Peng T. Ong to speak at fall convocation

Peng T. Ong to speak at fall convocation

The CS alumnus—managing partner of Monk’s Hill Ventures and founder of—will be the featured speaker at the College of Engineering Fall Convocation on Saturday, December 17


The Majipump

The Majipump

New solar-powered irrigation pump empowers HIV+ women in Kenya

Illinois professor Brian Lilly leads development of "Majipump" —a low-wattage solar irrigation pump designed for subsistence farmers in the developing world. Working side-by-side with women farmers in Kenya, Lilly aims to stimulate both improved food security and economic development.

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As an introduction to his popular NPRE 101 course, Prof. Ruzic walks on water:

Prof. Hong Yang's research team has invented a highly-efficient method for producing precision catalysts:

This #GivingTuesday, Illinois alumnus Robert Carr will pay it foward with $1 million in scholarships:

Illinois Space Society student group receives the SEDS Chapter of the Year award:

We are committed to creating more leaders like Matthew Duncan:​

The Mantis shrimp eye is being reverse engineered into a camera that could detect injury, disease & cancer cells:

.@ECEILLINOIS Prof. Joseph Lyding awarded the Foresight Institute Feynman Prize for experimental work:

#ILLINOIS Prof. Paul Fischer earned R&D 100 Award, regarded as the "Oscars of Invention":

Korean software maker led by @IllinoisCS alumnus Joshua Yulish relocates HQ to Chicago:

#ILLINOIS alumni founded startup, Anansi, seeks to help other startups quicken their development process time:



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Gifts in Action

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Asha Kirchhoff, B.S. Bioengineering

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