Our Students Solving Global Water Challenges

Our Students Solving Global Water Challenges

Through interdisciplinary education both here and around the world.


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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Illinois research may make science one step closer to curing HIV: 

Fourth-year doctoral BioE student has won the McGinnis Fellowship for her work in cancer research: 

Associate dean and professor of physics Kevins Pitts work with the Moun magnet could change how scientists picture of the universe: 

Research Park is home to what may be the future of the power industry: 

ECE Professor Jean-Pierre Leburton helped Erik Jonsson from School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dalla with a physics analysis on new design for transistors: 

SIIP project overhauls foundation ECE course, which benefits nearly 500 students each semester: 

8 professors have been awarded faculty fellowships from the NCSA home to Blue Waters: 

Check out Illinois success stories fom recent graduates both in and out of Engineering: 

2013 ISE senior design team has been awarded a patent for their project: 

NPRE students have won ANS distinction two years running for their work promoting nuclear engergy!: 


Gifts in Action

Gifts in Action

“When I was applying to colleges, cost was a big concern for me. You want to go to the highest-caliber university that you can. This was my best pick, in terms of finances and academics. It’s unfortunate when people have to pass up opportunities because of financial reasons when they have the intellect and the drive.”

Asha Kirchhoff, B.S. Bioengineering

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