On April 23, 2021, Illinois Institute of Technology held a virtual celebration honoring cell phone creator, Life Trustee, and friend, Martin “Marty” Cooper (EE ’50, M.S. ’57).

"The best way to think outside the box is to not create the box in the first place." - Marty Cooper

Enjoy this exclusive conversation between Marty Cooper (EE ’50, M.S. ’57) and Illinois Tech Board of Trustees Chair Michael P. Galvin (LAW '78) as they discuss Marty's book, innovation, leadership, and their shared experiences as Illinois Tech alumni.

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From Our Library

Marty Cooper was in the process of writing his now-published book when he sat down to talk with Illinois Tech magazine in 2015.

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