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Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has always been at the center of excellent education. We are known around the world for outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs as well as for pioneering research. We are dedicated to thinking of new ways to solve the world’s toughest problems. And we do this together. With our distinguished faculty and ambitious students in partnership with our loyal alumni and donors.

Through the With Illinois fundraising campaign, the university is working to raise $2.25 billion. Our department is pursuing a goal of $15 million.

We believe private support will make the biggest impact in the following areas.

Recruiting a diverse, talented pool of students.

We are committed to recruiting and retaining exceptional students in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Your investment in graduate fellowships, specifically the Legacy Fellowship Fund, will provide students with the skills and tools they need to become leaders in academia and industry, while offering you the opportunity to honor your favorite Professor or Advisor. Supporting scholarships for undergraduates will help us attract and reward top students and reduce the burden of increasing student debt.

Recruiting and retaining prominent faculty.

Because our faculty are leaders in their field, they often receive enticing offers from competing institutions. Gifts and endowments for named scholar, professor, and chair positions enable us to recognize and retain current faculty members, and also recruit new faculty members.

Providing state-of-the-art laboratories, classrooms, and technology.

To remain competitive, we must maintain and renovate facilities vital to education and research, such as the unit operations lab and the undergraduate learning center, a state-of-the-art interactive space for team-based projects. To accommodate the space needs of our growing faculty and their innovative research portfolios, we also are preparing to add a wing to Roger Adams Lab.

Supporting outreach efforts.

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty and students are active in a variety of K-12 outreach efforts aimed at increasing diversity in the STEM pipeline. Your gift can sustain afterschool programs for underrepresented elementary students and summer camps for high school girls.

To learn more about supporting any of these initiatives and the departmental goal, contact Braden Shain, development officer for Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, at 217-300-9993, bshain@illinois.edu.

 

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