So, where do I start?
Oh right, (almost) four years ago. It was the very first meeting of TechNews for the academic year 2010 to 2011, and I was as literally fresh off the boat as could be. It was my first few days in the country, having just completed quite an overwhelming orientation session.
Illinois Tech Robotics (ITR) prides itself on being not only a student organization where members can learn new things and build exciting projects, but also as one where students have an opportunity to help others and make an impact by helping inspire children to pursue an interest in science and technology fields. Each year, ITR offers its members a variety of ways to get involved.
Trials Fusion has once again raised the bar for the Trials series. These games are well known with a basic formula: scrolling racetrack on dirt bikes. This fifth installment achieves the same balance that its predecessors did. Enough content to justify buying the game, but not so much to require commitment to a storyline or characters.
The Illinois Tech Track and Field teams competed exceptionally well during their last two outdoor meets, especially in their performance at the Cougar Invite hosted by Concordia University in River Forest, IL. Overall, the men placed a close 2nd out of 15 teams, scoring 80 total team points, only three behind the home school Concordia. And the women placed 11th out of 16 teams and scored 17 points, outscoring rivals such as Roosevelt and Robert Morris.
It’s no secret how great cross enrolling at Shimer is as an Illinois Tech student. The change of pace is striking and dramatically different. Instead of lectures and PowerPoint presentations, you have discussions and instead of memorizing equations, you focus on the inception and refinement of your own ideas. It’s usually a lot of fun, low stress, and enlightening, so if you’re in town this summer and have time, why not knock out some humanities credits at Shimer?