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My journey at Illinois

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When I reflect back on the beginnings of my journey at Illinois, I am so grateful for how things have played out and the position I am in now. When I was initially applying for college, I nearly didn't apply to Illinois at all. I had my heart set on going out of state for years, and because of this, I hadn't even considered making an application. Fortunately, when I told a friend this, they instantly made me question my decision and strongly advised that I reconsider. I think about that moment a lot.

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ACES student takes advantage of opportunities in honors program

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When she arrived at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, Kelly Lanham was unfamiliar with the James Scholar Program.

Soil judging team qualifies for nationals

Soils are not just key to crop production and food security. They form the literal foundation supporting homes, roads, septic systems, and other essential infrastructure. That’s why students in NRES 285, a laboratory and field soil judging course, learn to identify important physical properties of soil. And they’re good at it.

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Puerto Rico case study sheds light on academic-NGO collaborations

Puerto Rico has faced several human-made and natural crises in recent years, including the devastating effects of Hurricane Maria in 2017. Building disaster resilience and recovery is crucial for community well-being and requires a comprehensive approach with cooperation from multiple organizations.

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Online master’s program provides flexibility for food science professionals

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Vanessa Herrera works at Conagra Brands as a principal development scientist in the meat snacks research and innovation team. She’s a student in the online Master of Science in Food Science program.

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