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Illinois Institute of Technology

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Motto Transforming Lives. Inventing the Future.
Established 1940, predecessors established 1890s
Type Private
Space-grant
Endowment US$301 million
President John L. Anderson
Faculty 580
Undergraduates 2,216
Postgraduates 4,256
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Campus Urban, 103 acres (417,000 m²)
Sports Scarlet Hawks. 6 men's varsity teams, 6 women's varsity teams
Colors Scarlet and Gray
Website www.iit.edu

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private Ph.D.-granting university with programs in engineering, science, psychology, architecture, business, communications, journalism, design and law. It is a member of the Association of Independent Technological Universities, a group including MIT, Caltech, and Carnegie Mellon. It was formed in 1940 by the merger of Armour Institute of Technology (founded in 1893) and Lewis Institute (founded in 1895). Though not used in official communication, the nickname "Illinois Tech" has long been a favorite of students, inspiring the name of the student newspaper; (originally Armour Tech News from 1928, now TechNews), and the former mascot of the university's collegiate sports teams, the Techawks. During the 1950s and 1960s, the nickname was actually more prevalent than "IIT." This was reflected by the Chicago Transit Authority's elevated train station at 35th and State being named "Tech-35th" instead of its current name, "35th-Bronzeville-IIT." 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In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... 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State Street Village State Street Village is a dormitory for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ... S. R. Crown Hall, designed by the German-born Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ... Psychological science redirects here. ... This article is about building architecture. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... 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Campuses

IIT has five campuses.

  • Main Campus, in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood, housing all undergraduate programs and graduate programs in engineering, sciences, architecture, communications, and psychology
  • Downtown Campus, at 565 West Adams Street in Chicago, housing Chicago-Kent College of Law, Stuart School of Business, and the Graduate Programs in Public Administration
  • Institute of Design at 350 North LaSalle Street in Chicago
  • Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Campus in Wheaton, Illinois, home of the Center for Professional Development and degree programs in Information Technology and Management
  • Moffett Campus in Summit-Argo, Illinois, home of the National Center for Food Safety and Technology

The campus of another four-year college, Vandercook College of Music, is located on IIT's Main Campus. Douglas, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. ... Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law school of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is nationally recognized for the scholarship and accomplishments of its faculty and student body. ... Professor Elie Geisler is a distinguished professor of management at the Stuart School of business, Illinois Institute of Technology. ... IIT Institute of Design logo Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), previously known for the New Bauhaus, is a college teaching systemic, human-centered design. ... Incorporated City in 1859. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Vandercook College of Music is a four-year college of about 200 students, specializing in the education of music educators. ...


Shimer College, located in Waukegan, Illinois, decided to relocate at least some of its operations to IIT's Main Campus in Fall 2006, inhabiting one of the former Institute of Gas Technology buildings. Their move falls in line with IIT's hopes to strengthen humanities course offerings available to its students, and this new location is expected to allow Shimer greater visibility for its "Great Books" curriculum. Shimer College is a liberal arts college in Chicago, Illinois which is best known for its small enrollment and its Great Books curriculum. ... Waukegan is a city in Lake County, Illinois, of which it is the county seat. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (149,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Great Books refers to a curriculum and a book list. ...


Main Campus

IIT's Main Campus comprises about ten city blocks in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, approximately three miles south of the Loop and just east of U.S. Cellular Field (originally Comiskey Park). The CTA Green Line elevated trains run north and south through campus, and pass through the Exelon Tube, which is part of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center. The CTA Red Line runs north and south west of campus in the Dan Ryan Expressway median. State Street, which runs north and south, bisects the campus. East of State Street are mostly student-oriented buildings, including residence halls, fraternity and sorority houses, the campus center, student health and counseling offices, IIT Public Safety, and athletic facilities. West of State Street are academic and administrative buildings, Hermann Hall (IIT's Conference Center and former student union building), Paul V. Galvin Library[3], and University Technology Park[4]. IIT is bordered on the north roughly by 30th Street, on the south by 35th Street, on the east by Michigan Avenue, and on the west by Metra's Rock Island Line. Douglas, located on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois is one of 77 well-defined Chicago community areas. ... The Loop is what locals call the historical center of downtown Chicago. ... U.S. Cellular Field a. ... This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... The Green Line (Lake-Englewood & Lake-Jackson Park Services) is part of the CTA rapid transit system known as the Chicago L. It is a completely elevated route utilizing the systems oldest segments (dating back to 1892), extending 20. ... MTCC - IIT The McCormick Tribune Campus Center was designed as an architecturally-significant addition to the already architecturally-significant main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. ... The Red Line (Howard-Dan Ryan Service) is a heavy rail line in Chicago, run by the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) as part of the Chicago L system. ... The Dan Ryan Expressway in 1970. ... The Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at Lafayette College. ... A Metra Train Metra (Officially known as the Northeast Illinois Regional Commuter Railroad Corporation) is a regional rail that serves the city of Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding cities, many of them Chicago suburbs. ...


