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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.



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.

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

—Melanie Standish (PSYC ’17, Ph.D. Industrial-Organizational Psychology Student)

Melanie Standish

“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.”

—Brian Gomez (CECD ’18)

Brian Gomez

“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.”

—Amy Kamin (Digital Humanities ’18)

Amy Kamin