Champaign Caterpillar Innovation Center

1904 S. First St. Champaign, IL

The Caterpillar Champaign Innovation Center brings together resources from key fields for the company’s research and development efforts, including engineering, computer science, operations research, and statistics, to drive innovative development through data analysis. The CIC also utilizes simulation technology to optimize product and process designs while reducing overall development time and cost. The center addresses engineering design issues such as materials processing, manufacturing processing, and structural analysis.

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Position and Skills at Caterpillar Innovation Center

  • Caterpillar previously has hired students studying agricultural & biological engineering, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, computer science, computer engineering, electrical engineering, engineering mechanics, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, industrial engineering, and statistics.
  • Caterpillar looks for students with strong technical, communication skills, and have involvement in student organizations on campus.