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(M.L.A./M.ARCH. 3rd Year)

When Alexis Arias-Betancourt (M.L.A./M.ARCH. 3rd Year) was confronted with a 20-hour layover in Chicago on a trip to China, he decided to make the most out of the situation with a trip to S. R. Crown...

(Architectural Engineering/M.E. Structural Engineering 4th Year)

Zachary Haney (Architectural Engineering/M.E. Structural Engineering 4th Year) was drawn to Illinois Tech because of the many growth opportunities the university offered him. After receiving the...

(Astrophysics 3rd Year)

Isabel Raymundo says Illinois Tech's emphasis on projects, professional development, and research offers a variety of opportunities, which no doubt will help advance her career. And it also builds a...

(Applied Mathematics/Statistics 2nd Year)

During the summer of 2019, Victoria Belotti spent a month in Scotland as part of a faculty-led study abroad program. She took two humanities/social science courses, and got to learn about Scottish...

(Biochemistry 2nd Year)

Anam Adil knew she wanted to do research her second year at Illinois Tech. So she reached out to Professor of Biology Jialing Xiang because the cancer research in Xiang's lab was appealing. Xiang...

(M.L.A.+U Student)

When Matt Callone (M.L.A.+U Student) helped create a community garden as an AmeriCorps VISTA member at an elementary school in Knoxville, he realized what he wanted to do with his life. After seeing...

(Computer Science/M.S. Data Science 4th Year)

Anna Kong had no plans to take the summer off from her studies. “I really wanted to do research,” she says. “As a data science accelerated master’s student, I had worked with big data before, but I...

(Applied Mathematics/Computer Science/M.A.S. Data Science 4th Year)

Aleksei Sorokin says one of the biggest draws of Illinois Tech is the accessibility of professors. Although courses are demanding and challenging, the availability of faculty and tutors makes the...