Students build a circuitboard during an electrical engineering lab

Active Learning at Illinois Tech

Active Learning Programs


An Illinois Tech bragging right for 25 years, the IPRO Program mimics real-world project teams, challenging you to work with your fellow students to address issues that matter.

Active learning

How do you take your educational experience to the next level? Begin with Elevate, a special program just for Illinois Tech students that connects you with internships, research projects, study abroad opportunities, and more.

Active learning

Our on-campus innovation hub gives you access to advanced tools and training programs that will prepare you to create new products and think like a tech leader.

Active learning

Our state-of-the-art maker space is equipped with the tools you need to turn your ideas into reality.

Active learning

Illinois Tech’s distinctive leadership training program teaches you how to be an effective leader and team member, offering courses, retreats, and a certificate option.

IFSH students study food bacteria samples in a lab

When it comes to research at Illinois Tech, it’s all about access. Students can work on research projects in as early as year one. Opportunities abound through our Elevate program, individual colleges and schools, our Office of Research, academic student groups, and more.

“By taking part in the Museum of Science and Industry volunteer and intern program (available exclusively to Illinois Tech students), I discovered my passion and aptitude for education. I would have never realized how much I value helping others learn without this experience.”

—Henry White (Aerospace Engineering 3rd Year), Mosca, Colorado

“The Armour R&D Summer Immersion Program was an awesome experience where I worked with a professor in BME on a team of upperclassman to create a software toolbox to better help surgeons analyze images in FGS.”

—Monica Bhagavan (Biomedical Engineering 4th Year), Westmont, Illinois

“Illinois Tech has the resources of the city, its supporters, its staff, its alumni, and students that are unparalleled to other universities in the area. The hands-on learning that Illinois Tech offers leads you to discover yourself to solve problems in creative fashions that not only apply to the problem at hand, but to everything you do from here on out.”

—Andrew Jiang (Architecture 5th Year), Madison, Wisconsin