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Students must explore their passions outside the classroom

By Cassandra Masters, Columnist

August 9, 2016

After attending TEDxUIUC’s conference last weekend, I came to one realization: I am doing absolutely nothing worthwhile with my time here at the University. Although the day-long conference had various lessons and overarching ideas, this was the message that rang clear to me. Although each speaker d...

3D printed prosthetics to renew sense of touch

3D printed prosthetics to renew sense of touch

By Lauren Scafidi

March 10, 2016

One University student is getting a helping hand from other University students, literally.University students are working closely with University graduate student and war veteran Garrett Anderson MG to improve the first prosthetic hand created with a 3D printer on campus.Anderson’s hand was injured while ...

Aspiring student entrepreneurs pitch startups

By Stephen Nye

November 12, 2015

Touch-feedback, affordable prosthetic hands. A positive reinforcement app designed to stop texting and driving. A product designed to help find visually similar fashion products online.Aspiring student entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday to pitch their startups to fellow students, faculty and...

Praising a beacon for women engineers

By Daily Illini Editorial Board

March 31, 2015

The iconic Grainger Bob statue will soon have a friend. Texas Instruments announced March 19 that it is funding the addition of a female counterpart to the statue seated outside Grainger Engineering Library as part of a $3.2 million gift to the University. The statue, which is expected to be completed within the...