Lewis College of Human Sciences is a college rich with both passion and innovative solutions around the issues humans face in our rapidly advancing technological world. Uniquely positioned at Chicago’s only tech-focused university, our departments of humanities, psychology, and social sciences are leaders in forward-thinking scholarship at the intersection of humanity and technology.
Associate Professor of Psychology Greg Chasson has published his research findings from a 2018 and 2019 pilot test in which he used virtual reality interior design software as a motivational tool for...
TRANSCRIPT So our long-distance relationship research, we've conducted two studies on that to date. And in the first study, we compared people in LDR, or long-distance relationships, to people in...
In the mid-1990s toy, game, and software companies launched a surge of products geared toward girls in what would later be called the Games for Girls movement. The effort, motivated by both the sales...
Tackling Gun Violence as a Public Health Issue
Associate Professor of Psychology Arlen Moller offers a course designed to give students the tools to explore this issue from a public health and communications perspective.Learn More
Improving the City He Loves
As a first-generation college student at Illinois Tech, Allan Huang (CECD ’18) knew the challenges that can come with immigrating to a new country—his parents did it.Learn More
How Video Games Can Help Kids Learn
Associate Professor of Digital Humanities and Media Studies Carly Kocurek explains how video games, even non-educational ones, can be used to help children learn. She also offers helpful tips for parents to deal with their kids’ outbursts surrounding screen time.Learn More
A passionate environmental advocate, Brian Gomez hit the ground running upon graduation, putting his education to use for organizations working to improve Chicago and protect our planet.Brian Gomez (CECD ’18)
For alumna Amy Kamin, digital humanities was irresistible. Now she is utilizing her wealth of student experience as a product operations specialist at a CBD company focused on women’s wellness.Amy Kamin (DHUM ’18)
Now a Ph.D. student studying American urban politics and police violence, Denzel Avant credits Illinois Tech for hooking him on research. He also has some useful advice for undergraduates.Denzel Avant (PS ’12)
Originally from Pakistan and the first woman in her family to graduate from college, Mehak Hafeez has launched her career as a psychotherapist in Chicago.Mehak Hafeez (PSYC ’17, M.S. REHC ’19)
Now a full-time lecturer on game development, alumnus Michael DeAnda is teaching the next generation of game designers to consider inclusivity and the cultural stories their games can tell.Michael DeAnda (THUM ’19)
Industrial-organizational psychology alumnus Trenton Adams expanded his ability to understand and communicate data as a graduate student at Illinois Tech. Now he’s putting those skills to use for United Airlines.Trenton Adams (M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology ’18)
“The incredible people I met and the mentors I gained in my undergraduate time at Illinois Tech truly shaped the person I am today, and it continues to shape me as I progress through graduate school. I left my undergraduate career feeling confident that I could achieve anything I put my mind to, and that I had the skills to do so thanks to the university.”
“I really enjoyed the courses I took here and thought they struck a balance between academic and hands-on. I took a mix of policy and economics classes that blended well together and was given the freedom to pursue my own interests, namely environmental policy, in these settings. Other students were excited to learn and good to work with. Professors made time for students and being in a smaller degree program helped with 1-1 support. I really enjoyed the chance I had to take some graduate courses as well as the IPRO courses.”
“As a student, I was able to participate in some amazing opportunities, like becoming a research assistant for two professors, presenting research findings at symposiums, winning an entrepreneurial hackathon, studying in Japan, and attending a professional conference, among other things. These have been great talking points in interviews and at networking events. Perhaps the faculty at Illinois Tech would be the most unique aspect of the institution. The impact of these wonderful people on my life was immeasurable. Their confidence in me, an undergrad, helped me find my value and view it from a new perspective. They empowered me to be myself.”