By the Numbers | July 2021

Appears in the July 2021 issue.


The funds awarded by the National Institutes of Health to Northern Illinois University for its FoodMaster initiative, a tool to teach mathematics and science. The NIH grant aims to expand the existing FoodMASTER initiative science curriculum to K–12 teachers and educators throughout Illinois and nationally.


The number of policies recommended to reduce the number of people killed each year by gun violence in Illinois, according to a new evidence-based report authored by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research.


The cost of a new robot developed by a team of engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign. The UVBot can destroy 99 percent of COVID-19 particles and can be used to disinfect classrooms, office, and public transportation vehicles.