• The Importance of Staying in Touch

    Tarang Vaidya
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 04, 2019
    The last week of October was one of the most fascinating weeks for me since it was time to celebrate Diwali, also called The Festival of Lights. It is one of the Indian festivals where families come together and bond over a good meal and catch up with what is happening in each other’s life. Well, for me and for that matter, the majority of Indian students here at Illinois Tech, we were definitely going to miss the celebrations back home. But that did not prevent me from visiting my school friends, who are my family here.
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  • My time at the NOMA Conference

    Moid Ali
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    TechNews Writer
    Nov 04, 2019
    On October 16 through 20, 2019, 18 students from the National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (NOMAS) chapter at Illinois Tech went to Brooklyn, New York to attend the annual National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) conference. After enduring a turbulence ridden airplane trip and missing the majority of studio that day, we landed in Brooklyn ready to eat and ready to learn. The NOMA Conference had over 100 speakers present that hosted sessions throughout the week. It was definitely hard to decide which lectures or sessions to attend because there were so many good topics being discussed all throughout the conference.
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  • Lunch & Learn Event With Shaily Baranwal For Women Entrepreneurship Week

    Sameer Sheikh
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    Nov 04, 2019
    On Friday, October 25, there was a Lunch-&-Learn Event hosted by Intinium, CEO, and the Coleman Foundation in Kaplan Institute. This event was part of a series of events for Women Enterpreneurship Week. The guest speaker for the event was Shaily Baranwal, who is the founder and CEO of Elevate K-12, a company that provides educational and technological help to school students. Along with her was Professor Nik Rokop from IIT. The topic of the event was “How to start and stick with your entrepreneurial journey while in school.” 

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  • Student Life Leader application to go live November 30

    Alexandra Detweiler
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    Nov 04, 2019
    The term “Student Life Leader” or SLL is an umbrella term for student workers employed by the Office of Campus Life (OCL), Office of Residence Life (ORL), or career services that help students acclimate to campus and create an inclusive community. Through OCL, the positions include campus life assistant, Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) leader, commuter ambassador, and sorority resident advisor. Within ORL, the positions include resident advisor (RA), summer resident advisor, ORL office assistant, and summer conference assistant. Within Career Services, the available SLL position is peer career coach.
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  • Influence of big data analytics and technologies on the intelligent transportation system

    Abhishek Krishna Vandadi
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    Oct 28, 2019
    Big data refers to a large number of data sets that can be analyzed, organized, managed and manipulated according to the requirements. In the recent past, big data has been widely used in many "smart" devices such as smartphones and virtual assistants and has been a major part of their success. With the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), it has become very easy to collect personalized information. Moreover, the growth of artificial intelligence and its related fields have played a major role in digitizing the world. All these advances have led to big data analytics and technologies being used for the development of innovative applications such as intelligent hospital systems, intelligent water systems, intelligent transportation systems, etc. One of the latest trends is to integrate big data and Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). The ITS produces a large amount of real-time data that must be processed, managed, and analyzed to produce data that can help improve the transportation system and traffic management. There is a lot of research going on in this topic and there has already been a lot of advancement.
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  • We love Patrick Fina but he works too much

    Emma Kaufman
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    Oct 28, 2019
    Anyone who’s been at Illinois Tech for more than a year has observed the tumultuous changes that occur often and without much warning within the Office of Campus Life (OCL). With at least eight other employees having left within our time at this university, the only constant that we’ve observed during our four years at Illinois Tech has been Patrick Fina. From what we’ve seen, this rapid turnaround is very stressful not only for the employees of OCL, but also for student leaders who rely on OCL to help with every event and project they take on. Additionally, this lack of stability makes it very hard for students to form strong relationships with campus life employees. Such relationships with OCL employees have made our time at Illinois Tech much more enjoyable and made the stressful job of running student organizations all the more fun and rewarding.
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