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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...

(ARCH ’13, M.ENG ’15)

Although she didn’t recognize it then, Allison Toonen-Talamo’s path to becoming an historic preservation leader began when she saw that in the mid-2000s, the ranches, homes, and mom-and-pop businesses...

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(CHEM, CHE, M.S. CHEM 4th Year)

In the lab of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jean-Luc Ayitou, undergraduate researcher Will Blodgett has been working to utilize water as a solvent, a practice that, if widely adopted within...

(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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(Biomedical Engineering/M.A.S. Chemical Engineering 3rd Year)

Prior to making her decision to attend Illinois Institute of Technology, Deborah Adesina had visited Chicago a couple of times and fell in love with the city. While researching universities, Deborah...

(CHE 2nd Year)

For Abigail Gunderson, participating in student research means bringing to life topics she learns about in the classroom and integrating them into her community. “Research helps me understand what I...

(Biomedical Engineering 1st Year)

Ever since she was 5 years old, Jennifer Sabatka (BME 1st Year) knew she wanted to be a doctor. But when her family—which is full of engineers—encouraged her to try an engineering program in high...