Asadi lab )D_190927_0755 2400x1200

Armour R&D Summer Research Immersion

Engineering students seeking a hands-on, leading-edge summer research experience are invited to apply to the Armour R&D Summer Research Immersion Program in the global city of Chicago. This unique, competitive program offers a diverse range of engineering research projects with faculty mentors across all engineering disciplines.

The Armour R&D Summer Research Immersion Program includes weekly seminars, field trips, and a culminating expo in which students present their research findings to engineering faculty and industry representatives from Chicago-area companies.

This exciting program is 20 hours per week for eight weeks. Students selected to participate will register for ENGR 498/499 and earn three engineering credits upon successful completion of the research program. Information on fees can be found here.

Once you have been admitted to a research opportunity, you will receive an email with registration information. Please follow the steps below to register as soon as the application cycle begins.

Registration for Admitted Students

  1. Once you have been admitted you may register by logging into myIIT at Your student ID (CWID), registration PIN, and username will be emailed to you when you are admitted. It begins with an A. (Your initial password is: MMDDXXXX (where, MMDD is the two-digit month and day you were born, and XXXX is the last four digits of your CWID.)
  2. From myIIT, click on the Academics tab. Under Registration Tools, click on Add or Drop Classes.
  3. Select Summer 2020 from the drop-down menu, then click Submit.
  4. Look up the research opportunity that you have been admitted to and add it to your schedule.

If you decide to drop an opportunity, please login to myIIT and follow the same process as when you registered. Illinois Tech does not automatically drop students who do not attend.


Students are welcome to apply for summer housing through the Office of Residence Life. Housing will be provided in McCormick Student Village. Once you have been admitted to conduct your research at Illinois Tech and have completed the intent to enroll form, you will need to complete your housing contract and select a meal plan by going to

Should you have questions or need assistance during the room reservation process, please contact Residence Life by emailing or by calling 312.567.5075.

You can view the housing and meal plan rates on the Residence Life website.


Tuition will be charged at the per credit hour rate published for the summer 2020 semester. If you are sponsored by group or a partner university please refer to this page.

Payments for student accounts can be made online or by mail. For security purposes, credit card payments are accepted exclusively through our online payment system. Your online student account, as well as official bills, can be found through the myIIT portal Finances tab by following the Manage My Student Account link.


We will have a welcoming and information session for all research students at 6 p.m. on the day of your check in. In this orientation you will learn more about the campus, meet people, and hear from the consulate. Orientation will begin at 8 p.m. on the Sunday of move in, and all students are expected to attend.

Add-on Courses

You can take advantage of your time during the summer at Illinois Tech by enrolling in additional engineering courses instructed by our world-class faculty that may be transferable to your home institutions.

Armour College of Engineering

10 West 33rd Street | Perlstein Hall, Suite 224 | Chicago, IL | 60616