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Beyond its departments and research centers, Lewis College of Science and Letters is proud to offer additional opportunities, including research and service, that are open to the broader Illinois Tech community.

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Leadership Academy

Founded in 2000, the M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy at Illinois Tech is an undergraduate education initiative that trains students to be capable leaders and empowers them to inspire the same in others.

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Study Away Programs

Lewis College faculty lead summer study away programs that are open to undergraduate students from across the university. In recent years, groups have traveled to Japan and Scotland.

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Summer Research Stipends in the Sciences

Lewis College of Science and Letters offers a unique summer stipend program for students in biology, chemistry, and physics. Each summer, selected students are offered a $5,000 stipend to spend 10 weeks in a lab to conduct research with an Illinois Tech faculty member.

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Annual Writing Contest

The annual writing contest hosted by the Department of Humanities is a university tradition dating back more than 50 years. Undergraduates from across campus are invited to submit works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and freshman essays.

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Lewis College Roundtable

Established in 2015 and hosted each fall, the Lewis College Roundtable is an annual event open to the Illinois Tech community that brings together academics and industry experts to explore a chosen topic at the intersection of humanity and technology.

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Writing Center

The Writing Center was established in 1971 as a student resource that provides one-on-one tutoring sessions for undergraduate and graduate students. Staff are available for appointments during the fall and spring semesters.

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Lewis College of Science and Letters

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