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  • Armour College of Engineering
(Civil Engineering 2nd Year)

In high school, Olivia Hansen loved painting and drawing but also found herself excelling at science and math. While exploring how she could combine those passions, she landed first on architecture...

(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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(Electrical Engineering 2nd Year)

Through engineering competitions and the robotics club in high school, Daniel Arechiga developed a growing interest in engineering. But building a music effects pedal in his spare time is what drew...

(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...