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Grainger College of Engineering team introduces Illinois RapidAlarm

A team has released the design of an alarm and sensor package for emergency, pressure-cycled ventilators. Called Illinois RapidAlarm, it can be used with the Illinois RapidVent, as well as a wide range of commercial and developing emergency ventilators that would otherwise require constant monitoring by critical care staff, dramatically limiting the ability to provide care to more patients than available medical staff.

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News | April 23, 2020

Training the new masters of engineering instruction

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

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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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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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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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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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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

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