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(AE ’01)

Michael Buonanno works at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works division, leading the engineering development of the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology X-plane. The supersonic aircraft was commissioned by NASA...

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(Aerospace Engineering 3rd Year)

As a kid, Andy de Fonseca loved space but never considered pursuing a career in STEM. After getting degrees in theater, cinematography, and history and taking a job in marketing, Andy started...

(M.S. MAE ’96, Ph.D. ’12)

In the 1990s Illinois Institute of Technology was a pioneer in distance learning through its Interactive Instructional Television Network (IIT/V) program. Courses were filmed at campus locations and...

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(M.S. MAE ’09, Ph.D. ’13)

For Ricardo Vinuesa, the possibility of participating in research and study groups as he progressed through his academic career provided him with a competitive advantage. “I believe that my...

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(Aerospace Engineering/M.E. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 3rd Year)

As a student with a passion for STEM, Levin Rosete has further refined his interests to engineering and technology. “At Illinois Tech I was between mechanical and aerospace for the first two years of...

(ME ’15)

Dane Christianson is an inventor at heart. He designed—and then constructed—a three-dimensional twisty-puzzle called the X-Cube in Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop using a 3D printer. “The Idea Shop is just...

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(Mechanical Engineering 3rd Year)

When Katja Berthold was deciding where she wanted to go to college, a variety of factors came into play, from what kind of education each college offered, its location, and its size. Illinois Tech was...

(Mechanical Engineering 4th Year)

Maddy Urig describes herself as an environmentalist who cares deeply about preserving Earth’s natural resources and combating the future of energy. She enrolled at Illinois Tech because she was...