IIT claims to have one of the safest campuses in Chicago.[1] The university maintains its own security department, which patrols the campus in clearly-marked Chevrolet Impalas. Any call to Public Safety can be responded to in under 60 seconds.[2] Each dormitory building is locked at all times and can only be accessed with a key or security card.[citation needed] In addition, all regular (non-Greek) dormitories are monitored by door guards 24 hours a day.[citation needed] 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible The Chevrolet Impala is an automobile built for the Chevrolet division by General Motors. ...


Academic units

IIT is divided into four colleges, three institutes, a school, and a number of research centers, some of which provide academic programs independent of the other academic units. Many of these contain departments representing the academic programs offered in each. The academic structure is as follows:


Armour College of Engineering

College of Architecture


College of Science and Letters

Institute of Psychology

Center for Professional Development

  • Information Technology and Management Degree Programs
  • Industrial Technology and Management Degree Programs
  • Professional Learning Programs (CEU/Adult Education)

Chicago-Kent College of Law In order to ensure that professionals are progressing and staying up with current issues, regulations and procedures, many state boards that issue professional licenses require that the professional obtain a certain number of training hours for license renewal. ... Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law school of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is nationally recognized for the scholarship and accomplishments of its faculty and student body. ...


Institute of Design IIT Institute of Design logo Institute of Design (ID) at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), previously known for the New Bauhaus, is a college teaching systemic, human-centered design. ...


Stuart School of Business Professor Elie Geisler is a distinguished professor of management at the Stuart School of business, Illinois Institute of Technology. ...

  • Center for Financial Markets
  • Institute of Business and Interprofessional Studies
    • Department of Undergraduate Business
    • Interprofessional Projects Program
    • Coleman Foundation Entrepreneurship Program
    • IIT Entrepreneurship Academy
    • IIT Leadership Academy
    • Ed Kaplan Entrepreneurial Studies Program
    • Jules F. Knapp Entrepreneurship Center

History

Two of three remaining buildings from the Armour campus - Main Building (front) and Machinery Hall. Sears Tower and AT&T Corporate Center loom in the distance.
Two of three remaining buildings from the Armour campus - Main Building (front) and Machinery Hall. Sears Tower and AT&T Corporate Center loom in the distance.

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Armour Institute of Technology

One of IIT's predecessor institutions, Armour Institute of Technology, was founded in 1890 with a gift from Philip Danforth Armour, Sr., a prominent Chicago meat packer and grain merchant. Armour had heard Chicago minister Frank Gunsaulus say that with a million dollars he would build a school that would be open to students of all backgrounds, instead of just the elite, as was common then. This became known as the Million Dollar Sermon. After the sermon, Armour approached Gunsaulus and asked if he was serious about his claim. When Gunsaulus said yes, Armour told him that if he came by his office in the morning, he would give him the million dollars. Armour also stipulated that Gunsaulus become the first president of the school, and Gunsaulus served as president of Armour Tech from its founding in 1893 until his death in 1921. Philip Danforth Armour (1832-1901) was born in Stockbridge, New York, of Scottish descent. ... For other types of minister, see Minister In Christian churches, a minister is a man or woman who serves a congregation or participates in a role in a parachurch ministry; such persons can minister as a Pastor, Preacher, Bishop, Chaplain, Deacon or Elder. ... Frank Wakeley Gunsaulus D.D. LL.D (January 1, 1856–March 17, 1921) was a noted preacher, educator, pastor, author and humanitarian. ...


Centered at 33rd Street and Armour Avenue (now Federal Street), Armour Institute of Technology shared the neighborhood now known as Bronzeville with many historic places --Old Comiskey Park sat just a few blocks away, west of what is now the Dan Ryan Expressway; the land used to expand the campus in the 1940s through 1970s was home to many of Chicago's old famous jazz and blues clubs, with performers like Louis Armstrong highlighting the neighborhood; and, as evidenced by the affluent church where Gunsaulus ministered and the Armour family attended, some of Chicago's most influential members frequented the area. This article is about the original Comiskey Park. ... The Dan Ryan Expressway in 1970. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... “Blues music” redirects here. ... Louis[1] Armstrong[2] (4 August 1901[3] – July 6, 1971), nicknamed Satchmo[4] and Pops, was an American jazz musician. ...


