I came to IIT for the Fall 2010 Semester. I am majoring in Chemical Engineering.
My favourite thing(s) about IIT are the buildings, especially the building that houses the International Center and the MTCC; and the fact that IIT has the highest concentration of international students by % anywhere in the country. With just one plane ride from Mumbai to Chicago I've already learnt so much about so many cultures from all over the world!!
Also, the campus is small, allowing students to really familiarize themselves with literally everything a college offers, just ten minutes away from downtown Chicago is a major plus too!
My favourite thing about TechNews is it's dedicated team, with lots of ideas so that practically every time we have more content than we can fit in! As Campus Editor I've come to realize that our campus may be small, but it's got a lot of activity going around ... (except Finals Week, haha!)
Stories from Utsav Gandhi
“Today is my second best day as President of the university. The first was when the Fueling Innovation campaign was made public, and today, we are announcing a landmark challenge gift towards the same goal. If someone were to ask me a few days ago, ‘what if someone gave you 10 million dollars, I’d probably just ask again–really?’” said, John L. Anderson, the President of Illinois Institute of Technology.
Friday, February 28, was a breakthrough occasion for the course of history this university is charting.
He referenced “Meet the Press” with Marsha Blackburn, and he mentioned the creationism debate two weeks ago. He handed out certificates and trophies to some enterprising young engineers and scientists, encouraged them (especially the women in the audience) to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.)
He expressed his contempt at those who fudge facts and figures to spread misconceptions and misrepresentations about science (“There are liars, evil liars, and then there are statisticians.”)
Braving some frigid temperatures and strong winds, a few student leaders made a trek on the afternoon of Monday, January 27, to the Idea Shop for an exclusive opportunity to meet with Presidential Lecture Series speaker, Dr. Charles Herschel. The series intended to bring leading experts in energy, sustainability, health, innovation, and other areas of societal challenges to Chicago to lend us their views and engage in discussion.
IIT students are participating in a nationwide campus campaign to raise awareness about the U.S. national debt, which, according to figures posted by the Treasury Department has jumped to over $17 trillion.
“Our federal government is running a deficit, annually spending more than it receives in revenue. To make up for this, the U.S. borrows money, adding to the federal debt”, said George Batah, the leader of the Up to Us campaign which will run from January 21 to February 21.
Instituted last year, the Presidential Lecture Series is hosted by the Office of the IIT President, Dr. John Anderson and focuses on bringing highly reputed speakers to campus to engage and enlighten the audience about some of the most critical and relevant issues of our times. After last year's theme of sustainability, the theme this year has been chosen as Immigration Policy, one of the most hotly debated issues of our time. To kick things off for this academic year, the first speaker invited to campus was Dr.
After the work carried out on Perlstein Hall externally, the next, planned, large scale construction and redevelopment project on an academic building on campus is the proposed transformation of E1 to the John T. Rettaliata Center, named in honor of IIT’s president from 1952-1973. The project, was made possible with support provided by his wife, Caryl Pucci Rettaliata, the Center (historically, currently and more popularly known as E1) is being renovated to reflect updates in both design and functionality.
Founded in 1908, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is one of the world's largest and most dynamic professional societies seeking to engage students and professionals tackling some of the 21st century's foremost challenges. With over 40,000 members and 200 student chapters worldwide, AIChE provides career guidance and networking opportunities to learn more about diverse careers in food processing, pharmaceutical, sustainable energy, biotechnology and environmental engineering.
It isn’t every day on the IIT campus that we get to listen to a Nobel Prize Laureate talk about the exciting work they are involved in and the larger challenges of the world their work is helping tackle. This is why just the announcement of the annual Darsh Wasan lecture was enough to get the university scientific community engaged and excited.
IIT's Engineers without Borders (EWB) chapter is currently partnering with FriendsNE, a non- profit organization based in Boston, MA, to help build a bridge in rural Nicaragua. The project has been in conception since October last year, after which a successful evaluation trip was also carried out over spring break last year (you can read more updates about the project at http://ewbiitsanclaudio.blogspot.com/).
Alternative Spring Break is known as one of the more socially engaged student organizations on campus, focusing on educational outreach and volunteer opportunities to gain and spread better awareness regarding social justice and homelessness.
With the increasingly mobile and accessible tools available for communication in the 21st century, university campuses face a whole gamut of issues with respect to the expression of opinion and exchange of personal views or information.
The Homecoming 2013 lecture, organized by the College of Science, started off with a welcome message by Dr. Martin C. Jischke (PHYS ’63), who spoke about how a solid academic background (including a whirlwind seven week course in classical thermodynamics) prepared him for an exciting career in university leadership. He then introduced Dean Russell Betts of the College of Sciences, who himself has had a stellar career at various top educational and research institutes around the world, and great success in his work with atomic, nuclear and high-energy physics.
One of the many perks of being a student is to be able to attend networking events in our backyard of Chicago’s thriving entrepreneurial scene; on a deeply discounted or free basis. One of these many opportunities is the Chicago Council on Science and Technology’s periodic programs, seminar and discussion series.
The Career Management Center started the new school year off on a very positive note. They began by getting the incoming students excited for an increasing number of on-campus student jobs, which are available at their summer Orientation sessions, and getting their Jobs4Hawks (formerly, NaceLink) accounts registered. The Career Management Center followed up with an extremely successful, first ever, on-campus Student Employment Fair. With multiple offices represented, and jobs available for all students regardless of citizenship or class level, Hermann Hal
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