blog postsSee campus through the eyes of #ILLINOIS2019Apr 23, 2019 9:15 am2298 views Before Illinois graduates go on to change the world, we asked them to share the places on campus that changed their lives.Student Success Initiative aims to further improve undergrad successAug 20, 2019 11:30 am906 views As part of ongoing efforts to ensure the university is providing world-class student experiences, Illinois has launched a new effort called the Student Success Initiative.Engineering team seeks sponsors to fly miniature greenhouse to the moonMar 22, 2017 3:15 pm712 views Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon.Illinois Open House Weekend, March 9 & 10Feb 21, 2018 3:30 pm663 views The University of Illinois welcomes thousands of students to campus for open house events in the College of Engineering, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, and several other campus units.Four Illinois students awarded Barry Goldwater scholarshipsApr 12, 2018 12:00 pm18 views The national awards recognize students for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or engineeringIllini Summer Academies reveal new wonders for teensJun 20, 2017 1:45 pm14 views It's like suddenly seeing the world in a new way. That's how teens attending the Illinois 4-H Illini Summer Academies describe their time studying with University of Illinois instructors this week.Carle Illinois inaugural class profile: Phani GaddipatiNov 14, 2018 1:45 pm10 views 'Before coming to medical school, people always said it’s a lot of work. What’s kind of surprising is that I am doing a lot of work but it doesn’t feel like work, because I’m learning about things I’m interested in.'ACES student blog: Not all classrooms have four wallsNov 6, 2017 10:15 am9 views Through study abroad, I learned that not all classrooms have four walls, and that there is something to be learned in every opportunity, regardless of where you are.Illinois student named Rhodes ScholarNov 20, 2017 10:45 am8 views The first Rhodes Scholar on the Urbana campus since 1998, Thomas Dowling is poised to become the first in his family to graduate from collegeEngineering launches City Scholars program in ChicagoJan 17, 2018 9:30 am7 views City Scholars work as paid interns at some of Chicago’s top companies, and take Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign engineering courses, both online and locallyJosh Harris: From the Marines to Illini BaseballMar 28, 2019 8:30 am7 views This 25-year-old left handed pitcher's life and Marine Corp experiences have made him unflappable on the mound, says pitching coach Drew Dickinson.The Image of Research 2019 semi-finalistsMar 15, 2019 2:30 pm6 views Attend the Image of Research Reception on April 3 to see the 25 semi-finalists on display and vote for the People's Choice Award! Winners will be announced at the event.Carle Illinois inaugural class profiles: Aaron BrownJan 17, 2019 9:15 am5 views 'Math changed my life in showing me that problem solving is where I wanted to be. That’s what brought me to medicine'Students travel to Costa Rica for a deeper look at sustainabilityJun 17, 2018 11:00 am4 views 19 LAS students traveled into the communities and landscape of Costa Rica and came back with knowledge that can only come from immersion in the environment and the people who sustain itRacial diversity increases student leadership skills, especially for white studentsAug 8, 2018 1:45 pm4 views 'We found that greater racial diversity in student leadership programs led to a measurable increase in lasting leadership capacity,' says researcher Jasmine D. CollinsAnthropology students in Belize: Maya rituals unearthedAug 16, 2018 9:00 am4 views We are excavating two ancient Maya sites nestled in the sacred landscape of Cara Blanca in central Belize. Both date to A.D. 800-900,Proctor & Gamble 'Smart Lab' opens at U of I Research ParkSep 5, 2019 1:15 pm4 views The Smart Lab will bring together interdisciplinary teams of students from a wide variety of backgrounds to rapidly prototype and innovate in the space of consumer insights.Meet the Illini Hyperloop teamSep 13, 2019 11:15 am4 views Imagine traveling from Champaign to Chicago in 15 minutes at upwards of 700 mph in a pod running through a vacuum tube.Christina Moawad: Combining problem-solving and compassionOct 15, 2018 6:15 am4 views 'I didn’t want to limit myself to just creating, or just having human impact. I wanted to be able to be on both sides,' says the Carle-Illinois College of Medicine inaugural studentCasting a net for conservation, and catching ducksMar 22, 2017 8:00 am3 views "Using telemetry to track the birds from different sites allows me to know exactly where each duck is sitting, what habitats it likes to use, and how long it stays in the region."Interested in attending Illinois? Get on our mailing listJun 20, 2017 9:15 am3 views Want to receive personalized communications from us and manage your admissions process in one place? We have one word for you: myIllini. View entries to the Illinois Abroad photo contest and voteApr 7, 2018 9:45 am2 views Great photos from around the globe taken by Illini students. Vote in the People's Choice category by Friday, April 13 at 5 pmTwo Illinois undergrads to study at U.K. Fulbright Summer InstituteJun 6, 2018 10:15 am2 views Madeline Ford of Henning, Illinois, and Michael Mitchell, of DeKalb, Illinois, are among 60 U.S. students selected for U.K. Summer Fulbright opportunitiesTwo undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsJul 24, 2017 10:30 am2 views Researchers found that plants vary a lot in the efficiency with which they uptake carbon dioxide and conserve waterIllinois Chamber Singers in Vienna: Laughter, Schnitzel, and MusicAug 1, 2017 9:15 am2 views Undergraduate student Grace Currie writes of a few of her favorite things during a trip to Vienna, Austria, with the University of Illinois Chamber SingersFinding an ancient Maya city in the jungles of BelizeAug 7, 2018 8:45 am2 views 'The site is impressive, with monumental buildings and a temple that rises 30 meters above our heads. ...the west side of the temple platform is a sheer 10-meter drop'Students stop hackers while earning course creditSep 13, 2017 9:30 am2 views 'We’re a major research university with a world-renowned Computer Science department.These students...can look at some our code and clean it up, make it more efficient, in just a few minutes'Interested in Illinois? Attend a summer program on campus!Feb 23, 2018 10:45 am1 views With an Illinois summer program, you can earn class credit, explore possible majors, or just see what life at Illinois is really likeInterested in Illinois? Attend a campus summer program!Mar 1, 2017 3:45 pm1 views Considering Illinois for your college education? Explore Illinois this summer through these programsTry an Illinois summer programMar 1, 2019 3:15 pm1 views To get a jump-start on college life, sign up for an Illinois summer program. Whether you’re looking to earn class credit, explore majors, or just see what life at Illinois is really like, we have something for you.