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Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Located at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Opened 1989

About the Institute

As on of Dr. Beckman's alma maters, the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign was a clear choice for a location to support an Institute. Working with Dr. Ted Brown, a plan for a unique new venture in multidisciplinary research at the university was formed. The Beckman Institute is a community of scholars and a physical space to foster collaboration, inspire bold scientific risk-taking, and nurture disruptive ideas. The Institute was founded to reduce barriers between traditional science and technology disciplines in order to yield research advances that otherwise would not occur.

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