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Special projects are designed for Master of Industrial Technology and Operations (MITO) students as well as participants in the International Alliance Program (IIT Paris/IIT Europe Program).  IIT Europe students come from overseas technical universities to IIT to complete a project while also satisfying graduate level requirements at their home university. Each student may select and research a topic that is directly related to their academic and professional goals and interests. Students interested in pursuing a graduate special project should make an appointment to discuss their project ideas with Mr. Mazin Safar, INTM Program Director (

INTM Student Projects

The application of e-commerce to the food and beverage industry has created new business opportunities for restaurants, supermarkets and food stores. According to Business Insider (2015), while the overall food and beverage industry in the U.S.

Individuals and companies have to adjust to the reality of global climate change, and have to manage their carbon footprints to have a sustainable future.

Package delivery to consumers using Drones is getting into the "trials" stage. 7-Eleven and Flirtey made a drone delivery in Reno.

This paper outlines startup plans for an app, Waveland, conceived to be the next Instagram for surf checking.  The purpose of the app is to enable surfers to discover the surfing conditions in their favorite surf spots in real time.

Mobile Doctors (MD) is a proposal for a business that would provide basic health services to residents in senior care institutions such as nursing homes and assisted living facilities.