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Interprofessional Projects (IPROs)

IIT Interprofessional project presentation

Interprofessional Projects (IPROs) at IIT provide real-world experience for students. All undergraduate students must complete two IPRO courses, in which multi-disciplined student teams are tasked with finding solutions to problems impacting business, industry, and the world at large. On average, there are 35 IPRO projects each semester; project scope is varied and students are able to choose a project relevant to their major. IIT students have achieved impressive results through IPROs, identifying innovative ways to utilize technology, exploring and developing entrepreneurial ideas, and addressing issues affecting people in myriad ways.

Each semester, INTM faculty oversee several IPRO projects which directly involve industry.  Project work culminates with formal presentations on “IPRO Day”, when sponsors and student teams converge at Main Campus to review and discuss project outcomes. All semester projects are judged by representatives of industry and education, and the best project teams receive awards.  

INTM Faculty-led projects received top honors at IPRO Day 2015, and three awards at the Spring '14 IPRO Day.

The IIT IPRO webpage lists of all current and past IPROs searchable by Faculty and Discipline.

INTM Student Projects

A multi-themed IPRO cluster that creates value for the urban agriculture movement through collaborative innovation

(IPRO 497-02 Fall ’13)

IIT/INTM Faculty Advisors: Blake Davis, Will Maurer, Rodger Cooley (ARCH), and Armand Paradis (IFSH)

Collaboration with Brewmasters of Rock Bottom Brewery, Naperville Brewery, Kramer Tree Specialists, Inc.

(IPRO 340 Summer ’13)

INTM Faculty Advisor: Phil Lewis

INTM Specialization: Industrial Sustainability

Victory Gardens Biograph Theater

(IPRO 338 Fall ‘13)

INTM Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dan Tomal, in conjunction with the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) IIT Student Committee

Specialization: Industrial Facilities

Energy Audit of Soldier Field Parking Facility

(IPRO 338 Spring ’13)

INTM Faculty Advisor: Dr. Dan Tomal, in conjunction with the Electrical Contractor"s Association (ECA) IIT Student Committee

OMRON Automotive Electronics, Inc.

(IPRO 326 Fall ‘12 & Spring ’13)

INTM Faculty Advisor: Phil Lewis
INTM Specialization: Manufacturing Technology