Lewis Institute

Founded in 1895 by the will of Chicago real estate investor Allen C. Lewis, Lewis Institute stood where the United Center now stands. Lewis was one of many real estate investors to descend on Chicago after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, and helped to rebuild the city's west side. The Institute, under its first director, George Noble Carman, quickly became a pioneer in education, offering adult education programs that were well before their time. The Institute offered courses in engineering, sciences, and technology, but also featured courses in home economics and other domestic arts. One unique program featured a young child "borrowed" from a member of the community who would be cared for by Lewis students for up to a year. Many Lewis faculty became well-known for their contributions to education and society, including Carman, who helped create the first educational accreditation board which became the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and Ethel Percy Andrus, who became the first female high school principal in the state of California and founded the AARP. State Street Village, S.R. Crown Hall, Armour Main Building Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private Ph. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ... Artists rendering of the fire, by John R Chapin, originally printed in Harpers Weekly The Great Chicago Fire was a conflagration that burned from Sunday October 8 to early Tuesday October 10, 1871, killing hundreds and destroying about four square miles in Chicago, Illinois. ... Accreditation is a process by which a facilitys services and operations are examined by a third-party accrediting agency to determine if applicable standards are met. ... The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ... Ethel Percy Andrus was the founder of the National Retired Teachers Association (NRTA) in 1947 and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) in 1958. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Current logo for AARP, in use since January 2007 For the AppleTalk protocol developed by Apple Computer, see AppleTalk address resolution protocol (AARP). ...


Lewis/Armour Merger

Despite success on many fronts for both Armour Institute and Lewis Institute, the Great Depression and changing educational times left each looking for ways to expand programs and relieve debt. In the late 1930s, the Board of Trustees at Armour was expanded greatly, with many Chicago industrialists and businessmen joining the Board to increase both funding and notoriety. However, it was a proposal from Lewis' Chairman Alex Bailey to Armour President Henry Townley Heald and Board Chair James Cunningham that would lead to the birth of IIT. While Armour's faculty and trustees supported the merger, some Lewis faculty and alumni opposed it, feeling that Lewis' legacy would be forgotten in the new school. In fact, it was Armour's campus that became the permanent home of the new school, and Lewis' campus was used as a civic building by the City of Chicago before the campus was leveled and the United Center eventually constructed. The resistance by Lewis supporters led to a court battle, in which the original will of Allen C. Lewis had to be dissolved. Lewis and Armour completed the merger in 1940, and the fall of 1940 marked the first academic year for the new Illinois Institute of Technology. For other uses, see The Great Depression (disambiguation). ... Henry Townley Heald was president of the Illinois Institute of Technology from 1938-1952. ... The United Center is an indoor sports arena located in the Near West Side community area of Chicago, Illinois, named after its corporate sponsor, United Airlines. ...


Growth and Expansion

IIT continue to expand after the merger. As one of the first American universities to host a Navy V-12 program during World War II, the school saw a large increase in students and, as a result, had to expand the Armour campus beyond its original seven acres. Two years before the merger, German architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe joined Armour to head Armour and the Art Institute of Chicago's architecture program. The Art Institute would later pull out of the program. Mies was given the task of designing a completely new campus, and the result was a spacious, open, 120 acre campus set in contrast to the busy, crowded urban neighborhood around it. The first Mies-designed buildings were completed in the mid-1940s, and construction on what is considered the "Mies campus" continued until the early 1970s. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. ... The Art Institute of Chicago is a fine art museum located in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Engineering and research also saw great growth and expansion from the post-war period until the early 1970s. Fluid dynamicist John T. Rettaliata, whose research accomplishments included work on early development of the jet engine and a seat on the National Aeronautics and Space Council, was president of IIT during its period of greatest growth, from 1952 until 1973. This period saw IIT as the largest engineering school in the United States (as a feature in the September 1953 edition of Popular Science pointed out). IIT was the home of many research organizations, including IIT Research Institute, formerly Armour Research Foundation and birthplace of magnetic recording wire and tape and both audio and video cassettes, as well as the Institute for Gas Technology and American Association of Railroads, among others. Fluid dynamics is the sub-discipline of fluid mechanics dealing with fluids (liquids and gases) in motion. ... A Pratt and Whitney turbofan engine for the F-15 Eagle is tested at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, USA. The tunnel behind the engine muffles noise and allows exhaust to escape. ... This article is not about the magazine, Popular Science Popular science is interpretation of science intended for a general audience, rather than for other scientists or students. ... Magnetic storage is a term from engineering referring to the storage of data on a magnetised medium. ... The videocassette recorder (or VCR, more commonly known in the British Isles as the video recorder), is a type of video tape recorder that uses removable videotape cassette containing magnetic tape to record audio and video from a television broadcast so it can be played back later. ...

