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(ME ’15)

Dane Christianson is an inventor at heart. He designed—and then constructed—a three-dimensional twisty-puzzle called the X-Cube in Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop using a 3D printer. “The Idea Shop is just...

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(Mechanical Engineering 3rd Year)

When Katja Berthold was deciding where she wanted to go to college, a variety of factors came into play, from what kind of education each college offered, its location, and its size. Illinois Tech was...

(BIOL/M.S. CS ’18)

During Iva Veseli’s first year at Illinois Tech, her adviser pointed her toward Jean-François Pombert’s lab, where she conducted research in computational biology for three years. Her research...

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(Mechanical Engineering 4th Year)

Maddy Urig describes herself as an environmentalist who cares deeply about preserving Earth’s natural resources and combating the future of energy. She enrolled at Illinois Tech because she was...

(PSYC ’16)

Working with Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan, Maya Al-Khouja created the Honest Open Proud (HOP) college program as a student at Illinois Tech. HOP is a peer-led program that...

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(BME ’19)

With her interest in researching autoimmune diseases, Brianna McKenna declared her major as biomedical engineering and thought that her career path was set. As she took her elective courses, however...

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(ARCH ’16)

Martin Majkrak’s Illinois Tech experience came full circle when he joined the College of Architecture as an adjunct faculty member. As a student, he transferred from Wilbur Wright College and...

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(Ph.D. Technology and Humanities Candidate)

Alex Damarjian has spent his professional career working on games benefitting young children, but he had an urge to do more. So he developed a low-cost, cutting-edge testing tool for pediatric...

(Architecture 5th Year)

Involved with music and the arts from an early age, Andrew Jiang considered pursuing a degree in musical performance. Along the way he discovered the field of architecture and felt it was the “perfect...