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Illinois ECE Transforms Building for Face Shield Production During Shutdown

 The Illinois ECE Machine Shop, typically used to make anything Illinois ECE students or faculty cannot buy, was used to cut the large plastic sheets that start the face shield formation. The students’ Open Lab was used to laser cut the face shield plastic to exact specifications.

RapidAlarm: Hearing aid algorithm is secret ingredient in low-cost emergency ventilator monitoring system

Illinois ECE researchers developed the Illinois RapidAlarm, a new open-source sensor and alarm system that makes emergency ventilators more useful during the COVID-19 pandemic through low-cost, widely-available parts for quick and inexpensive production.

New Master of Engineering Online at Illinois ECE Launches

The new program offers unprecedented online access to distinguished faculty, industry leaders, and more advanced course offerings than ever before. The M.Eng Online is geared towards working professionals with a desire to expand their expertise and advance their careers by taking cutting-edge graduate coursework. 


Campus Updates

All University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign visits have been suspended indefinitely in response to proactive policies instituted by our university to protect the health and welfare of all participants and attendees amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Illinois offers a world-class education that allows students to master the fundamentals that will make them outstanding engineers. Learn more about what sets us apart, and how you might fit in our program.

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In small moments and in vast labs, genius happens here every day at Illinois ECE — thanks in no small part to all those who give generously to support our students and faculty. From big discoveries in nanotechnology to major advances in the expansive global networks that connect us, our innovations are more than the result of their vision. They’re the return on your investment. And a gift we share with the world.

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