Three colleges merged with IIT after the 1940 merger of Armour and Lewis: Institute of Design (ID) in 1946, Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1969, and Midwest College of Engineering in 1986. IIT's Stuart School of Business was founded by a gift from Lewis Institute alumnus Harold Leonard Stuart in the 1960s, and joined Chicago-Kent at IIT's Downtown Campus in 1992; it phased out its undergraduate program (becoming graduate-only) after Spring 1995. (An undergraduate business program focusing on technology and IIT's Interprofessional Projects program was launched in Fall 2004 and was for a while administratively separate from the Stuart School. It is now part of the school, but remains on Main Campus.) The Institute of Design, once housed on the Main Campus in S.R. Crown Hall, also cut its undergraduate programs and moved downtown in the early 1990s. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2464x1632, 1035 KB) Summary Helmut Jahns State Street Village at Illinois Institute of Technology. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2464x1632, 1035 KB) Summary Helmut Jahns State Street Village at Illinois Institute of Technology. ... State Street Village State Street Village is a dormitory for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ... Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law school of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is nationally recognized for the scholarship and accomplishments of its faculty and student body. ... Professor Elie Geisler is a distinguished professor of management at the Stuart School of business, Illinois Institute of Technology. ... State Street Village, S.R. Crown Hall, Armour Main Building Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is a private Ph. ... S. R. Crown Hall, designed by the German-born Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Today

Enrollment and financial decline from the mid-1970s through the early 1990s threatened the school so much that in 1994, the National Commission on IIT considered leaving the Mies campus behind and moving to the Chicago suburbs. Construction of a veritable wall of high-rise Chicago Housing Authority projects replaced virtually all of IIT's neighbors in the 1950s and 1960s, a well-meaning but flawed attempt to improve conditions in an economically declining portion of the city. One of the most notorious of these high-rise complexes, Stateway Gardens, was located just south of 35th Street, the southern boundary of campus. The last of these buildings was scheduled for demolition in fall 2006 [3], but the Dearborn Homes to the immediate north of campus and the Harold Ickes Homes further north still remain. The past decade, though, has seen a redevelopment of Stateway Gardens into a new, mixed-income neighborhood dubbed Park Boulevard; the completion of the new central station of the Chicago Police Department a block east of the campus; and major commercial development at Roosevelt Road, one Green Line stop north of campus, and residential development as close as Michigan Avenue on the east boundary of the school. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2464x1632, 936 KB) Summary Rem Koolhaas McCormick Tribune Campus Center, from the northwest. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2464x1632, 936 KB) Summary Rem Koolhaas McCormick Tribune Campus Center, from the northwest. ... MTCC - IIT The McCormick Tribune Campus Center was designed as an architecturally-significant addition to the already architecturally-significant main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. ... The Chicago Housing Authority is an organization focusing on public housing in the city of Chicago. ... Stateway Gardens is the name of a housing project in the Bronzeville neighborhood of the South Side of Chicago, alongside the Dan Ryan Expressway, adjacent to the former Robert Taylor Homes. ... Roosevelt Road, sometimes called 12th Street, is a major east-west thoroughfare in the city of Chicago and its western suburbs. ...


