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Armour R&D gives undergraduate engineering students at Illinois Tech opportunities for hands-on work and direct experience with the research and development process.  

As an Armour R&D participant, you’ll receive a stipend to work with a faculty member, gaining valuable research and development experience and professional mentorship.

With a range of projects, including researching water desalination methods, detecting Alzheimer’s disease using MRI, and developing open-source GPS, Armour R&D offers opportunities both for students interested in discovering fundamental science and students who want to develop and implement technology that is based on research findings.

This year-round program offers you the chance to work on projects that tackle real-world problems while gaining skills that are highly valued in the engineering profession.

Participants selected for this competitive program conduct their project over the course of 10 weeks during the semester and showcase their work at the Armour R&D Expo.

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Students develop a proposal in conjunction with a faculty member for the project they will complete during their Armour R&D semester. This proposal is submitted in the Armour R&D application, and students are selected for the program based on their submitted proposal. 

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Making an Impact


Years of Armour R&D


Undergraduate Research Projects Funded


Student Participated for Multiple Semesters

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