Help For Those Being Released From Prison

Through virtual reality scenarios, students look to help soon-to-be-released inmates navigate the modern world.

via Illinois designs could help ease the post-prison transition: BTN LiveBIG — Big Ten Network


Something New in Agriculture at the University of Illinois

Rolling quietly through crop rows, TerraSentia is a phenotyping machine – literally.

via How this tiny Illinois robot could have big implications in agriculture: BTN LiveBIG — Big Ten Network

Lovie Smith a Strong Leader For Illini

Lovie Smith is beginning his second week of games as head coach for  University of Illinois football. His first win came over Murray State, a score of 52-3. But this week Smith’s focus is on North Carolina and his own team. The new coach talks about his team improving each week as the season progresses. Smith has a cool confidence that I have never seen in an Illini football coach. He believes in his team, and wants them to play to the best of their ability. I see a leader here. A man who knows where he wants his team to go, and will do everything he can to get them there. It will be interesting to see how far he can take them.