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(Electrical Engineering, M.S. Electrical Engineering 4th Year)

After growing up in Lockport, Illinois, Kaitlyn Graves initially wanted to go to college far away from home, but she says she’s found that living in Chicago has felt like the best of both worlds....

(Biomedical Engineering 4th Year)

Teni Akinwale (BME 4th Year) came to Illinois Institute of Technology for the unique opportunity to specialize in biomedical engineering as an undergraduate student. Coming from Lagos, Nigeria, she...

(Aerospace Engineering, M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 4th Year)

Rosemary Johnson’s Camras Scholars interview as a high school senior turned out to be even more important than she bargained for. Not only did she receive the scholarship, securing herself full...

(Biology/Psychological Science 4th Year)

Joyce Gu has a lot to celebrate. The biology and psychology double major is enrolled in an early acceptance program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Greensburg, Pennsylvania...

(Information Technology and Management/M.A.S. Cyber Forensics and Security 5th Year)

Sofia Martinez says she wants to help people in any capacity that she can, which is why she enrolled in the Master of Cyber Forensics and Security program at Illinois Institute of Technology. “I’d...

(Information Technology and Management, M.A.S. Cyber Forensics and Security 5th Year)

Anthea Gonzalez says she treasures her time as an M. A. and Lila Self Leadership Academy scholar the most out of all her Illinois Tech experiences. The academy presents numerous opportunities to...

(Mechanical Engineering/M.Eng. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering 5th Year)

As a systems engineering intern at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in summer 2021, Seth Graham worked on code to analyze flight trajectories for a proposed mission called Mars Sample Return. The...

(Computer Science 1st Year)

Kaya Jones aspired to hone her computing skills the summer before beginning her college experience as a computer science major. She found her chance with NASA’s Space Communications and Navigation...

(Mechanical Engineering 2nd Year)

Josh Coburn is building a trebuchet in his Design for Innovation course as a mechanical engineering student at Illinois Institute of Technology. It’s exactly the kind of hands-on work that Josh says...

(Electrical Engineering/M.S. Computer Engineering 3rd Year)

It was in ECE 218, Digital Systems, that Eduardo Calix realized he wanted to pursue computer chip design. “Everything my friends hated about the class, I loved,” he says. “That course was the first...