Student and Alumni Stories

Find Stories

(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...

Tags:

(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...

Tags:

(LAW ’21)

For Roberto Martinez (LAW ’21), it was all about telling peoples’ stories. He excelled at interviews, getting clients to open up. “There’s so much need for understanding, and it goes beyond just...

Tags:

(Ph.D. MSC ’13)

When Seungho Baek began the doctoral program in management science at Illinois Institute of Technology’s Stuart School of Business, he had his sights set on becoming a quantitative analyst or...

Tags:

(Applied Mathematics '07)

After graduating from Illinois Tech, Mike McCourt earned his Ph.D. at Cornell University, which included some research back in Chicago at Argonne National Laboratory. He then spent two years in a...

BCHM ’15, M.S. FST ’16

Alumna Liang Bennett (BCHM ’15, M.S. FST ’16) is putting her Illinois Institute of Technology food safety training to good use, overseeing all regulatory compliance for Chicago Meat Authority, a meat...

Tags:

(PS ’15)

For Olurotimi “Timi” Akindele (PS ’15), the greatest fulfillment comes in helping others. “Being able to give assistance, support, and help to individuals and communities is the best use of my God...

Tags: