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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. Refreshments served at 10 a.m. in the lobby of the ECE Building, 306 N. Wright St., Urbana.

Talks from 10:15-11:15 a.m. in the Grainger Auditorium, just off the lobby of the ECE Building.

Metered parking is available on Wright Street south of University Avenue, and in the north parking structure off University Avenue between Mathews and Goodwin avenues.

Jan 1 - May 31 Spring 2020

The Electric Cars in Our Future:  Can We Charge Them Up? Do They Really Help?

The Electric Cars in Our Future: Can We Charge Them Up? Do They Really Help?

Professor Phil Krein, Grainger Endowed Chair Emeritus in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Grainger Auditorium, Illinois ECE Building, 306 N. Wright Street, Urbana, IL

Going Beyond Where Lasers and Optics Have Gone Before: Multiple Beam Lasers,  Water Optics, and Other Fascinating Topics

Going Beyond Where Lasers and Optics Have Gone Before: Multiple Beam Lasers, Water Optics, and Other Fascinating Topics

As the laser approaches its 60th birthday, we see its impact on so many aspects of our lives. Although it has been studied by many, the laser and the broader field of optics continue to amaze scientists and engineers as we learn more of the properties of light and its applications to manufacturing, agriculture, communications, and medicine.

Professor Gary Eden, Intel Alumni Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering

Grainger Auditorium, Illinois ECE Building, 306 N. Wright Street, Urbana, IL

[CANCELED] Illini Spine: Bio-inspired robots of the future

[CANCELED] Illini Spine: Bio-inspired robots of the future

The university is suspending all university-sponsored, in-person events and meetings in campus facilities, effective March 13. University-sponsored events include events such as: colloquia, seminars, workshops, town halls and registered student organization events.

Assistant Professor Arijit Bannerjee

[CANCELED] DNA-Based Data Storage and Computing

[CANCELED] DNA-Based Data Storage and Computing

The university is suspending all university-sponsored, in-person events and meetings in campus facilities, effective March 13. University-sponsored events include events such as: colloquia, seminars, workshops, town halls and registered student organization events.

Prof. Olgica Milenkovic, Donald Biggar Willett Scholar