Recipients of 2019 ECE ILLINOIS Alumni Awards were honored September 12-14, 2019. The 50th annual ECE ILLINOIS Alumni Awards honor and celebrate the outstanding work of distinguished ECE ILLINOIS alumni.
Women have a long history of being underrepresented in the engineering field. There are many possible reasons, but one is a lack of role models. Illinois Ph.D student Sakshi Srivastava proposed to bring a statue to the University of Illinois campus to serve as a permanent figure for women of any generation to look up to. The statue, The Quintessential Engineer, now stands on Illinois' Engineering Quad as a sign of hope and inspiration for all.