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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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Salute to Ag

Salute to Ag Day Registration is open! Join us for a special ACES celebration of agriculture on September 9. Prior to watching the Illini take on Western Kentucky, we invite you to enjoy a tailgate including a short program hosted by WGN’s Orion Samuelson.

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.


#askACES: Life Hacks 101: Tackling stress and increasing recovery

Stress is a part of life – but it doesn’t have to rule your life! Join us for a Twitter chat on August 24 from noon to 1 p.m. with ACES experts Dr. Erica Thieman and Chelsey Byers Gerstenecker to learn how stress and recovery work in humans and impact brain health. Use #askACES to ask your questions and engage in the conversation!