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University of Illinois - Chicago

The University of Illinois is the state’s most comprehensive public university, consisting of three distinct campuses—Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign—serving the people of Illinois since 1868 through a shared commitment to excellence in teaching, research, public service and economic development. Nearly 70,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the three campuses and thousands more take classes off campus and online. Colleges of Engineering at a the Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses, along with the Office of Math, Science, and Technology Education in the UIUC College of Education are involved with Project Lead the Way activities. The U of I system also includes Schools of Medicine at its Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses and at outreach campuses in Peoria and Rockford.

The U of I Chicago College of Engineering (http://engineering.uic.edu) houses six academic departments (Bioengineering; Chemical; Civil and Materials; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer; Mechanical and Industrial).

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

The University of Illinois is the state’s most comprehensive public university, consisting of three distinct campuses—Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana-Champaign—serving the people of Illinois since 1868 through a shared commitment to excellence in teaching, research, public service and economic development. Nearly 70,000 undergraduate and graduate students are enrolled at the three campuses and thousands more take classes off campus and online. Colleges of Engineering at a the Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses, along with the Office of Math, Science, and Technology Education in the UIUC College of Education are involved with Project Lead the Way activities. The U of I system also includes Schools of Medicine at its Chicago and Urbana-Champaign campuses and at outreach campuses in Peoria and Rockford.

The U of I Urbana-Champaign College of Engineering (http://engineering.illinois.edu) undergraduate program is ranked 6th in the country in the 2012 U.S. News and World Report Rankings of Engineering Colleges with Graduate Programs and the graduate program is ranked 5th in the country (with its Biological/Agricultural program ranked #1). The College has twelve departments (Aerospace; Agricultural and Biological; Bioengineering; Chemical and Biomolecular; Civil and Environmental; Computer Science; Electrical and Computer; Industrial and Enterprise Systems; Materials Science; Mechanical Science; Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological; Physics).

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The PLTW grant program, made possible through generous philanthropic gifts from partners, helps districts and schools across the country start new PLTW programs and expand their existing programs. To be considered for ongoing grant opportunities, PLTW invites you to submit your application today. PLTW accepts applications on a rolling basis, and once you’ve applied, your district or school will be considered for new opportunities as they become available.

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