Today, Illinois Institute of Technology is experiencing a resurgence. Bolstered by a $120 million gift in the mid-1990s from IIT alum Robert Pritzker, former chairman of IIT's Board of Trustees, and Robert Galvin, former chairman of the board and former Motorola executive, the university is in the midst of a physical renovation and revitalization campaign for the Main Campus. The first new buildings on the Main Campus since the "completion" of the Mies Campus in the early 1970s were finished in 2003--Rem Koolhaas's McCormick Tribune Campus Center and Helmut Jahn's State Street Village. S.R. Crown Hall saw renovation in 2005, and Wishnick Hall is currently under work. Undergraduate enrollment has breached 2,000 after reaching a low point of 1,500 in the mid-1990s, and plans are to reach 2,500 by 2010, an estimate that is looking increasingly conservative. Chicago-Kent College of Law has been recognized as one of the top law schools in the Midwest, with leading faculty in international and technology law. Stuart School of Business boasts the 11th ranked Finance/Financial Markets program in the world as ranked by Global Derivatives magazine. Older programs are still strong, as seen by strong recent growth in the College of Architecture and steady enrollment in the same period for other units. New programs--including Biomedical Engineering, "techno-business," and Journalism of Technology, Science, and Business--have helped to bring more modernized education to the school still dominated by engineering and architecture programs, the traditional domain of tech schools. To further boost this focus on biotechnology and the melding of business and technology, University Technology Park At IITis being developed, by remodeling former Institute of Gas Technology and research buildings on the south end of the Main Campus. Robert Pritzker (1927-) runs the Pritzker Organizations assets. ... Robert (Bob) W. Galvin (born on October 9, 1922 in Marshfield, Wisconsin) is the son of the founder of Motorola, Paul Galvin. ... Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA Rem Koolhaas (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. ... MTCC - IIT The McCormick Tribune Campus Center was designed as an architecturally-significant addition to the already architecturally-significant main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. ... An illuminated, suspended, oval roof covers the 102m span of the central Forum of the Sony Center, Berlin. ... State Street Village State Street Village is a dormitory for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ... S. R. Crown Hall, designed by the German-born Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ... Chicago-Kent College of Law, the law school of the Illinois Institute of Technology, is nationally recognized for the scholarship and accomplishments of its faculty and student body. ... The AbioCor artificial heart, an example of a biomedical engineering application of mechanical engineering with biocompatible materials for Cardiothoracic Surgery using an artificial organ. ...


Campus Life

There are numerous student organizations available on campus, including religious groups, academic/major groups, student activity/hobby groups, etc.


IIT is also home to a vibrant Greek life. Fraternities include the Alpha Sigma Phi , Delta Tau Delta, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Triangle, Phi Kappa Sigma, and Omega Delta. Sororities include the Alpha Sigma Alpha, Zeta Pi Omega, Kappa Phi Delta, and Sigma Gamma Rho. Most are located on the IIT Quad near the CTA Green Line 'L' train station, with a few of the sororities in the dorms rather than in their own house. Alpha Sigma Phi (ΑΣΦ, commonly abbreviated to Alpha Sig) is a social fraternity with 68 active chapters, colonies, and interest groups. ... Delta Tau Delta (ΔΤΔ, DTD, or Delts) is a U.S.-based international college fraternity. ... Pi Kappa Phi is a national social fraternity that was founded in the spirit of nu phi, meaning non-fraternity. ... ΣΦΕ (Sigma Phi Epsilon), commonly nicknamed SigEp or S-P-E, is a social fraternity for male college students in the United States. ... A triangle. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Official Crest of Omega Delta Omega Delta is also the name of an Autobot shuttle in the Transformers: Beast Wars and Transformers: Beast Machines television series. ... Alpha Sigma Alpha (ΑΣΑ) is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University) in Farmville, Virginia. ... Kappa Phi Delta (ΚΦΔ) is a local social sorority at the Illinois Institute of Technology. ... Sigma Gamma Rho (ΣΓΡ) was founded on November 12, 1922, by seven educators in Indianapolis, Indiana. ... CTA may refer to: Cyprus Turkish Airlines Columbus Torah Academy Chicago Transit Authority Chicago (band), originally known as Chicago Transit Authority before a lawsuit threat Central de los Trabajadores Argentinos California Teachers Association Call to Action Charge transfer amplifier Cellulose triacetate Common Travel Area Brazilian General Command for Aerospace Technology...


IIT was also the first university in Chicago to host sorority houses. In 2001 the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority became the first in the City of Chicago to have a house. The prior lack of sororities was commonly attributed to non-existent laws or ordinances which supposedly classified sorority houses as brothels; in reality, their absence was due to a lack of appropriately zoned land and the expense of maintaining such a house in an urban environment (sororities exist all over Chicago at nearly every university. IIT remains the only one where sororities have houses, however). Alpha Sigma Alpha (ΑΣΑ) is a US national sorority founded on November 15, 1901 at Longwood College (now University) in Farmville, Virginia. ...


In anticipation of the opening of the McCormick Tribune Campus Center, the on-campus pub and bowling alley known as "The BOG" ceased operations in 2003. In response to the complaints regarding the new student center's failure to compensate, the BOG reopened in February 2007. MTCC - IIT The McCormick Tribune Campus Center was designed as an architecturally-significant addition to the already architecturally-significant main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. ...


IIT's campus radio station regained its original call letters, WIIT in 2001. Prior to that it had changed its call letters to WOUI in 1972, due to the similarity with another Chicago radio station WAIT. Operating at 88.9MHz, it used to broadcast with 10W of power in FM-Mono. The broadcast antenna is located on top of Main Building and studios are in the McCormick Tribune Campus Center.


