undergraduate students in The Grainger College of Engineering

Days: Thursdays
Times: 4:00 - 5:00 pm

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DRES Services and Supports Incoming First Years

Date: Apr 6, 2021 09:00 AM Central Time 

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Date: Apr 13, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time 

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Date: Apr 21, 2021 12:00 PM Central Time

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Date: Apr 29, 2021 04:00 PM Central Time  

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The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Webinar
Join us to learn more about one of the innovative and successful programs at Illinois—The Hoeft Technology & Management Program—from program directors and current students. This program blends two of our most successful colleges—Grainger Engineering and Gies Business—to provide our students with one-of-a-kind experiences inside and outside of the classroom. 
 
Date: Sunday, April 11th
Time: 6pm CDT
 

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Information Session
Join us in IPENG to learn more about studying abroad as an engineering student. 

Days: Wednesdays
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

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Connect with current students and learn more about the resources you can benefit from in the minority engineering program office as a new student.

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High School Visitation (HSV) Weekend
Hosted by National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

High School Visitation is a weekend long campus virtual visit program for underrepresented high school students hosted by registered student organizations. Students will have the opportunity to experience college life, attending lectures, see campus facilities, and interacting with college students. HSV occurs once a semester for each organizations. Fall HSV is open to all high school students while Spring HSV is restricted to high school students who have been accepted into the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Days and Times: March 25-27th, 2021

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To schedule an appointment with Transfer Programs, please contact engineeringtransfers@illinois.edu

Join one of our Undergraduate Programs Office College Advisors or Assistant Deans to get your questions answered. Ask them anything! They are ready to meet you and support you in your application process.

Days: Wednesdays
Times: 3:00 - 4:00 pm

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Virtual Meet & Greets
This is an opportunity to learn more about what it’s like being a Grainger Engineering student and to talk directly to current students about their experience at Illinois.

Days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
Time: 7:00 - 8:00 pm

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Virtual Experiences with Grainger Students

Hosted by Alpha Omega Epsilon
All About Engineering is an annual recruitment program hosted by Alpha Omega Epsilon. We invite women who are newly admitted to the University of Illinois Grainger College of Engineering for a virtual event. We will introduce you to engineering, our campus, and our sorority with the hopes that you will become our future classmate and maybe even our future sister. More information visit our site: https://aoetheta.org/all-about-engineering/

  • Date: April 10, 2021
  • Time: 12:00 – 5:00 PM CT
  • Application deadline: April 9, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT

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Hosted by Women in Computer Science

The University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is known for having a variety of diverse CS related majors available for students to study. These majors fall under what is known as the CS+X Degree Program, which includes 11 majors in total (listed here). In addition to these fields of study are the Mathematics & CS and Statistics & CS majors as well!
If you are interested in learning more about the CS+X Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, stop by WCS's CS+X Panel on Thursday, March 25th at 6pm! Talk to real Illinois university students in the CS+X major of your choice, and ask any questions you would like! Listen to advisors talk about the vast variety of CS related majors our university offers, and get information on resources within the department!

March 25, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:30 pm CDT

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Hosted by the Engineering Outreach Bureau

Current students host webinars for prospective students to learn more about The Grainger College of Engineering. They will share a presentation with some of their experiences as an engineering student and answer your questions. Grainger Engineering staff will also be on hand to share more about life at the University of Illinois and the exciting opportunities available to you here.

The Engineering Outreach Bureau is one of 15 committees in Engineering Council. Our programs are developed and implemented entirely by current engineering students and are designed to inform interested individuals and groups, most often prospective students and their parents. Open to anyone, Grainger Engineering Days are intended to introduce high school students to the many engineering curriculums offered at the University of Illinois. Students will learn about research labs, chat with engineering students, and much more. 

Tuesdays, Thursdays | 6:30 - 8:30 pm CDT

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Hosted by National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
High School Visitation is a weekend long campus virtual visit program for underrepresented high school students hosted by registered student organizations. Students will have the opportunity to experience college life, attending lectures, see campus facilities, and interacting with college students. HSV occurs once a semester for each organizations. Fall HSV is open to all high school students while Spring HSV is restricted to high school students who have been accepted into the Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Days and Times: March 25-27th, 2021
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Hosted by Illinois Computer Science Students
Organized by Illinois Computer Science students and staff, Sail is a free, day-long showcase for high school students to learn about computer science in fun workshops, explore career opportunities, and take a campus tour and experience what it’s like to be a computer science student in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. More Info here: https://sail.cs.illinois.edu/

Days and Times: April 2-4th, 2021

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Hosted by Engineering Open House
Join us for two panels with the Engineering Ambassadors to explore life at UofI! This will be a great opportunity for prospective students to learn about academics and the resources available to them through the Grainger College of Engineering. Attendees will also be able to ask current students any questions they may have! 

