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(M.A.S. CHE ’22)

As an undergraduate student studying chemistry at Dominican University, Elizabeth Foot attended monthly Women in STEM meetings in which various successful women working in STEM fields shared their...


(M.S. FST ’16, Ph.D. FDSN, ’20)

Understanding the unseen world of microscopic living things that surround us has long been the driving force behind Catherine Rolfe’s career. “I was always very interested in science,” says Rolfe. “I...


(M.A.S. ITO ’20)

Cooper Runzel had been working in manufacturing jobs at Lake Cable in the Chicago suburb of Bensenville, Illinois, for many years. After working his way up to a plant manager position, he started...


(LAW ’87)

An unemployed veteran with mental health issues commits a nonviolent crime in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, which could put them behind bars for years. Instead, they visit the Cook County...


(M.P.A. ’03)

Public service—and Chicago—run in Myetie Hamilton’s blood. At 48, Hamilton (M.P.A. ’03) serves as vice president and executive director of City Year Chicago and as board president of the Chicago Park...


(M.A.S. ARCH ’14)

In 2021 Alzira Maldonado Protsishin (M.A.S. ARCH ’14) won the American Institute of Architects Chicago (AIA Chicago) Dubin Family Young Architect Award—a title that, on the surface, might suggest a...


(CE ’69, M.S. CE ’71)

When it comes to building Chicago’s famed skyline, there are few people who are more knowledgeable than Bob Johnson. After earning his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Illinois...


(BME ’13)

Before a sleep and respiratory care device from Philips gets sold, Sally Zheng leads the effort to ensure that all materials used in the device are biocompatible. “As biosafety engineers, we are the...


(CE, M.Eng. STE ’22)

From early on in her time at Illinois Institute of Technology, Jamie Griggs has been involved with the university’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). She’s taken on multiple...