Saturday Engineering for Everyone

Saturday Engineering for Everyone is an open and free lecture series aimed at non-engineers of all backgrounds who are interested in learning about engineering.

In order to protect the health and safety of the community during the pandemic, the first two sessions (2/12/22 & 2/26/22) will be conducted virtually on Zoom. Participants must have an authenticated Zoom account (free) to log in to the lecture.

A decision on virtual versus in-person for the remaining presentations will be made at a later date. Please check this page for details.

Jan 1, 2022 - May 31, 2022 Spring 2022

The robots are coming...to your farm

The robots are coming...to your farm

Girish Chowdhary, Assistant Professor

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/82172480909?pwd=WFh4M2tPRFc5YklRWmRYRFhTaUFyQT09

Bioinspired Cameras: Lessons Learned from Nature and Adopted in the Operating Room

Bioinspired Cameras: Lessons Learned from Nature and Adopted in the Operating Room

Viktor Gruev, Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/84563412914?pwd=d1VVV3ZLOEZ6R0pwWEJiUUxCaE84dz09

A Journey through Wireless Networks to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)

A Journey through Wireless Networks to 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)

Haitham Al-Hassanieh, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

https://illinois.zoom.us/j/85257051328?pwd=cmltK3laK05RcElJZ1VHdzZPcWNGQT09

Hey, I'm walkin' here! (How to help robots navigate among us safely)

Hey, I'm walkin' here! (How to help robots navigate among us safely)

Katie Driggs-Campbell, Assistant Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

ECE Building 1002 - Grainger Auditorium

What is a Qubit? – An Introduction to Quantum Computing

What is a Qubit? – An Introduction to Quantum Computing

Eric Chitambar, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering Building, Room 1002 (Grainger Auditorium), 306 N. Wright St., Urbana, IL 61801

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The robots are coming...to your farm
The robots are coming...to your farm

Assistant Professor Girish Chowdhary, Donald Biggar Willet Faculty Fellow of agricultural and biological engineering (ABE) and computer science (CS), has spent years developing robotic technology to improve on traditional farming practices. He is now leading an effort to improve farming practices even more by making it autonomous through artificial intelligence.

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Improving testing for COVID-19 and other viruses
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Rashid Bashir, a Grainger Distinguished Chair in Engineering and the dean of the Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois, will discuss his research into simple-to-use COVID-19 testing that doesn't require processing at a lab.

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