The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

The independent student newspaper at the University of Illinois since 1871

The Daily Illini

University begins renovations to save $41 million in energy costs

By Samuel Cheung March 7, 2016

http://www.fs.illinois.edu/resources/news-announcements/2016/02/17/energy-performance-contracting-projects-underwayBy Samuel CheungContributing Writer Students that have a physics class at Loomis Laboratory...

University begins renovations to save $41 million in energy costs

By Samuel Cheung March 7, 2016

Students that have a physics class at Loomis Laboratory or happen to pass by the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory may have seen some hard hats hard at work.According to a recent press release by the...

Women continue to be engineering minority

Women continue to be engineering minority

By Jean Kang November 18, 2015

Less than 20 percent of students enrolled in Engineering are women. Although according to the Division of Management Information, the enrollment of women for Fall 2015 is up when compared to past years. “That’s...

Correction: A previous version of this graphic incorrectly labeled the x-axis of the bar graph as the number of freshmen enrolled in Engineering. The graphic should have been labeled to convey the enrollment numbers reflect the whole college. Additionally, the graphic incorrectly inflated the number of African American students enrolled in Engineering. The Daily Illini regrets the error. 

Engineering reaches out to youth

By Vivienne Henning September 29, 2015

The College of Engineering hopes to use specialized outreach and the implementation of new programs to attract a more diverse student population, and they’re trying to build their future classes early...

University’s Engineering program ranked number four in the world

By Fatima Farha August 30, 2015

One of the largest engineering colleges in the nation, the College of Engineering here at the University is also one of the best. In the past few years, it has made it to the list of top 10 engineering...

University of Illinois ranked 18th out of top 25 universities to produce female entrepreneurs

University of Illinois ranked 18th out of top 25 universities to produce female entrepreneurs

By Jessie Webster August 25, 2015

Melonee Wise, University Engineering alumna, was named one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 in August. Wise, is currently the CEO of Fetch Robotics and cofounded a software operating company...

From left to right, Phyllis Wise, UI Chancellor, Ilesanmi Adesida, Dean of the College of Engineering, and Michael Hogan, UI President, wait for governor Pat Quinns car to arrive before the ground breaking for the new Electrical and Computer Engineering building on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

UI adds provost to admin search list

By Daily Illini Staff Report August 25, 2015

University faculty members disappointedly reflected on Provost Ilesanmi Adesida’s resignation Monday. Adesida will return to faculty in the College of Engineering effective Aug. 31. His resignation comes...

New technology improves John Deere robotic lawn mowers

New technology improves John Deere robotic lawn mowers

By Mariah Schaefer July 25, 2015

A new omnidirectional, vision-based localization and mapping system is being developed at the University.Aerospace engineering assistant professor Soon-Jo Chung, electrical and computer engineering professor...

Jump Simulation Center to train future College of Medicine students with technology

By Mariah Schaefer July 19, 2015

When the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine opens its doors to students in approximately three years, a new technological facility will help prepare medical professionals for a future in a technology-driven...

Anando Naqui co-founder of EscaWheel discusses his project and Kickstarter campaign with the media on June June 11.

UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

By Mariah Schaefer June 14, 2015

Three University of Illinois alumni brought their senior design project to life using Kickstarter, a funding platform for creative projects.Their project, EscaWheel, is a lift that makes...

The Goldberg Effect

The Goldberg Effect

April 8, 2015

What started off as a transformation toward engineering education turned into a movement. Former engineering professor and co-founder of iFoundry at the University, Dr. David E. Goldberg, has continued...

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'

Chicago artist discusses her latest C-U sculptures, 'Amplifiers,' 'Asteray'

By Sarah Foster February 3, 2015

The products of Nicole Beck’s creative mind have decorated the Champaign-Urbana area for four years.Sculptures “Asteray,” “Astroterra” and “Foxgloves” stand tall in the community for art-enthusiasts...

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