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We do the impossible. Every day. Check out some recent highlights of our impact on global research, innovation, and engineering education.

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Fall 2020

AE3 Collins Scholars Program Continues Network of Support, Resources for New Faculty

On a humid, fall day in 2019, students packed the 303-seat auditorium in Loomis Laboratory as Physics Professor Tim Stelzer brought his energetic style of teaching to his Electricity and Magnetism class. Grouped near the room’s top tier, Theresa Saxton-Fox, an Aerospace Engineering professor, sat with five fellow Collins Scholars and Chris Migotsky, coordinator of faculty teaching programs for the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3).

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Fall 2020

12 Days 50 People A New Emergency Ventilator Shared Free With the World

How Grainger engineers—and medical professionals, manufacturing experts, animal scientists, and designers from around Champaign-Urbana—brought a COVID-stricken world an emergency ventilator.

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Fall 2020

Meeting a Critical Demand

A team from throughout the community, led by The Grainger College of Engineering and the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, delivers Personal Protective Equipment.

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Ivan Favila

ASEE 2020 DuPont Minorities in Engineering Award Recipient

Assistant Dean Favila was recognized for his ongoing support of students at The Grainger College of Engineering in his role as director of the Morrill Engineering Program and long-time involvement in the Center for Academic Resources in Engineering and the Academic Redshirt in Science and Engineering program.

The Power to Create Better Tomorrows

Our work is tough, but our goal is straightforward: Grainger Engineering inspires and empowers leaders to fearlessly challenge boundaries and question the impossible. They produce breakthrough solutions that make lives better.

The Power of I

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Top 5 ranked degree programs

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Overall ranking among undergraduate programs in the U.S.

#9

Overall ranking among online graduate programs in the U.S.

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Overall ranking among graduate programs in the U.S.

Fall 2020

Creativity in Crisis

Siebel Center for Design Director Rachel Switzky talks to Professor William King about why design thinking is essential when the world turns upside down.

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Fall 2020

PLATO

Before the rise of PCs and the modern internet, a revolutionary system dove into the novel idea of computer learning. PLATO started as an educational tool. It became so much more.

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Fall 2020

5 New Quantum Research Programs

Grainger Engineering launched its Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology Center less than two years ago. World-class IQUIST faculty are already making good on this investment—and cementing the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Midwest, through the Chicago Quantum Exchange, as a quantum science powerhouse.

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Fall 2020

IDEA Institute: On Diversity as a Prerequisite of Excellence

It was snowing hard on the February day of the Institute for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access’s (IDEA) kickoff town hall meeting. The meeting would introduce the concept and mission of the IDEA Institute, but the weather conditions threatened its turnout.

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Connect with us!

Grainger Engineers are always looking for new projects and people to collaborate with. Tell us more about yourself and your interests.

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Fall 2020

Improving Wind Farm Efficiency

Optimizing wind turbine efficiency can save millions and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. University of Illinois doctoral student, Lucas Buccafusca, is helping make it happen.

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Fall 2020

$367 million C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute Launches

Grainger College of Engineering faculty lead the new, $367 million C3.ai Digital Transformation Institute  in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley.  C3.ai DTI’s mission is to attract the world’s leading scientists to join in a coordinated and innovative effort to advance the digital transformation of business, government, and society.

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Fall 2020

15 Minutes and $50

Smartphone-based viral testing could improve testing efforts during pandemics.

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At Illinois, we place great pride in our interdisciplinary work ethic. With top-ranked graduate programs across every department and discipline of engineering, we bring together the brightest minds in the world to solve the most pressing global challenges of our time. We share the common goal of providing superior research capabilities in the fundamental engineering sciences in collaboration with industrial and governmental laboratories. We also support undergraduate and graduate student education and enhance rapid technology transfer from the University to industry.

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