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$100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments to drive smart, reconfigurable technologies

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Grainger College of Engineering and Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT) are partnering on a new $100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments (C-NICE). The center, based on the university’s campus in Urbana-Champaign, will serve as a global hub for the smart, reconfigurable technology that will drive the manufacturing plants, medical environments, autonomous vehicles, and smart homes of the future. 

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News | October 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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News | May 1, 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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News | April 15, 2019

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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News | November 1, 2018

Building the Tech Talent Pipeline to Chicago

Grainger engineers represent the past, present, and future of the Illinois economy. The impacts of their work can be seen in every part of the world, but the heart of their influence lives just a couple of hours north of campus, in Chicago.

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News | October 1, 2018

Students Develop Beekeeping IoT for Renowned Research Lab

Beekeepers face challenges when they monitor the health of their honey bee colonies, and winter poses increased risk because opening a hive in cooler temperatures to collect data can be fatal to bees.

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News | August 22, 2018

Max Levchin: The Making of a Tech Mogul

From Soviet refugee, through the halls of the Computer Science department at Illinois (B.S., 1997), to becoming one of the world's most influential tech pioneers alive, we trace the milestones along Levchin's journey.

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News | May 17, 2018

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