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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...

(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...

(Aerospace Engineering 3rd Year)

As a kid, Andy de Fonseca loved space but never considered pursuing a career in STEM. After getting degrees in theater, cinematography, and history and taking a job in marketing, Andy started...

(ITM/M.A.S. CYF 5th year)

As a guest speaker for the InteGirls Detroit Women in STEM panel, Harshini Chellasamy spoke with high school girls about her experience as an IT and Cybersecurity student at Illinois Tech. She...

(Business Administration/M.S. Finance 5th year)

Chicago’s opportunities and Illinois Institute of Technology’s Accelerated Master’s Program drew Mohamed Shamel from Cairo to Stuart School of Business to study finance. Since arriving on campus, he...

(CHEM, CHE, M.S. CHEM 4th Year)

In the lab of Assistant Professor of Chemistry Jean-Luc Ayitou, undergraduate researcher Will Blodgett has been working to utilize water as a solvent, a practice that, if widely adopted within...

(AMAT Ph.D., 1st year)

Not only did Miles Bakenhus find several opportunities to conduct research while earning a master’s degree in applied mathematics at Illinois Tech, he also had opportunities to stand in front of a...

(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...