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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.

Illinois researchers to develop smartphone diagnostics kit for infectious diseases
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A robot puppet can learn to walk if it's hooked up to human legs
10.30.19, MIT Technology Review
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CSL researchers develop platform for scalable testing of autonomous vehicle safety
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Study provides framework for 1 billion years of green plant evolution
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Lilium says its electric aircraft has pulled off the key maneuver in its ambitious design
10.22.19, Forbes
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Grainger researchers contribute to NASA ICON mission
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Illinois awarded NSF Research Training (NRT) grant for materials/data science program
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Illinois lands $50K grant to create more female-founded tech companies
10.8.19, Chicago Inno
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$100 million Center for Networked Intelligent Components and Environments to drive smart, reconfigurable technologies

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Jump ARCHES partnership expands; endowment now exceeds $100 million

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Six Illinois researchers receive Presidential Early Career Award

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Grainger Engineering receives ASEE Bronze Award for Diversity

Illinois was among those Bronze Recipients who also earned “exemplar” status—the highest distinction for diversity work given by the national society this year.

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