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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...

(Bioinformatics 3rd Year)

Kanishga Balamurrugarajan always pictured herself attending college in a big city to take advantage of the diverse career opportunities. She was particularly drawn to Illinois Institute of Technology...

(CHE 2nd Year)

For Abigail Gunderson, participating in student research means bringing to life topics she learns about in the classroom and integrating them into her community. “Research helps me understand what I...

(Biomedical Engineering 1st Year)

Ever since she was 5 years old, Jennifer Sabatka (BME 1st Year) knew she wanted to be a doctor. But when her family—which is full of engineers—encouraged her to try an engineering program in high...

(Biomedical Engineering/M.A.S. Chemical Engineering 3rd Year)

Diana Velasquez was born and raised in El Salvador, where she remembers the hardships that many people struggled with on a daily basis. At a young age she became inspired to improve health care in her...

(PHYS/BCHM 2nd Year)

Katia Flores worked with Associate Professor Kenneth Tichauer’s team on his cancer research project, “lymph node in vivo.” Her role consisted of studying different imaging agents used to detect...

(Social and Economic Development Policy 2nd Year)

Sometimes an unconventional path is just the right fit. Such was the case for Ursula Hersh, who took two years off between high school and college to work full-time. Hersh had heard about Illinois...