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Faculty Research

Faculty members in Illinois Tech's Lewis College of Science and Letters are at the leading edge of research, providing opportunities for students to discover new methods to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. Whether it’s discovering the health benefits of avocados, investigating how video games impact our lives, developing the world’s most powerful particle collider, rethinking the traditional 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. workday, or studying how political dynamics impact air pollution, Illinois Tech faculty can unravel mystery through research.

Visit the research pages of each of our departments to learn more about faculty research in Lewis College of Science and Letters.

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Award-Winning Work

Associate Professor of History Mar Hicks won the 2019 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize from the American Historical Association for their book, Programmed Inequality: How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing (MIT Press, 2018).

Yuri Mansury

Global Conversations

Associate Professor of Social Science Yuri Mansury gave an invited talk at Australian National University in the summer 2019, titled “How Much Agricultural Land Does It Take to Make Space for One Kilometre of High-Speed Rail Track? Evidence from China.”

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Researchers Aim to Treat Sleep Apnea with Drug, Not Machines

IIT Research Institute Director and President David McCormick is developing a drug to treat sleep apnea, a condition affecting 30 million Americans. The idea is that individuals with sleep apnea take a pill about 15 minutes before bed and get about six to seven good hours of sleep where they have very few, if any, apneas.

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