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FIve UI alum on recent Forbes "30 under 30"

By Daniel Corry

January 20, 2016

This year Forbes magazine’s annual “30 under 30” featured five “game changers, movers and makers” with University backgrounds. The annual issue highlights the 30 brightest people under the age of 30 in 20 different fields. This year, Phil Ansell, Qian Chen, Nisha Chittal, Scott Daigle and P...

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...

UI alumni raise money for wheelchair lift project through Kickstarter

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

University team charged over new microbattery potential

University team charged over new microbattery potential

December 3, 2014

In the not-so-distant future, students who have been waiting hours for a cellphone battery to recharge may only need to wait for mere minutes. The departments of mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering are collaborating to create a lithium-ion microbattery that could charge up to 1...