Ruchika Akhand Wins the Kaplan Scholar Position


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Congratulations to Master of Information Technology & Management student Ruchika Akhand who won the Kaplan Scholar position at the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Illinois Tech was looking for one Engineering or SAT graduate student to be part of the university’s new Innovation and Entrepreneurship initiative. As a Kaplan Scholar, Ruchika Akhand will work with the Kaplan Institute’s new Academic Director, Dr. Anijo Mathew, on enabling and empowering innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives focused on long-term human impact. The Kaplan Scholar Program is a highly selective program that will give a group of Illinois Tech students a unique once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to shape the future of the new Ed Kaplan Institute and innovation initiatives on campus. Ruchika Akhand was recommended for the position by Adarsh Arora, Ph.D., Industry Professor of ITM and Coleman Entrepreneur-in-Residence.