• Athlete Spotlight- Wes Villalobos

    Technews Writer
    Feb 04, 2012
    Name: Wes Villalobos
    Year: Senior
    Major: Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering Double Major

    Sport: Track and Field

    Event(s): 400m, 800m, 1500m

    Favorite thing about your sport:  The competition and my team.
    What you like best about the fans at your meets: We don't get very many fans, but when they show up and cheer a lot.
    Favorite thing to do on Campus: Hang out with my friends.
  • State of the Union Board Address

    Technews Writer
    Feb 04, 2012
    As the group of people attending the Union Board General Body meeting walked down the stairs to the MTCC Auditorium that relatively warm Tuesday afternoon, one could feel it in the air that something was different. Everything seemed the same, there was great food, but then Union Board always has great food and the presentation was set and ready to go, as always. But this was different. This was, in fact, the meeting where the President, Miriam Schmid, was to deliver the very special “State of the Union Board Address”.
    Appears in
    2012 - Spring - Issue 3
  • Grants and budgets and FAFSA, oh my!

    Technews Writer
    Feb 04, 2012
    Now that IIT is a few weeks into the spring term, the Office of Financial Aid has several updates for our students!  Most importantly, if you are a recipient of the Map Grant and enrolled in less than 15 hours, adjustments to your grant were made this week.  The original estimation of the Map Grant on all student accounts was 15 hours but since many students enroll in fewer hours, our office must manually update all accounts.  Students receiving this grant and enrolled in less than 15 hours can see this change on their MyIIT Portal on the Finances tab.  If your account has
  • Introducing Scarlet Hawks Club Basketball

    Technews Writer
    Jan 28, 2012
    The new IIT Scarlet Hawks men’s club basketball season is now in its third week.  Although they have gotten off to a rocky start, the team is focusing on the positives of their game play and looking to get their first win against Truman College this upcoming Saturday, February 4th. Head coach and team captain, Trevor Townsend, took a moment to talk to us about the team and their game play.
  • Lights, Camera, Action!

    Technews Writer
    Jan 28, 2012
    One of the most common social interests is to go to the movies. With friends, family or even sometimes (when the need be) alone, everybody enjoys "the seventh art". IIT could not continue enhancing campus life without an association dedicated specially to cinema.
    This semester a brand new organization has officially started at IIT. A group of people who have something in common: the love for movies.
  • Wearable Electronic Tattoo

    Technews Writer
    Jan 27, 2012
    Tattoos are awesome, until they aren't. Wait until Electronic skin is available commercially though,this new technology is a stretchable ultra-thin device that clings to the skin. The device includes sensors for temperature, strain, and electric signals from the body. This is a new kind of wearable technology prototyped by John A. Rogers, a Materials Scientist and his team at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • More financial aid stuff

    Technews Writer
    Jan 27, 2012
    The Office of Financial Aid would like to encourage students to begin preparing for the 2012-13 academic year.  To begin, fill out your FAFSA!  This application (accessible at fafsa.ed.gov) for federal student aid is available to citizens and permanent residents.  The Office of Financial Aid will begin preparing student award packages for the 2012-13 year in March.  Some forms of federal and state aid are limited so the earlier you submit your FAFSA, the better!
  • Illinois Tech Athletic Survey – Final Day is Today!

    Technews Writer
    Jan 27, 2012

    IIT is planning to transition our varsity athletics program to compete in NCAA Division III. As part of this plan, we are in the process of deciding what additional varsity sports should be added to our athletics program. We want to consider student interest in this decision process. Please complete the varsity sports survey that was sent to your student email on January 10th. We would like to know what sports you would like to see IIT include in our NCAA athletics program.
  • CRAB Lab opens on campus

    Technews Writer
    Jan 27, 2012
    “I've got crabs!” is not something that you might hear an undergraduate saying too often – but for a growing number of IIT undergraduate researchers, this phrase is meant quite literally. The CRAB Lab (Creative Research in Animal Behavior), which opened just last Fall, is a student-directed laboratory specifically created for unfunded undergraduates to research in a range of fields relating to the marine environment.