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Giving To Informatics

Your Support is Vital to the ongoing success of our dynamic interdisciplinary program. Annual giving supports speakers, graduate student travel, conference participation, and secures the ability to offer our campus wide engagement programs that positively impact youth, community members, and students in our diverse community.

Advance Interdisciplinary Study

Informatics Programs Annual Fund

Informatics brings together faculty and senior researchers as well as graduate students and industry partners to conduct cutting edge research in areas from the natural sciences, engineering and business to the humanities and social sciences. Informatics fosters collaborations with industry and outside organizations to invent the information environments of the future. Your support directly impacts the ability for graduate students in all focus areas to gain vital access to national and global conferences, secure dynamic industry leading speakers, and ensures ongoing field training for faculty and staff.

Seed Inovation

CUC Fab Lab General Support Fund

The Champaign Urbana Community Fab Lab  is an open collaborative, capacity-building makerspace. We strive to enable makers of all kinds through instruction, open access, mentoring, community engagement, and research. Serving the campus and CU community for over 10 years the Fab Lab sees over 2400 visitors a year, hosts 13 UIUC courses in areas like The Design of Usable Information Interfaces, Escape Room, Game Studies, and Technology and Costume Craft. Your donation will directly impact the ongoing effort to serve the community and campus simultaneously, keep materials and machine access open and affordable, and continue to support local artist, makers, students, and entrepreneurs.

CUC Fab Lab Laser Fund

The Laser Machine continues to be one of the most used and loved tools at the CUC Fab Lab. From Krannert set design to local hand made earrings the Laser is always busy cutting expert shapes. Your donation will enable open, affordable Laser access to community members and students for years to come.

Build the Future

CUC Fab Lab Summer Camp Scholarship Fund

Fabrication and design skills supercharge young people’s creativity and provide a route to help learners develop autonomy, agency, and to understand themselves as in charge of their own knowledge production. Your donation can jump start the future of youth in our community. A one week, half day session of summer camp provides 15 hours of access to fabrication tools, the support of highly trained staff, and camaraderie of like minded peers