On the 6th floor of Main Building is the IIT Model Railroaders Club. This organization has existed for decades and builds and maintains an operational HO gauge model railroad layout which consumes the entire 6th floor of Main Building. Their impressive layout utilizes actual full-size railroad switching equiment to operate some of the switches in their layout. The group generally meets only on Friday evenings.


On Thursday, September 27th, 2007, IIT opened the University Disc Golf course. It is a nine hole disc golf course, that weaves its way through the academic buildings on campus. The course is the first disc golf course to appear in Chicago city limits. A player putting at Cass Benton Disc Golf Course; Northville, Michigan. ...


Most recently, a student-created website called ChangeIIT has gathered a lot of attention on campus. Located at www.changeIIT.com, the website allows students to blog about their likes and dislikes, hoping to change the university for the better. ChangeIIT is a student-created blog website dedicated to changing Chicagos Illinois Institute of Technology for the better. ...


Architecture

On the west side of the Main Campus are three red brick buildings that were original to Armour Institute, built between 1891 and 1901. In 1938, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe began his 20-year tenure as director of IIT's School of Architecture (1938-1959). The university was on the verge of building a brand new campus, to be one of the nation's first federally-funded urban renewal projects. Mies was given carte blanche in the large commission, and the university grew fast enough during and after World War II to allow much of the ambitious new plan to be realized. From 1943 to 1957, several new Mies buildings rose across campus, culminating in his final, grandest, and most refined work, S.R. Crown Hall, then and now the home of the College of Architecture and a National Historic Landmark. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1631 KB) Summary The newly rennovated S.R. Crown Hall from the north at night, with IITRI Tower in the background. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1631 KB) Summary The newly rennovated S.R. Crown Hall from the north at night, with IITRI Tower in the background. ... S. R. Crown Hall, designed by the German-born Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ... Red Brick is a name given originally to the six civic British universities that were founded in the industrial cities of England in the Victorian era and achieved university status before World War II. The civic university movement started in 1851 with Owens College, Manchester (now the University of Manchester... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. ... S. R. Crown Hall, designed by the German-born Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Mies left IIT, partly by choice, since his private firm was taking off, and partly because then-president Rettaliata saw his shyness as a liability in fundraising attempts. Though Mies had emphasized his wish to complete the campus he had begun, commissions from the late 50s onward were given to Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill (SOM), prompting Mies to never return to the campus that had changed architecture the world over. SOM architect Walter Netsch designed a few buildings, including the new library that Mies had wished to create, all of them similar to Mie's style, but not direct copies. By the late 1960s, campus addition projects were given to SOM's Myron Goldsmith, who had worked with Mies during his education at IIT and so was able to design several new buildings to harmonize well with the original campus. In 1976, the American Institute of Architects recognized the campus as one of the 200 most significant works of architecture in the U.S. A new campus center, designed by Rem Koolhaas, and a new state-of-the-art residence hall, State Street Village, designed by Helmut Jahn, opened in 2003, the first new buildings built on the Main Campus in 32 years, partly due to the difficulty entailed in adding on to an architecturally significant campus without detracting from the campus's character. The architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP (SOM) was formed in Chicago in 1936 by Louis Skidmore and Nathaniel Owings; in 1939 they were joined by John Merrill. ... Walter Netsch (1920-) is a German-American architect based in Chicago. ... The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is a professional organization for architects in the United States. ... MTCC - IIT The McCormick Tribune Campus Center was designed as an architecturally-significant addition to the already architecturally-significant main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. ... Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA Rem Koolhaas (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. ... An illuminated, suspended, oval roof covers the 102m span of the central Forum of the Sony Center, Berlin. ...


Campus architectural tours are available, as of May 2006, both self-guided and docent-led.[5]


List of Buildings

Original Armour Institute Buildings

  • Main Building (1891)
  • Machinery Hall (1901)
  • Armour Laboratory (1901)

Mies-designed buildings

  • IITRI Minerals and Metals Research Building (1943, 1958)
  • Engineering Research Building (1945)
  • Alumni Memorial Hall (1946)
  • Wishnick Hall (1946)
  • Perlstein Hall (1947)
  • Heating Plant (1949)
  • Institute of Gas Technology Complex, North and South buildings (1949, 1955)
  • American Association of Railroads Complex (1950-1955)
  • Carr Memorial Chapel (1952)
  • Commons Building (1953)
  • Bailey, Carman, Cunningham Halls (1953-1955)
  • S.R. Crown Hall (1956)
  • Siegel Hall (1957)

Non-Mies buildings S. R. Crown Hall, designed by the German-born Modernist architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, is the home of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ...

