IIT students were exposed to a couple of fantastic great opportunities to hear from and discuss ideas with some great minds over the last couple of weeks, with two annual lectures being held to celebrate the rigor of IIT's academic and research components. The Department of Chemistry's annual Kilpatrick Lecturer was Dr. Daniel Nocera, Harvard professor of Energy, inventor of the "Artificial Leaf", and the IIT Research Day/Sigma Xi Lecturer was noted science photographer Felice Frankel.
In light of recent changes in rules regarding meal plans and prices, there has been a lot of interest in students wanting to help shape and develop the dining program on campus. To direct this interest better the Student Government Association is bringing back the Food Advisory Board, which was a little inactive during the last semester. The first meeting for the Food Advisory Board happened on Thursday, April 25th.
The ﬁrst of 3 hearings for Fall 2013 requests happened April 13, 2013 Hearing. The board gave priority generally to on-campus programming events and a few conferences based on the type of organization, while food, t-shirts, and capital items had the least priority.
This February, at the public launch of Fueling Innovation: The Campaign for IIT, Board of Trustees member Alan “Bud” Wendorf (ME ’71) issued a challenge to the Student Gift Committee to get at least 45 percent of the 2013 undergraduate class to participate in this year’s Student Gift Campaign, with a minimum gift equal to the cost of the cheapest six-pack of beer around campus, and he would make a contribution of $20,000 to the Student Gift project.
During their undergraduate studies at the university, IIT Presidential Scholars commit to a significant community service project in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These outreach initiatives are intended to enrich and build capacity the academic options of students in both the IIT/Bronzeville/Chicago area and their sending and nominating communities. As part of his IIT Presidential Scholarship, Luis Larco, a Miami Dade College graduate, initiated a series of competitions for Chicago high schools.
The 2013 IIT Student Technology Survey has successfully come to a close. In comparison to the last survey, which was conducted in 2011, this year’s results show a significant increase in satisfaction with technology services. The survey response rate was approximately 20%, with the greatest response from students in their first and second years.
IPRO 338: Techno Economic Analysis of Electrical Smart Grid Technology Solutions Retrofitting the Soldier Field Parking Structure Overall Project Summary.
We had only “heard” about the Chicago Innovation Chase as an “intense, mind-blowing, two day experience” before signing up for the competition. We had heard from previous participants and winners that the two day innovation and entrepreneurship competition would teach some valuable lessons which would be very difficult to gain in our regular classes.