Choose your opportunity

Giving to ECE ILLINOIS allows you to support students as they embark on and continue earning a world-class education, and faculty members, as they conduct research that is changing the world. Learn more about our giving opportunities.

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Support ECE students through the Engineering Visionary Scholarship Initiative. It will raise a $100 million endowment to bring the nation's best students to the College of Engineering and ECE ILLINOIS by making college more affordable.

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The New ECE Building Fund supports the new home of ECE ILLINOIS. The fund is growing to help us reach and exceed $95 million to build and sustain the new ECE Building, where thousands of students will earn a world-class education and faculty are conducting research that continues to solve society’s greatest challenges.

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The ECE Trust fund supports a wide variety of departmental needs, such as student travel to conferences, independent study research, and much more. If you'd like to make a gift that supports the department in general, select this fund.

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The Siddarth “Sid” Muthal Memorial ECE Undergraduate Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award Fund was established to honor Sid. Sid graduated from ECE ILLINOIS in May 2015 with his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He planned to start graduate school in the Fall of 2016 when his life was tragically cut short. An entrepreneur himself, the award is dedicated to the spirit with which Sid lived and illuminated every moment of his life and of those around him.

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The ECE Department, with the help of Lolita Chuang, has established the Professor Shun-Lien Chuang Memorial Fund for Excellence in Graduate Education. This fund recognizes outstanding ECE graduate students each year who exemplify Professor Chuang’s work ethic and passion for people.

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The ECE Alumni Scholarship is presented annually to an ECE ILLINOIS student who has a financial need and shows a good academic record.

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ECE Faculty Catalyst Awards assist ECE ILLINOIS in recruiting the finest faculty members, both the young rising stars in their fields, and seasoned, mid-career leaders. These awards, which ECE ILLINOIS will match dollar-for-dollar in increments of $250,000, provide competitive start-up packages for new faculty members. Gifts of any size are welcome.

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The Elsa and Floyd Dunn Endowed Fund has been established in the ECE Department at Illinois to honor the memory of Floyd and Elsa. 

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This scholarship was established by in honor of Emma Marshall, a long-time employee of ECE ILLINOIS.

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This fund honors the memory of Professor George Anner and his nearly three decades of service to ECE ILLINOIS.

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This fund provides support for the undergraduate Fabrication Laboratory and ECE 444, IC Device Theory and Fabrication.

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Professor Joseph W. Lyding has been mentoring students and conducting brilliant research since being recruited to campus by John Bardeen. Lyding’s work focuses on applying carbon nanoelectronics for future semiconducting device applications. The Joseph W. Lyding Endowed Scholarship Fund benefits deserving undergraduate students who exemplify that same passion and commitment to advancing engineering.

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Named in honor of a former ECE faculty member and dean of the College of Engineering, this fund provides a fellowship to outstanding PhD candidates.

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This scholarship honors Dr. Milton Feng, who with Nick Holonkyak Jr. invented the first transistor laser and demonstrated with oxide VCSELs the fastest U.S. transmission of error-free data over fiber-optic networks.

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The Peter W. Sauer Endowment Fund supports undergraduate and graduate students in honor of Professor Peter W. Sauer.

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Since 1987, Professor Wen-mei Hwu has been a pioneer in computer engineering teaching and research for ECE ILLINOIS.  Over the years, he has been a steadfast mentor, teacher, and positive influence on numerous students. The Wen-mei W. Hwu Endowed Fund will support outstanding computer engineering graduate students.

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This fund and award recognizes Dr. Timothy Trick's leadership of ECE ILLINOIS from 1985 to 1995, when he served as department head. The award is given annually to a student in recognition of good scholarship and demonstrated ability as a future leader of people.

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This fund honors the memory of one of engineering’s most distinguished educators, as well as a former department head of ECE ILLINOIS and dean of the College of Engineering.

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This fund honors the memory and achievements of Y.T. Lo. Among his many innovations were the broadband television receiving antenna.

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Contact Us

Allison Winter

Associate Director of Advancement
1062 ECE Building
(217) 244-8307
awinter@illinois.edu