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


Ph.D. candidate Monika Sziron has always been passionate about farming and agriculture—areas that are intertwining with AI more than ever before—and that passion drives her to shed more light on AI’s impact in shaping agricultural policy.


Nearly 100 teams of Illinois Tech students presented their solutions to real-world problems, including those of an ice cream shop in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, during the Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program’s end-of-semester showcase.


As more sophisticated robotics systems are created, smarter methods will be needed to get these complex systems to complete complicated tasks. Esteban Lopez (ME ’20, M.S. MAE Candidate) is focusing on reinforcement learning to help address that need.



A new publication from clinical psychology second-year doctoral student Hannah VanLandingham and Assistant Professor of Psychology Rachael Ellison offers an updated review on the impact of stereotype threat on cognition, with a specific focus on Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) and consideration of our current socio-political climate. 

Future Education Center in Kenya

Architecture student Hyungdoo Youn researched and designed an educational center within five days and was named the winner of the 120 HOURS international competition.


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.   

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.  

Find an Opportunity