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(Chemical Engineering 4th Year)

Through her engineering and economic courses as part of the Energy, Economics, and Environment minor at Illinois Institute of Technology, Lizz Elliott has learned the importance of nuclear energy as a...

(Biomedical Engineering 4th Year)

Laasya Devi Annepureddy works with Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering Kenneth Tichauer studying diabetic retinopathy, a common side effect of diabetes that damages a patient’s ability to...

(M.Eng. Energy Systems ’19, EE Ph.D. Student)

Larissa Affolabi came to Illinois Institute of Technology as a master’s degree student in search of a top-tier graduate program in engineering for energy systems. “In terms of power system courses and...

(M.S. EE ’07, M.S. CE ’07, Ph.D. CE ’18)

“I was probably born to be an engineer,” says David Hentrich. His grandfather was an engineer with his own workshop who built Hentrich his own child-sized workbench as a kid. He absorbed his...

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(ARCE, M.ENG. STE ’18)

From an outdoor sculptural installation celebrating Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood to studies of human bone fracturing, Demetria Boatwright took every opportunity to take on ambitious projects and...

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(Chemical Engineering 3rd Year)

“I was always a huge dreamer since I was little,” says Jessica Forbes. “My dad has always told me that dreams are free, the sky’s the limit, and it doesn’t cost anything to dream big.” When as a...

(M.S. GE ’66, Ph.D. GT ’70)

Like many scientists of his generation, Robert Lyczkowski says the launch of Sputnik 1, the first human-made satellite to orbit Earth, changed his life. “It started a whole push for science,” he says...

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(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...