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(Civil Engineering ’69, M.S. Civil Engineering ’71)

When it comes to building Chicago’s famed skyline, there are few people who are more knowledgeable than Bob Johnson. After earning his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Illinois...


(Biomedical Engineering ’13)

Before a sleep and respiratory care device from Philips gets sold, Sally Zheng leads the effort to ensure that all materials used in the device are biocompatible. “As biosafety engineers, we are the...


Labor and Employment Law '06

Michael Wilder '06 made a living helping companies navigate affirmative action audits. Now the organization that he created provides peer support for Black male attorneys worldwide.


Labor and Employment Law '08

Jessica Muench ’04 says it was tough having national pundits critique the flagship program of the diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy she helped build at United Airlines. For her, that meant the change was real.


(M.S. Civil Engineering ’14)

At Elevate, a nonprofit whose mission is to ensure that the benefits of clean energy reach those who need it the most, Honnie Aguilar Leinartas is the lead engineer for its single-family...


(Electrical Engineering, M.S. Electrical Engineering ’22)

As a technical program manager at Tesla, Ava Kelly is responsible for the beginning-to-end process of launching new power electronics products, starting from the initial concept and taking a product...