We Are Here For You

The IEFX faculty and staff are committed to your success. We are part of the Academy for Excellence in Engineering Education, which is under the Undergraduate Programs Office of the college. You can find us in 101 Engineering Hall.

Building Community

The Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance the learning experience of every first-year student in Engineering at Illinois. Your aspirations are respected, supported, and fostered within the programmatic initiatives that lay a solid foundation for their collegiate career. It kicks off with Launch, the official welcome event to Engineering at Illinois, the Saturday before classes begin. Then proceeds with courses, events, and sub-programs that build community and helps students build a strong sense of engineering identity.

Celebrating Diversity

Our differences are a source of new perspective and potential. If we hope to solve the grand challenges of our time, then building community and celebrating diversity is essential. IEFX values students of different abilities, ages, colors, philosophies, gender orientations, cultures, nationalities, family backgrounds, personal styles, life and educational experiences.

Creating Leaders

We want education to enhance creativity in ways that help graduates become international leaders who envision innovations addressing society’s challenges; leaders who imagine and implement new ideas with impact. IEFX aims to help students own their education, enhance their creativity, and maximize their innovation potential.