SPS recognized as "distinguished chapter" by SPS National

Alexandra Detweiler
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SPS President
Jan 28, 2019
Illinois Tech’s chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) was recently awarded the designation of “distinguished chapter” by SPS’ National Office, a recognition one step more prestigious than the award of “notable chapter,” which was given the previous year.
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2019 - Spring - Issue 1
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The rest of the TechNews team

Quinn Castaneda
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Assistant Editor
Nov 26, 2018
In the November 13 issue of TechNews, our editor-in-chief wrote an article titled “Let’s stop and assume for a moment” where he mentions that TechNews has a whole team of writers, photographers, and editors responsible for this paper’s success “but that is a point to be covered in another article.” I thought I would take it upon myself to write that article.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 11
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Amazon Alexa creator Rohit Prasad speaks at 2018 Darsh T. Wasan Lecture

Ethan Castro
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Editor-in-Chief
Nov 26, 2018
Among Illinois Tech’s lineage of innovators and problem solvers, Rohit Prasad (graduated in 1999 with a master of science in electrical engineering) holds a very unique distinction as the Vice President and Head Scientist of the ubiquitous online retailer Amazon’s virtual voice-responding assistant, Alexa.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 11
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Irresponsible if nothing else: Professor Kraus and vaccine law

Daniel Marten
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TechNews Writer
Nov 26, 2018
Professor Edward Kraus of the Illinois Tech Chicago-Kent College of Law is not without fault. He operates the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic as a clinical professor, teaching classes and hosting students as interns or clinicians at his practice. Investigating the situation, I interviewed Professor Kraus twice in the last two weeks to shed some light on both the law and the man behind the Vaccine Injury Litigation Clinic.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 11
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An interview with creator of Alexa Rohit Prasad

Grace Arnold
David Arnold
TechNews Writers
Nov 26, 2018
Prior to the Darsh Wasan lecture on November 12, TechNews members David Arnold, Grace Arnold, and Ethan Castro were given the opportunity to interview Rohit Prasad. Prasad is best known for his work on Amazon Alexa and currently works as the Vice President and Head Scientist on Alexa Artificial Intelligence.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 11
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A guided visual tour of the Kaplan Institute

Ethan Castro
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Editor-in-Chief
Oct 29, 2018
With the Kaplan Institute officially open as of the October 25 ribbon-cutting ceremony, no doubt many Illinois Tech students, staff, and faculty members are curious as to the layout and operational functions of the building. Thus, guided tours of the new building were held the following day with the building’s architect, John Ronan, as well as the Executive Director of the Kaplan Institute, Howard Tullman. Through these tours, the two laid out many of the building’s core design features, as well as their visions for the space to be used by all Illinois Tech students to pursue innovative ideas and collaborative synergy.
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2018 - Fall - Issue 8
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