The University of Chicago
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since its 1890 founding. Today, the University is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to its Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping the University at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.
More than 2,100 full-time academic staff teach or conduct research at the University of Chicago, developing discoveries and new technologies that make a difference. Their achievements are reflected in the more than 85 Nobel Prize winners and eight National Medal of Science recipients who have been associated with the University throughout its history. Furthermore, the University boasts more than 160 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and 43 members of the National Academy of Sciences currently on the faculty.
The University of Chicago is also noteworthy for having been the sole operator of the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory since its charter in 1946, guiding Argonne to its present position of research excellence. Now, the University continues its stewardship role for Argonne through UChicago Argonne, LLC. One of Argonne’s important missions is the design, construction and operation of major national user facilities—large, unique facilities used for cutting-edge research by the scientific community. Researchers on site collaborate with outside users across the scientific and engineering spectrum. The technical capabilities of Argonne are supplemented by integration with the economics, social science and public policy programs of the University, bringing multiple perspectives to science, energy and national security issues.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and specialty consulting. Jacobs serves a broad range of companies and organizations; including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. Jacobs’ global network includes more than 200 offices in more than 25 countries, with operations in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, India, Australia, Africa and Asia. The company was founded in 1947, and is headquartered in Pasadena, California.