Information Session on Wednesday, March 27, for Grainger Computing Innovation Prize

Sign up to attend an information session for the Grainger Computing Innovation Prize on Wednesday, March 27, 2024, from 12:45–1:45 p.m. in 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 to those who sign up by Friday, March 22.

About the Grainger Computing Innovation Prize:

The fourth annual Grainger Computing Innovation Prize calls on Illinois Tech students across campus to develop creative technology solutions to the most challenging problems facing our society today. The “Computing with Data and AI for Social Good” theme for the 2024 competition aims to tackle real-world problems in education, health, energy, public safety, transportation, economic development, sustainable smart infrastructure, and climate change.

Students are encouraged, through interdisciplinary teams, to leverage their skills in computing, big data, data science, and artificial intelligence toward creative and impactful uses of technology to improve the world. This competition targets innovation for societal good and is not a business plan competition. Successful entries must include some aspect of computing and demonstrate the work’s potential societal impact. We encourage teams this year to interface with new generative AI technologies to take their projects to the next level.

The competition will take place over the fall 2024 semester.

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

  • First Place Team: $15,000

  • Second Place Team: $10,000

  • Third 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.

If you have any questions about the Grainger Computing Innovation Prize competition, please contact