Category: STEM Talent

Illinois’ Leading Role in the Next Big Tech Disruption

By Andreas Cangellaris, Ph.D. Dean of the College of Engineering and Incoming Provost University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign   Computer scientists and engineers have always been comfortable with disruption. Where others see a threat, we see a promise. Where others wonder what will become of the world, we define what the world can become. Think […]

Harnessing Postdoc STEM Talent to Strengthen Illinois’ Innovation Ecosystem

Harnessing Postdoc STEM Talent to Strengthen Illinois’ Innovation Ecosystem

By Kristene Henne, Postdoctoral Program Lead, Leadership Institute, Argonne National Laboratory   The Illinois Innovation Index STEM Talent report released earlier this month highlighted the growth of Illinois’ production of degrees in STEM fields and specifically called out the state’s concentration of postdoctoral researchers as a key strength for the innovation economy. Indeed, postdocs represent some […]