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The Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) offers programs for faculty that promote high-quality teaching and act as catalysts for innovation in education, particularly at the undergraduate level.  AE3 quickly builds relationships with faculty upon joining The Grainger College of Engineering through our yearlong new faculty program. From there, we work to sustain and to expand faculty engagement in several communities of practice that encourage networking, shared learning, and collaborative production among tenure-line faculty, specialized faculty, and colleagues from across our campus.  Through AE3’s support of these communities of practice, faculty advance new endeavors in teaching and learning that directly impact the student experience at Illinois and contribute to the field of engineering education, nationally and internationally. 

“For the first time, I see us teaching like we do research: working collaboratively as faculty and feeding off each other’s excitement and knowledge to innovate in our courses.” —Matthew West, Associate Professor, Mechanical Science & Engineering

Recent AE3 Events


2021 Spring Distinguished Lecture with Dr. Julie Martin (includes Q+A)

AE3’s Celebration of Teaching

Additional Events

All 2021 AE3 Events

Events Archive

AE3 Upcoming Events

  • 2022 AE3 Celebration of TeachingApril 13, 2022

    Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education (AE3) Celebration of Teaching April 15, 20221pm-3pm CIF Auditorium (0027/1025) Program Welcome and Introduction Jay Mann, Director AE3 Remarks Philippe Geubelle, Executive Associate Dean Introduction of Featured Speaker Blake Johnson, Entrepreneurial Mindset Fellow Reflections Dr. Charles (Chuck) L. Tucker, IIIFormer Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and InnovationResearch Professor; Alexander […]

  • 2022-2023 SIIP Information Session & RFPFebruary 1, 2022

    2022-2023 SIIP RFP Preproposals may be submitted online HERE. All final proposals should be submitted by March 11, 2022. Proposals may be submitted online HERE. All final proposals should be submitted by April 29, 2022. 2022-2023 SIIP Information Session Click here for more SIIP information

  • LIGHTNING SYMPOSIUM Fall 2021: Stronger Together– Increasing Student Learning Through Collaborative ActivitiesNovember 8, 2021

    In 3-minute lightning rounds, our colleagues will share some of their best approaches to support meaningful collaborative learning opportunities for their students.  Following the presentations, we will open the floor for questions from attendees. Wednesday, November 10th @10am Presenters: Jared Bronski: Mathematics Liia Butler: Computer Science Jer-Chin (Luke) Chuang: Mathematics Jacob Henschen: Civil & Environmental […]

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