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Did you meet your sweetheart on Illinois Tech's campus?

During the month of February we will be highlighting College of Science alumni who found their love in education and on campus. Please send a selfie with your sweetie and a short story of how you met. We will showcase you on our alumni webpage. Send selfies and stories to, phone 312.567.7015 for more info.

Amit (EE’88) & Vazi Okhandiar (CS’88)
Amit, who was already pursuing his degree in Electrical Engineering at Illinois Tech, met Vazi in the library while studying for his final exam. Vazi and Amit spent long hours on campus studying and working on projects together.

David (MATH’67) & Ann Chernow
Numerous friendships that David made while on Illinois Tech's campus led him to a summer job at CNA, a large insurance company in downtown Chicago. At CNA, he met the love of his life, Ann.

Ways You Can Support Science Today


You can transform lives, support the innovation economy, and reap a sound return on your investment in higher education by giving to scholarships at Illinois Tech.


The College of Science recognizes faculty members who made an indelible mark on the sciences at Illinois Tech with endowed lecture funds including the Leon M. Lederman Lecture Series.


Leon Lederman joined the physics faculty at Illinois Tech in 1992 and held the position of Pritzker Professor of Science until his retirement. Lederman is a particle physicist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988 with Melvin Schwartz and Jack Steinberger. He is Director Emeritus of Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Ill. He founded the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, in Aurora, Ill., in 1986. In recognition of his distinguished career, the physics department named their annual lecture in honor of Lederman. It features prominent names in the world of physics, including Richard Garwin, Freeman Dyson, Carl Wieman, George Smoot, Donald Eigler and Nigel Lockyer. Endowing the Leon M. Lederman Lecture Series ensures that physics at Illinois Tech can continue to attract big names in the physics world to our campus, giving our community an opportunity to experience the very best thinking in the field.

A minimum of $100,000 is required to endow lecture funds. For more information on how you can contribute to honor these very important figures in the College of Science, please contact Bridget Vaughn at 312.567.5118 or

#Illinois Tech Loves Science


Did you recently start a new job? Move to a new location? Welcome a new baby to the family? We love hearing what our alumni are up to. We love hearing about your memories of your time as a student at Illinois Tech—use the button below to submit a class note to tell us all about it!

There are a few other options to share your news with us:

Online: As a registered member of the alumni online community, you can update your information online and submit a Class Note through your profile. » Login or register today!

Email: If you're having trouble submitting online, you can always email Illinois Tech's College of Science Development Associate Dewoun Hayes at and share your information update or Class Note directly.

Phone: Give Dewoun a call at 312.567.7015, and we'll take your Class Note or information update over the phone.

Mail: We also accept information updates and Class Notes through the mail! Contact us at:

Dewoun M. Hayes
Development Associate
Illinois Institute of Technology
College of Science
Robert A. Pritzker Science Center, Room 252
3105 South Dearborn
Chicago, IL 60616

Contact Dewoun at 312.567.7015 with any questions.


Bridget G. Vaughn
Bridget G. Vaughn
Senior Engagement & Major Gift Officer
phone: 312.567.5118

Dewoun M. Hayes
Dewoun M. Hayes
Development Associate
phone: 312.567.7015