The December Edition of your alumni enewsletter

Kaplan Innovation Challenge
Take the Kaplan Innovation Challenge! 
Did you know that you can double the impact of your gift to Fueling Innovation: The Campaign for IIT? Ed Kaplan (ME '65) and his wife, Carol, have issued the Kaplan Innovation Challenge to strengthen fundraising efforts for the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship, which is scheduled to be completed on Main Campus by 2017 in Morton Park. Make a gift today! They will match—dollar for dollar, up to $10 million—all eligible gifts to the Kaplan Institute that are pledged before February 28, 2015. Read »
upcoming events


Gunsaulus Society Luncheon: Naples


New York Alumni Gathering


Engineers Week Alumni Breakfast


Young Alumni Pi Day Celebration
Making an impact with impact magazine
The 2014 issue of Impact magazine is dedicated to President John Anderson, in his final year leading IIT, and his profound impact on philanthropy at the university. Through Fueling Innovation: The Campaign for IIT, we can see first-hand the confidence that our alumni and donors have in Anderson's vision for the university, and we've included some of these stories in this issue of Impact
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Alan Cramb
next president of iit

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Alan W. Cramb will become the ninth president of the university, succeeding President John Anderson on August 1, 2015. Read »

Career Fair
2015 Spring career fair

The Spring 2015 Career Fair will take place on February 12, 2015, from noon–4 p.m. Alumni are encouraged to attend as job seekers or employers. Read »

An IIT Student's Story
an iit student's story

Last month, IIT student Zaira Ortiz (BA, 4th year) shared her story of how Illinois Tech has truly become her home away from home. Please consider helping students like Zaira by making a year-end scholarship gift today. Read »

Natacha DePaola
women in engineering

IIT Armour College of Engineering Dean Natacha DePaola was featured in an interview about women in engineering in the Chicago Sun-TimesWatch »

ComEd student winners
IIT student team wins comed contest

Xinli Lin (M.DES, 2nd year) and Szu Ying Ching (M.DES, 2nd year) took first prize in ComEd's Student Innovation Contest. Of the five finalists selected, three were from IIT. Read »

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2014 Charitable gifts

Appreciated stocks make the ideal 2014 charitable gift! Your gift can fund a student's education and IIT's future. Read »

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iit in a town near you

Check our calendar of events to see when we're hosting alumni gatherings in your region—we'll be in Texas this spring! Read »

Pumpkin Launch
pumpkin launch winners

Illinois Tech Robotics' Mach 2 launcher won first place in distance at the 2014 Pumpkin Launch. Check it out! Watch »

Engineers Without Borders
no borders for engineers

IIT students are building bridges in Nicaragua to keep residents on dry land. Read »

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Loyal hawk pride

Are you proud of your alma mater? Do you want to show your commitment? Become a Loyal Hawk today! Read »


IIT College of Science is now offering a STEM education minor. Read »

IIT's IMES system is ranked #1 in a Popular Science article on the revolution in bionics research. Read »

Billy Bafia (CS, M.S. CS, 5th year), member of the #1 ranked Scarlet Hawks Men's Swim Team, was profiled on SwimSwam, the top swimming news site. Read »

The Chicago Tribune featured Mohammad Shahidehpour, director of The Robert W. Galvin Center for Electricity Innovation, about the use of smart home technology. Read »

David A. Edwards (Ph.D. CHE '87) was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition about his open lab, Le Laboratoire. Listen »

Illinois Tech student Rocco Buttliere (ARCH, 3rd year) was featured in an article in Marina City Online about expanding his LEGO landscape of the Chicago riverfront. Read »

An op-ed co-written by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Professor Richard Warner on how businesses can prevent data breaches was published in Crain's Chicago Business. Read »

Arch Daily recognized the winners of the inaugural MCHAP Award for outstanding projects in the Americas. Read »


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