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Research and Experiential Learning Opportunities

Our students and faculty perform life-changing research at Illinois Tech. In fact, the cell phone, magnetic recording, tall building architecture, and bar code technology are just a few of the innovations associated with Illinois Tech faculty and alumni.

With research spanning high-impact fields such as biomedical engineering, robotics, cybersecurity, big data, and more, it’s no surprise that Illinois Tech is a place where innovation happens. How will you change the world?

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Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program

All undergraduate students participate in at least one IPRO Program course while working toward their degrees. Since 1995 this program has given students the opportunity to team up with fellow students across academic disciplines to tackle real-world problems.

IPRO

Elevate

Elevate is a hub that connects Illinois Tech students with hundreds of experiential learning opportunities offered at the university and beyond, including research projects, internships, and study abroad. Selected students may be awarded up to $5,000 for qualifying programs.

Elevate

Idea Shop

The Idea Shop is an innovation hub that features computer visualization tools, a rapid-prototyping lab, 3D printing facilities, and more high-tech tools to transform your ideas into reality.

Idea Shop

Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program

One of Illinois Tech’s most prestigious opportunities, the program challenges students to think boldly and creatively in their fields and across disciplines—and provides support to experiment and pursue extraordinary work.

Duchossois Leadership Scholars Program

Camras Scholars Program

Camras Scholars lead the campus in athletics, leadership, service, entrepreneurship, and research—all part of the Camras Pathways to Professional Excellence. Camras Scholars have solved age-old problems in structural engineering, developed novel methods for improving campus life, and increased the overall academic and social ethic of their fellow students.

Camras Scholars Program