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Engineering News | October 7, 2020

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program: 25 Years in the Making

Since The Hoeft Technology & Management Program began in 1995, nearly 1,000 engineering and business students from the University of Illinois have completed the program, carrying with them Leonard Hoeft’s vision of merging two disciplines to better compete in a global marketplace.

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Engineering News | January 31, 2020

Illini 4000 continue annual trek for cancer research

“Illini 4000 enabled me to humanize the stories at the core of the disease, and I hoped the experience would serve as a motivational backdrop fueling my work as I headed to either med school or grad school.” —Viraat Goel (B.S. ’19, Bioengineering)

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Engineering News | January 15, 2020

Training the new masters of engineering instruction

AE3 Collins Scholars Program continues network of support, resources for new faculty

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Engineering News | October 1, 2019

$100M partnership to drive smart, reconfigurable technologies

The Grainger College of Engineering—home to the Shanghai Ranking's #1 program in automation and controls—and Foxconn Interconnect Technology are partnering on a new $100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments. The center, based on the university's campus in Urbana-Champaign, will serve as a global hub for the technology that will drive the manufacturing plants, medical environments, autonomous vehicles, and smart homes of the future.

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Engineering News | July 22, 2019

Jump ARCHES partnership expands; endowment now exceeds $100M

Partnership expands beyond medical simulation and education to include social and behavioral determinants of health

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Engineering News | May 27, 2019

Strong ties endure between Grainger Engineering and ROTC at Illinois

Amid technological advances in both engineering and the U.S. Military, a new generation of young leaders at Illinois combines these programs to meet evolving demands in the Digital Age.

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Engineering News | May 1, 2019

New facility encourages campus collaboration through innovative design space

The Grainger College of Engineering is breaking ground on a brand new facility designed to encourage collaboration and support education through pedagogy experiments, classroom technologies, and professional development for the next generation.

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Engineering News | April 15, 2019

Illinois Engineering to become The Grainger College of Engineering

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Engineering will become The Grainger College of Engineering, recognizing a new $100 million gift from The Grainger Foundation and more than $300 million in total support

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Engineering News | November 1, 2018

An Interview with Illini Astronaut Lee Archambault

Col. Lee Archambault, director of flight operations for Sierra Nevada Corporation, the Dream Chaser Program

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