Panelist majors for each session: 

  • March 26, 5-6pm: MatSE, ISE, ECE, CS
  • March 27, 1-2pm: BioE, CEE, MatSE, ChemE

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March 27th Registration

Hosted by Society of Women Engineers
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is hosting a webinar where admitted engineering women ("Little Sisters") can interact with current engineering students! The event will include a student panel discussion, interaction with a corporate sponsor, and small-group breakout sessions to meet other admitted students current SWE members (Big Sisters), and more! Little Sisters will have the opportunity to ask their questions and learn about what it's like to be a Grainger Engineering student at the University of Illinois! The Zoom video conference platform will be used to hold this virtual event; anyone can create a free account at https://zoom.us/signup. Before the event, instructions for accessing the webinar will be communicated via email, and materials will be mailed to students. There is no cost to participate. If you have any questions, feel free to email Ainsley Hanner at ahanner2@illinois.edu. We hope to see you there! Visit the Little Sisters Webinar website: https://www.societyofwomenengineers.illinois.edu/upcoming-events/2020/4/2/little-sisters-weekend

  • Date: April 16 - 17, 2021
  • Time: 9:30a – 2:00p (Fri) & 10:00a – 2:00p (Sat) 
  • Application deadline: April 2, 2021 at 11:59 PM CT

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Join our Engineering Tour Guides for a VIRTUAL in-person tour of our engineering quads and buildings. You’ll have the opportunity to ask the guide questions during the tour.

Days and Times
Admitted Students:
Mondays & Fridays | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Prospective Students:
Wednesdays | 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Both:
Saturdays | 10:00 - 11:00 pm

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Join our Engineering Tour Guides for a virtual Q&A session.  We will start with a brief informational presentation.  Come with your list of questions.

Days and Times
Admitted Students: Tuesdays & Thursdays | 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Prospective Students: Wednesdays | 3:00 pm
Both:
Saturdays | 10:00 - 11:00 am

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Join our Engineering Tour Guides for a VIRTUAL in-person tour of our engineering quads and buildings. You’ll have the opportunity to ask the guide questions during the tour.

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays: 4:00 - 5:00 pm CDT
Saturdays: 10:00 - 10:30 am CDT

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Hosted by Engineering Council Subcommittee
A 2-day event hosted by engineering student leaders that exposes admitted students to their admitted major more in-depth, opportunities on campus and within Grainger engineering, and networking opportunities among current students, staff, faculty, and peers.

  • Date: March 19-20, 2021
  • Time: Starts at 5p on 19th and concludes at 10p on 20th

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Acceptance notification emails will be sent: March 13th - 17th.

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Engineering Open House

March 26-27, 2021

As winter draws to a close, engineering students at the University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign set aside a weekend to show off what they have been working on all year long. Students from every discipline of engineering set up exhibits to remind the general public of the role that science plays in everyday life and to show the difference that technology will make in the future. Sponsoring awards and competitions, corporations that push the boundaries of science today also make an appearance. Primary and secondary schools also bring young students in hopes of passing the spirit of engineering to the next generation. When our young innovators meet the experienced engineers they strive to become and the children following in their footsteps, Engineering Open House begins.

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Freshman Launch groups Saturday, August 24, 2019.
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Students test their VR skills in CS 498: Virtual Reality at the VR Lab at Siebel Center for Computer Science in Urbana on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020.
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Ganpath Karl, an Electrical Engineering major, works on soldering in the Advanced Power Applications Lab at ECE on Monday, March 4, 2019. Karl is involved with a sustainability project and has been active with Innovation, Leadership & Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) and iVenture Accelerator.
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Students gather to study and work in the Grainger Library overlooking the Bardeen quad on November 29, 2017.
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The sun's rays stream through the large windows of Geoffrey Yeh Student Center at Newmark Hall as students review classroom work in bright surroundings in Urbana on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The Civil Engineering student seen here is working on his master's degree, which he will receive in the summer of 2020.
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Students in ME 370 test their robots one last time, challenging them with rough terrain, during their finals at the Materials Science and Engineering Building in Urbana on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018.
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Members of the Concrete Canoe team row against strong winds as they use wooden boats for practice during their Paddling Team Meeting at Crystal Lake Park in Urbana on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. Project manager, Darren Liu, a senior in CEE, is determined to help his team reach nationals in spring 2019 with this year's design. Last year they took fourth place in regionals. The top two teams in regionals go on to compete in nationals. Last year's concrete canoe, featuring a pirate theme, is pictured docked at Crystal Lake during a paddling team meeting.
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Illinois students, faculty, staff, and the Marching Illini celebrate The Grainger Foundation's generous gift at Electrical and Computer Engineering Building in Urbana on Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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Students walk through the Siebel Center for Computer Science on November 1, 2017.
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Three students sit and work at Loomis Laboratory on November 2, 2017.
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Students observe a lecture taught by Professor Tim Stelzer at Loomis Laboratory on November 2, 2017.
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The exterior of the newly renovated Everitt Lab is seen here in Urbana on July 27, 2018.
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Students walk along the sidewalks of Bardeen Quad at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on November 31, 2017.
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Grainger Engineering students, and students across the Midwest, don glow-in-the-dark jewelry as they solve web design puzzles under black lights at Caterpillar's Code in the Dark. The event was part of the 36-hour HackIllinois at ECEB in Urbana on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. The Association for Computer Machinery at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign oversees HackIllinois each year.
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The Off-Road Illini SAE Baja team spend part of their Saturday building vehicles for competition while at Engineering Student Projects Lab in Urbana on Oct. 6, 2018.
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Computer Science Engineering students proudly wear their tee-shirts. Incoming freshmen and transfer students enjoy food, games, and mingling with Engineering professors and other students at Bardeen Quad during Launch! in Urbana on Saturday, August 25, 2018.
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Undergraduate students with Women in Engineering work together at the Mechanical Engineering Lab's Innovation Studio in Urbana on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Picture from left are: Ashley Mitchell, Delanie Steinweg, Michelle McCord, and Jamie Milota.
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Craig Zilles, associate professor of Computer Science, teaches CS 225 Data Structures at Grainger Auditorium at ECEB in Urbana on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
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