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Continual Innovation

Through science, engineering, and human ingenuity, the College of ACES is bringing new ideas to life, constantly developing technologies and systems to improve the world, ultimately affecting the way we live and work.

A World with Abundant Food

The College of ACES is helping feed the world’s population—even as it continues to grow—through scientific discoveries and practical solutions in research.

A Healthy World

The College of ACES is using the latest scientific advances, ranging from molecular biology to the management of landscapes, to improve the health and wellness of people, animals, plants, and the environment.

Productive, Empowered Communities

The College of ACES helps people live more productively so they can also strengthen their communities and contribute answers to society’s most challenging issues.

Financial Security

The College of ACES helps people make better decisions in their jobs and for their families, giving them knowledge and tools to achieve financial security and success, as a foundation for purposeful and fulfilling lives.
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Nationally ranked agricultural and biological engineering program

Lucas Frye

Lucas Frye is now two for two in receiving prestigious awards sponsored by the University of Illinois Technology Entrepreneur Center. He can now add the the Illinois Innovation Prize to the list.

Don Ort

Donald Ort, professor in the University of Illinois Departments of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, one of the highest professional honors a scientist can receive.

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#askACES: From Toys to Tools: Robotic vehicles in agriculture

Once used as toys, drones are quickly becoming a valuable tool for agriculturalists. Find out why drones and small agricultural robots are capturing the attention of hobbyists and agribusinesses alike from Dr. Girish Chowdhary of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and Dennis Bowman of University of Illinois Extension.