  • Farr Hall (1948)
  • McCormick Student Village (1948-1966)
  • Gunsaulus Hall (1949)
  • IITRI - Chemistry Research Building and Life Sciences Research Building (1955, 1961)
  • Fraternity/Sorority Quad (1958-1961)
  • IITRI Tower (1964)
  • IGT Complex, Central Building (1964)

Walter Netsch buildings Walter Netsch (1920-) is a German-American architect based in Chicago. ...

  • Paul V. Galvin Library (formerly the John Crerar Library) (1962) [6]
  • Grover M. Hermann Hall (Hermann Union Building or HUB) (1962) [7]

Myron Goldsmith buildings The John Crerar Library at the University of Chicago is recognized as one of the best libraries in the country for research and teaching in the sciences, medicine, and technology. ...

  • Keating Hall (1966)
  • Engineering 1 Building (1968)
  • Life Sciences Building (1969)
  • Stuart Building (1971)

Recent Additions

State Street Village State Street Village is a dormitory for the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. ... An illuminated, suspended, oval roof covers the 102m span of the central Forum of the Sony Center, Berlin. ... MTCC - IIT The McCormick Tribune Campus Center was designed as an architecturally-significant addition to the already architecturally-significant main campus of the Illinois Institute of Technology, located in the Bronzeville neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. ... Seattle Central Library, designed by OMA Rem Koolhaas (born November 17, 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands) is a Dutch architect, former journalist and screenwriter who studied architecture at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. ...

Sports

Illinois Tech's athletic teams compete in the NAIA Division I Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Athletic Department is one of the few IIT departments which uses "Illinois Tech" instead of "IIT," and has done so since the beginning of IIT in 1940. Teams compete in basketball, soccer, baseball, swimming and diving, and cross country running for men, and basketball, soccer, volleyball, swimming and diving, and cross country running for women. The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (better known as the NAIA) traces its roots to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball. ... The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference consists of 15 members as an affiliated conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. ... This article is about the sport. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article is about the sport. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ... This article is about the sport. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Dive. ... The Minnesota State Highschool Cross Country Meet A cross country race in Seaside, Oregon. ...


Notable Alumni

President Valdas Adamkus Valdas Adamkus (born Valdemaras Adamkevičius on November 3, 1926) is the current President of the Republic of Lithuania. ... Dorothea Brande (1893-1948) was a well respected writer and editor in New York. ... John Calamos born 1943 is a self made money manager and investor. ... Marvin Camras (January 1, 1916 - June 23, 1995) was an important pioneer in the field of magnetic recording. ... Magnetic storage is a term from engineering referring to the storage of data on a magnetised medium. ... Roger Chaffee Roger Bruce Chaffee (February 15, 1935 - January 27, 1967) was a U.S. Navy pilot who became an American astronaut in the Apollo program. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Linda Connor, a notable American photographer, has spent more than twenty-five years exploring and investigating exotic and spiritual places. ... Martin Cooper is invited to join COMPUTEX Taipei 2007 e21 Forum. ... Motorola T2288 mobile phone A mobile phone is a portable electronic device which behaves as a normal telephone whilst being able to move over a wide area (compare cordless phone which acts as a telephone only within a limited range). ... Jack Dongarra is a University Distinguished Professor of Computer Science in the Computer Science Department [1] at the University of Tennessee. ... The University of Tennessee (UT), sometimes called the University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UT Knoxville or UTK), is the flagship institution of the statewide land-grant University of Tennessee public university system in the American state of Tennessee. ... Mark Draper (born 11 November 1970 in Long Eaton) is an English former football player. ... James Ingo Freed (June 23, 1930-December 15, 2005) was an American architect of German Jewish heritage. ... Julius Hoffman (July 7, 1895–July 1, 1983) was a Chicago, Illinois native attorney and judge best known for his role in the Chicago Seven trial. ... Hans Hollein, (March 30, 1934 in Vienna - ) is an Austrian architect Hollein achieved a diploma at the Academy of Fine Arts in [[Vienna in 1956, then in the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1959 and the University of Calfornia in 1960. ... Yasuhiro Ishimoto (b. ... An illuminated, suspended, oval roof covers the 102m span of the central Forum of the Sony Center, Berlin. ... Sanjay Kirloskar is the chairman and managing director of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, the flagship & holding company of the Kirloskar Group. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Dr. Martin C. Jischke. ... Purdue redirects here. ... Edward H. Kaplan is the William N. and Marie A. Beach Professor of Management Sciences at the Yale School of Management, Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Medicine, and Professor of Engineering in the Yale Faculty of Engineering. ... Gloria Ray Karlmark was born in 1942 and she was one of the Little Rock Nine. ... Congressional Gold Medal presented to Navajo Code talkers in 2000 The Congressional Gold Medal should not be confused with the Medal of Honor (commonly called the Congressional Medal of Honor), which is also awarded by Congress, but only to military members as the highest military decoration of the United States. ... One of the most prolific and yet relatively unknown American authors, Harry Stephen Keeler represented to many the quintessential writer: one who wrote for the love of writing, regardless of fan base, profit or any other external factors. ... The Toronto-Dominion Centre. ... Jan Lorenc Jan Lorenc is a Polish-American designer. ... Tim Michels is a member of the Wisconsin Republican Party. ... Satyanarayan Gangaram Pitroda, better known as Dr. Sam Pitroda, born in Titlagarh, Orissa, is an inventor, entrepreneur and policymaker. ... Robert Pritzker (1927-) runs the Pritzker Organizations assets. ... Grote Reber (December 22, 1911 – December 20, 2002) was one of the pioneers of radio astronomy. ... The 64 meter radio telescope at Parkes Observatory A radio telescope is a form of directional radio antenna most often used in radio astronomy and in tracking and collecting data from satellites and space probes (see Deep Space Network), and are also used in the SETI project. ... James Roche Dr. James G. Roche was the 20th Secretary of the Air Force, serving from January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2005. ... The Secretary of the Air Force is the civilian head of the United States Department of the Air Force, a component organization of the Department of Defense. ... Vincent M. Sarich (born 1934) is an American anthropology professor. ... Susan Solomon (born 1956 in Chicago)[1] is an atmospheric chemist working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. ... Jack Steinberger (born May 25, 1921) is a physicist. ... James J.Y. Young is a member of the rock band Styx. ... Styx (pronounced sticks) is an American rock band that was popular in the 1970s and 1980s, with such hits as Come Sail Away, Babe, Lady, Suite Madame Blue, Mr. ... Dr. Mohsen Sazegara during an interview in Washington Institute for Near East Policy. ...

