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(Aerospace Engineering, M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 4th Year)

Rosemary Johnson’s Camras Scholars interview as a high school senior turned out to be even more important than she bargained for. Not only did she receive the scholarship, securing herself full...

(Mechanical Engineering/M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 5th Year)

As a systems engineering intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in summer 2021, Seth Graham worked on code to analyze flight trajectories for a proposed mission called Mars Sample Return. The...

(Aerospace Engineering ’08)

Brandon Lloyd took a trip to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center when he was in middle school and says that he fell in love with human space flight then and there. He selected Illinois Tech because it...

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(Mechanical Engineering 2nd Year)

Josh Coburn is building a trebuchet in his Design for Innovation course as a mechanical engineering student at Illinois Institute of Technology. It’s exactly the kind of hands-on work that Josh says...

(M.S. Materials Science and Engineering 2nd Year)

As a graduate student in Leon Shaw’s research group, Vignyatha Tatagari works to develop novel materials for lithium-metal batteries. Before coming to Illinois Institute of Technology, Vignyatha...

(Aerospace Engineering ’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. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ’96, Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ’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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