The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) provided a significant infusion of funding for universities and laboratories in Illinois to enhance their research and commercialization activities. Two and a half years later, we highlight some of this groundbreaking work. This edition of ISTC Catalyst highlights ARRA driven activities in Illinois.

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Argonne Director Dr.Eric Isaacs talks about ARRA Projects at Argonne


Illinois ARRA Broadband Awardees Looking to the Future of Internet in Illinois

ARRA Funding Supports Construction on Research Facility at the National Agricultural Utilization Research Center in Peoria

City of Chicago Celebrates Opening of Compressed National Gas (CNG) Fueling Stations and the Growth of CNG Vehicles to Chicago’s Taxi Fleet

Floodplains + Recovery Act = Community Benefits

ARRA Funds Triple the Number of Weatherized Homes

A Living Laboratory: Smart Grid Education & Workforce Training at IIT

ARRA Supported Research at UIC

ARRA Funds Support Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure in Illinois

University of Chicago ARRA Award Highlights

Northwestern University ARRA Project Profiles

Fermilab and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Northern Illinois University ARRA Research Highlights

ARRA Supported Research at Argonne National Laboratory

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