Notable Faculty

Professor Lori Andrews Lori Andrews is a distinguished professor of law at Chicago-Kent College of Law; Director of Illinois Institute of Technologys Institute for Science, Law and Technology; and in Spring 2002, she was a visiting professor at Princeton University. ... John F.O. Bilson (born 1948) is a Professor of Finance and Director of the MS and Ph. ... For the fictional character portrayed by Clint Eastwood in the Dirty Harry film series, see Harry Callahan (character). ... For other persons named Michael Davis, see Michael Davis (disambiguation). ... Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa (July 18, 1906–February 27, 1992) was an English professor and academic who served as a United States Senator from California from 1977 to 1983. ... Albert Henry Krehbiel (November 25, 1873 _ June 29, 1945) was an American impressionist painter. ... Leon Max Lederman (born July 15, 1922 in New York) is an American experimental physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1988 for his work on neutrinos. ... Dr. Walter Cox McCrone (1916-2002) was an American chemist who was considered a leading expert in microscopy. ... Karl Menger Karl Menger (Vienna, Austria, January 13, 1902 – Highland Park, Illinois, USA, October 5, 1985) was a mathematician of great scope and depth. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Herbert Alexander Simon (June 15, 1916 – February 9, 2001) was an American political scientist whose research ranged across the fields of cognitive psychology, computer science, public administration, economics, management, and philosophy of science and a professor, most notably, at Carnegie Mellon University. ... Ludwig Mies van der Rohe born Maria Ludwig Michael Mies (March 27, 1886 – August 17, 1969) was a German architect. ... Waddell in March, 2007 For the British engineer see John Waddell There was also a noted bridge designer named John Alexander Low Waddell John Henry Waddell (b. ... Tamara Sher, PhD, is a prominent Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Psychology Program in the Institute of Psychology at Illinois Institute of Technology, and a leading researcher in the fields of Behavioral Medicine (Health Psychology) and Couples Therapy (Marital Therapy). ...

References

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  3. ^ Olivo, Antonio. Stateway's swan song. Chicago Tribune. April 16, 2006.

See also

This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... The Center on Nanotechnology and Society (Nano & Society) is an affiliate of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and is housed at IIT’s Chicago-Kent College of Law. ... IIT Research Institute (IITRI) is a contract research organization (CRO) located in Chicago, Illinois. ...

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