The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has unveiled the Siebel Center for Design – a new state-of-the-art facility that will be a campus-wide hub to cultivate interdisciplinary design thinking and innovation – funded in large part by a $25 million lead gift from the Thomas and Stacey Siebel Foundation.

Experts have heralded Siebel’s vision for bringing students together from various fields (e.g.‚ computer science‚ history‚ biology‚ business‚ mechanical engineering‚ and fine arts) to work on groundbreaking projects‚ solve real-world problems‚ and make significant impact in the world.