• ASEE NEE Best DEI Paper Awarded to University of Illinois Team. Congratulations to the SIIP/GIANT team led by CS Teaching Assistant Professor, Hongye Liu, for this recognition from ASEE. Their paper, A Digital Book Based Pedagogy to Improve Course Content Accessibility for Students with and without Disabilities in Engineering or other STEM Courses was chosen by the New Engineering Educators Division Awards Committee for the best DEI paper of 2022. June 23, 2022
  • 2022 GIANT Project Announcement. We excited to announce that eight projects have been selected for the 2022 Grassroots Initiatives to Address Needs Together (GIANT) program. Seven new (phase 1) projects, and one continuing (phase 2) project was funded. We are also excited that five projects are being co-sponsored by the IBM-Illinois Discovery Accelerator Institute (IIDAI) and IDEA Institute. Congratulations to the 2022 GIANT Project teams! For more information on the 2022 GIANT projects, visit April 12, 2022 
  • Five Grainger College of Engineering Staff Participate in the 5 Days For Change Program. Sue Larson (Undergrad Programs), Joan Brown (ECE), Desiree Marmon (CS), Amy McCullough (Grad Programs), and Lara Hebert (Public Engagement) completed an intensive week-long professional development event on the topic of working in cross-cultural environments. The program was offered by the Office of Inclusion & Intercultural Relations ( January 17, 2022
  • IDEA Institute is Launched. December 6, 2019