ComEd has partnered with Illinois Institute of Technology on two Department of Energy grants to develop and test microgrid technology on Illinois Tech's Mies Campus and the Bronzeville neighborhood. A microgrid is a small electrical grid that is able to disconnect from the main grid to secure distribution during extreme weather events and during cyber or physical attacks. ComEd and Illinois Tech will work to connect a planned microgrid in the Bronzeville neighborhood to the existing IIT microgrid, creating one of the first microgrid clusters in the world.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) awarded the 2016 International Research Seed Funding grant to Brent Stephens, associate professor of architectural engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
Illinois Tech’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) chapter was recently awarded a $5,000 EWB-USA project grant, sponsored by the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE). The grant is offered annually to only one EWB student team nationwide.