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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 or happen to pass by the Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory may have seen some hard hats hard a...

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 Facilities and Services, Loomis and four other College of Engineering facilities AGare getting an energy e...

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 the only number you need to know to have a sense of how far we need to go,” said K...

Engineering reaches out to youth

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. 

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 on. “It is important what we do to engage more and more students, as early as possible, from und...

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 schools in the nation, according to the college’s website. Recently, it was recognized as number four on...

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 called Unbounded Robotics. University alumni like Wise have contributed to database company Cru...

UI adds provost to admin search list

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 Quinn's car to arrive before the ground breaking for the new Electrical and Computer Engineering building on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

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 after a month of controversy surrounding the use of personal emails and the resignation of Former...

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 Seth Hutchinson and mechanical science and engineering Ph.D. candidate Junho Yang are working o...

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 field. The creation of the Jump Simulation Center, which was announced in late June, was made p...

UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

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

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 it easier for wheelchair users to go up and down stairs.“What we built was more a proof of concept ...

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 to inspire more than engineering students at the University. In October, Goldberg published a book titled, “A Whol...

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