Throughout the year, Pre-College Programs at Illinois Tech partners with academic departments and other Chicago area organizations to provide educational and experiential learning opportunities for students across the region. Here are a few of the programs we collaborate on throughout the year.
TechTeams International Design Thinking
Illinois Tech is excited to partner with the KAUST School in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia and George Westinghouse Preparatory High School in Chicago, USA for the inaugural TechTeams Design Thinking Program in February 2021! For a one-month period, the Illinois Tech Pre-College team will meet with select students from both schools together for a series of virtual field trips, coordinating time zones, where all students sign on together for their respective locations. Students will learn about the design thinking process, rooted in Illinois Tech's areas of expertise in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Between meetings, students will work on an interdisciplinary project modeled off of Illinois Tech's signature Interprofessional Projects Program (IPRO). Students will share their interdisciplinary projects with peers worldwide, learning about local context and cultures, and will earn a certificate commemorating their completion of the program.