Grainger Computing Innovation Prize – Information Session and Registration

Sign up to attend an information session for the Grainger Computing Innovation Prize:

Sep 1, 2021 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.

Sign up to attend the event using this link.

Face coverings will be required. Even if you are fully vaccinated, all students, staff, faculty, and guests must wear a face covering indoors. The university will review and revise the mask protocol as appropriate given changes to state and city public health guidelines.

About the Grainger Computing Innovation Prize

The inaugural 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 2021 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 to five 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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