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Engineering Quad Statues: "Computing a Future" a.k.a. Grainger Bob

Statues on the North and John Bardeen Engineering Quad

The Statue: "Computing a Future"

The statue of a bronze man sitting outside the Grainger Engineering Library and Information Center, commonly known as Grainger Bob, is officially entitled "Computing a Future." More information about the sculpture can be found through the resources below.

The Artist: J. Seward Johnson, Jr.

"Computing a Future" was created by J. Seward Johnson, Jr. Information about his life and other works can be found through the resources below.


Follow Grainger Bob on Twitter. The account is maintained by the Engineering Department.

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Grainger Engineering Library
1301 W. Springfield Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
Subjects: Engineering