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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...
Norman G. Lederman, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, and Judith S. Lederman, associate professor and director of teacher education, are symposium leaders and presenters at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) Annual International Conference...
Benjamin Stark, professor of biology and associate dean for research in the College of Science, has announced his retirement from IIT after 33 years of service. Stark earned a Ph.D. and an M.Ph. at Yale University and a B.S. from the University of Michigan. He discovered that the tRNA precursor...
Each year, the Chicago Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (CAURS) brings together nearly 130 undergraduate students in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, computer science, psychology, sociology, and humanities to participate in poster and oral presentations....
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $6.3 million to continue to operate Illinois Tech’s Biophysics Collaborative Access Team (BioCAT) facility for biomedical research at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. This is one of the largest grants for any research at Illinois...
Physics graduate students Mattia Checchin and Martina Martinello have been working at nearby Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) on a breakthrough technology for particle accelerators using superconducting radiofrequency (SRF) cavities. Their Ph.D. research on the electromagnetic and...

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