Grainger Computing Innovation Prize—Information Session and Registration


August 31, 2022
12:45–1:45 p.m.
Hermann Hall Ballroom

There will be an opportunity to ask questions, mingle with other students and mentors, and form teams for the competition. Lunch will be provided.

You must sign up to attend the event.

About the Grainger Computing Innovation Prize
The Grainger Computing Innovation Prize calls on Illinois Tech students to develop creative technology solutions to some of the most challenging problems facing the world today: health disparities, climate change, and the need for sustainable, smart infrastructure. The competition will take place over the fall 2022 semester.

Tackle these challenging problems to win your share of a total of $30,000 in prizes:

1st Place Team: $15,000
2nd Place Team: $10,000
3rd Place Team: $5,000

The Grainger Computing Innovation Prize was established through a generous endowed gift from The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, that provides substantive support to a broad range of organizations, including educational, medical, cultural, and human services institutions.

Registration is Open
Registration is now open for teams of two (2) to five (5) Illinois Tech students. Individuals who may need help forming or joining a team are also welcome to register. Interdisciplinary solutions and creative thinking are welcomed and encouraged. All bachelor’s and master’s students are eligible, but entries must involve an element of computing.

Competition Updates
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