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Illinois Tech computer science and engineering alumna, Harmony Clauer-Salyers (CS and CE ‘12), has developed a new voice-guidance feature that allows visually impaired combat veterans and other visually impaired users to deposit checks via their smartphones and tablets. Called Voice...
Scientists from Illinois Institute of Technology received a patent for a method to genetically engineer bacteria and yeast to increase bioethanol production, especially from cellulosic material in biomass like twigs, branches, plant stalks and husks, and woodchips. Ben Stark, professor of biology,...
Eunice Santos, the Ron Hochsprung Endowed Chair and Professor of Computer Science, was named to the Crain’s Chicago Business “Tech 50” list of people to know in Chicago’s tech ecosystem. Other winners included people like Eric Lefkofsky, founder of Groupon; J.B. Pritzker,...
A team consisting of Physics Professor Jeff Terry, Yong Yang (PI), University of Florida, and Yiren Chen, Argonne National Laboratory, has been awarded $489,135 by the U.S. Department of Energy for advanced nuclear materials research. They received the award for their proposal “Understand the phase...
Gorjana Popovic, senior lecturer, and Susie Morrissey, Ph.D. student, Mathematics and Science Education, presented a workshop, “How Does Professional Development on Common Core State Standards-Mathematics Relate to Student Achievement in an Urban High School?” at the TODOS 2016 Conference “...
This summer, College of Science students are researching topics from muscular dystrophy to accident tolerance in nuclear reactors under the college’s Undergraduate Summer Research Stipend program. The program provides the selected students with $5,000 for 10 weeks of research with Illinois Tech...
Tianci Zhu (AMAT 4th year), Meng Wang (BIOL 3rd year), and Xintong Li (AMAT 3rd year) were named “Meritorious Winners” in the 2016 Mathematical Modeling Contest. MCM is a top international mathematical modeling contest. It is organized and supported by the leading U.S. mathematical societies,...
Omnipointment, the startup created by Vinesh Kannan (CS 1st year), has been selected as one of eight to join the Straight Shot Startup Accelerator class of 2016 this summer in Omaha, Neb. Kannan, along with Omnipointment co-creator Brendan Batliner of University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s...
The Department of Chemistry held its fourth annual student awards luncheon on April 27. The following chemistry students received honors for 2015-16: Chemistry Teaching Assistant AwardJosé Orozco, Ph.D. candidateZirui Zhang, Ph.D. candidate Chemistry Undergraduate Junior AwardNicholas Politis...
The Illinois Tech Chemistry Department and American Chemical Society Chemistry Club performed a Chemistry Show to welcome in the spring on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 in Wishnick Hall Auditorium. Some of the demonstrations included a “chemical traffic light,” “blooming crystals,” and a scientific...

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