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Jiang furthers development in reinforcement learning with NSF CAREER Award

Breaking from tendencies in breakthroughs for RL that do not apply to many real-world problems, Jiang will seek to develop a different paradigm by utilizing offline RL.

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Engineering News | August 8, 2022

Sharing the beauty and wonder of physics: Physics professor Nadya Mason answers the Proust Questionnaire

Nadya Mason — Founding Director, Illinois Materials Research Science and Engineering Center — Born in New York City, New York — BS in Physics, Harvard University; PhD Physics, Stanford University

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Engineering News | July 14, 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 31, 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 | January 15, 2020

$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 | October 1, 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 | July 22, 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 27, 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 | 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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Engineering News | April 15, 2019

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