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“The way I think about Alexa is the way AI is revolutionizing daily convenience,” said Rohit Prasad (M.S. EE ’99), vice president and head scientist at Amazon Alexa, as he opened the 2018 Darsh T. Wasan Lecture at Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus on November 12. “That’s the mission we are on.”

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Rolls-Royce is well known for its world-edge technologies in building some of the most powerful and fuel-efficient aircraft engines. Illinois Tech’s Sammy Tin, professor of materials engineering, is working with Rolls-Royce on the next generation of jet engines.

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A $30 million-plus innovation and tech entrepreneurship building planned to be constructed at Illinois Institute of Technology was recently featured in Crain’s. The institute is being named after the family of alumnus and benefactor Ed Kaplan and will be the first new academic building to be constructed on Illinois Tech’s Mies Campus since the early 1970’s.

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Several Armour College of Engineering students and recent alumni were featured in a ChicagoInno article about the top entrepreneurs at Illinois Institute of Technology. Learn how today's students are following the tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship at Armour by establishing their own start-up companies.

Read the complete ChicagoInno article here

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Join the IIT chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization for StartupIIT, the ultimate startup weekend from October 24-26. The event will be held at TechNexus, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr #1200.

StartupIIT is all about hands-on experiences! The goal is to bring together enthusiastic and like-minded students who want to learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur by sharing ideas, building a product, and finally pitching their ideas to experienced entrepreneurs and investors.

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Illinois Institute of Technology is currently recruiting a team of five students and one Faculty mentor to represent IIT as part of the University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program at Stanford University's Epicenter, which calls on students and their peers to dream, design and deliver innovations that solve real-world problems.

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Martin Cooper is considered the father of the cell phone, a device many could not live without. Cooper graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in 1950 and in 1957 he went on to earn his Master’s degree from IIT in electrical engineering. In 2004 IIT awarded Cooper an honorary doctorate degree. He currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees. Because of this, his work is featured as one of the top 20 innovations in Chicago that Changed the World in the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky section.

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