Featured Student Research

Illinois Tech provides a distinctively rich environment where students can conduct research. Students come to our university to learn from world-renowned faculty who are pursuing cutting-edge work in important tech-driven fields. At Illinois Tech they find a supportive community where research is valued as a vital part of the academic experience.

The result: our students are thriving in the field, the lab, and in the community, applying the outcomes of their research to improve the world around them. 

Student Research at Illinois Tech

Andy De Fonesca

Andy de Fonesca (AE 3rd Year), founder of the Chicago branch of The Planetary Society, has received a Brooke Owens Fellowship, giving her the opportunity to spend this summer as an intern at Stratolaunch, an aerospace company credited for building the world’s largest airplane.


Ursula Hersh

Ursula Hersh (CECD, M.P.A. 3rd Year) began the campus group Female Empowerment Movement to focus on female concerns regarding sex education, body issues, relationships with oneself and others, the campus environment, and sexism.   

DoD Cyber Scholarship Program

Besides covering his tuition and book costs, the cyber award will provide Mark Littlefield with years of work experience with the United States Department of Defense.

Student Research Collaboration Nets Grants

Long-distance collaborations between an Illinois Tech applied math student and new student colleagues in California result in an Interdisciplinary Opportunity Award from the Center for Multiscale Cell Fate Research. 

Graduate Student Honored with U.S. DOE Fellowship

David Arnold (EE/M.S. CPE '19) has earned a graduate fellowship from the United States Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy's Integrated University Program for his work on cybersecurity within the internet of things.

A research student builds a solar fuel cell at Armour

Engage in Powerful Research

Illinois Tech students can take part in a broad range of research projects at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  

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