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(LAW ’09)

Right after college, Ruth Lopez-McCarthy (LAW ’09) started doorknocking. It was the community organizing, block club kind of outreach: pushing for more alley lights, safety patrols, better garbage...

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(ITM ’15)

“I don’t know why I want to act like I have an aversion to nerds, when I’m a nerd myself,” laughs Sydney Hardwick (ITM ’15), speaking not only of her time growing up on Chicago’s South Side, but also...

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(PHYS, ASPY, M.S. HP ’21)

While growing up, Lexi Detweiler (PHYS, ASPY, M.S. HP ’21) listened to her father spout random tidbits of information from his various STEM-related careers. He’d gone from being an architect to...

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(M.S. PHYS ’03)

As a young boy, much to his dismay, John Katsoudas (M.S. PHYS ’03) had a clearly defined role in the family business. It started with wrapping doughnuts. His father, a restaurateur, had a contract to...

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(ITM, M.A.S. ITM ’18)

Designing security into code is a lot like designing security in a house, Marilyn Barrios (ITM, M.A.S. ITM ’18) says. Each door, window, and any other point of entry must be secured. But these...

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Law '94

“If we as judges allow chaos to take over our courtrooms, we as a society are done because we’re the last bastion,” says Judge John Fitzgerald Lyke Jr. ’94. “We’re the last line of defense to a civil...

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(ME, M.S. ASR 4th Year)

Naia Lum, a fourth year student in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology, has been selected for the prestigious Brooke Owens Fellowship through...