"Academic redshirt" program gives students a boost
Rebecca Nash, ECE ILLINOIS
9/15/2016 2:12:43 PM
ECE Professor Lynford L Goddard, Physics Professor Kevin Pitts, and MechSE Professor Kimani Toussaint are co-PIs for the grant and will lead the effort to begin the program at Illinois. Boise State University and the University of California, San Diego will also begin their programs this year. University of Colorado, Boulder, University of Washington, and Washington State University already have academic redshirting, and the funding will further expand their programs.
The University of Illinois will start their program off with 25 students, according to an article published by illinoishomepage.net. Students and professors in the engineering department hope academic redshirting at Illinois is successful and continues to grow, bringing diversity to the college.
To read more about the new academic redshirt program at Illinois, check out this article posted on the College of Engineering website.
You can also find more information on this program in an article published by the News-Gazette highlighting ECE ILLINOIS student Leroy Cook's personal experiences in the College of Engineering.