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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.

Students may select a project proposed by a faculty member or develop a proposal for a project in conjunction with a faculty member.  

Applications for the spring 2023 semester are open and will be close at 5 p.m. CST on December 22. To see open projects and submit an application, visit the Elevate Armour R&D posting. The spring 2023 Armour R&D program runs from February 6 to April 28.

Students involved in the spring 2023 semester can expect to participate in the Armour R&D Workshop in March, the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS), and the Armour R&D Expo in April. 

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Turning Research into Real-World Impact

Through Armour R&D, Pulkita Jain (CHE ’22) worked on an algorithm to make life easier for people with Type 2 diabetes and found her passion for research.


Making an Impact


Years of Armour R&D


Undergraduate Research Projects Funded


Student Participated for Multiple Semesters

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