We will soon be renamed The Grainger College of Engineering

In recognition of $300 million in support from The Grainger Foundation and in honor of distinguished alumnus William W. Grainger


Building the Tech Talent Pipeline to Chicago

Our graduates fuel the engines of Chicago's tech ecosystem. It's no secret that Illinois produces engineering talent that employers around the world are lining up to hire. Learn how we are investing in partnerships and programs to create unprecedented opportunities for our state, our people, and our great city to the North.

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Podcast: MakerGirl CEO Stephanie Hein

Podcast: MakerGirl CEO Stephanie Hein

MakerGirl, a non-profit founded at the University of Illinois in 2014, has a mission to inspire the next generations through educational STEM sessions led by college mentors and instructors. In less than four years, they have impacted 3,000 girls in 18 states. This year they are expanding to Northwestern University and have hired their first CEO in Stephanie Hein, who joins us to talk about the organization.








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