BTN LiveBIG: Best of … Illinois
At the intersection of academics and innovation lie Champaign and Urbana.
In information technology and computer science in particular, Illinois excels. From famous figures like Larry Ellison and Marc Andreessen to lesser-known — but just as important — ones like Charlie Catlett and Ben Grosser, the university continues to attract and produce top-tier talent in this area.
Here’s a look at LiveBIG stories that show how Illinois shines in STEM and other fields: