REVOLUTIONIZING ENGINEERING EDUCATION
Immersive, Needs-Focused Bioengineering
"No solution without a need." With a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s Revolutionizing Engineering Departments (RED) program, the Illinois Bioengineering faculty are innovating undergraduate curriculum and programs to produce students who are ready to address real-world needs with revolutionary ideas and solutions.
Next-Gen Cancer Research & Scholarship
"Now is the time for cancer. Now we are thinking of different ways to tackle cancer, not only with traditional biology, but with new kinds of tools and technologies—with data and analytics and real-time monitoring devices to see if we can better understand cancer progression and control it."
Professor Rohit Bhargava, Bioengineering
"The democratization of education to produce better problem solvers is a noble concept. Many institutions benefit from private donations, which when put to effective use, create invaluable opportunities. If my scholarship fund can help more students launch effective careers and add value to society, that is a meaningful outcome for me."
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING '11