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Armour R&D

Having a complete understanding of the research and development process will help ensure a student's success after their undergraduate education. Armour R&D consists of two programs: Program for Undergraduate Research Education (PURE) which focuses on research and Mentored Innovation and Development (MIND) which focuses on developing technology based on research. Both programs aim to give undergraduate students a hands-on experience with research and development that is unique to Armour College.

Armour College of Engineering hosted its annual Armour R&D Expo in Spring 2019 to showcase the work of students who participated in the program during the 2018-19 academic year.

Summer & Fall 2019 ARMOUR R&D PROGRAM

Summer 2019 Armour R&D applications are closed. We are now accepting applications for fall 2019.


The Spring 2020 Armour R&D program will begin accepting applications in November 2019. 


Finding a focus early in your educational career is important. Through ACE PURE undergraduate students are able to find their focus by taking part in fundamental and applied research projects. The research students are involved in will focus on the fundamental problems that face society today. PURE is a collaborative effort involving ACE faculty, the Wagner Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH). Students selected to participate in this program will have the opportunity to work with an IIT faculty mentor and gain valuable research experience.


Having a complete understanding of the Research and Development process can help ensure a student's success after their undergraduate education. ACE MIND is a program for undergraduate engineering students that focuses on the development and implementation of technology based on research findings. We encourage faculty and students to participate in this program to explore new applications of ongoing research and/or work towards the utilization of innovative technology.