Workshops and Training

Training Programs and Workshops

The Uneasy Relationship Between Science and Politics

Join us for a roundtable discussion led by José Andino Martinez, Department of Chemistry, focused on the uneasy relationship between science and politics and how that relationship currently plays out across our world. The panelists include Don Wuebbles, Prebble Professor in Atmospheric Sciences; David Sekposki, Siebel Chair in History of Science; and Juliana Fedoce, Physics and Chemistry, Federal University of Itajubá, Brazil.
This event is the first in our “Global STEAM in an Age of Crisis” roundtable discussion series. For more information and to see future events schedule, please visit our website at

Contextual Engineering Faculty Workshop

Contextual Engineering at University of Illinois is emerging as a critical discipline for globally minded engineers, as is demonstrated by multi- disciplinary research efforts that extend beyond campus to universities on six continents. But how do we evolve traditional pedagogies to meaningfully bring together the social science and humanitarian disciplines within engineering education? Join your faculty colleagues from ABE, ACE, African Studies, Anthropology, BioE, CEE, ECE, Education, FAA, Geology, Global Studies, History, ICI, ISEE, Latin American Studies, NPRE, MechSE, NRES, Sociology, and many more academic units in exploring the potential for cross-campus collaborations to transform the technical process.

To learn more about Contextual Engineering, visit our University of Illinois research group website at

Building Sciences

ICRT hosts regular training programs for professionals in the Building Science industry.  Learn more about the Building Sciences programs.

Other Recent Training Programs

"Learn to write a winning proposal" 

In October 2017, ARI hosted an expert consultant from the Document Lab for a workshop with ARI researchers and faculty from the Grainger College of Engineering to help improve their skills in writing a winning proposal. Holly and her team led 4 proposal-training sessions over 3 days, including an overview, the tools needed for compliance and integration, the design of strategy and messaging and the use of graphics to improve scoring. The sessions made use of examples from the real world and were personalized to address the needs of audience. The sessions were also attended by members of the Office of Proposal Development from campus.   

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