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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-disciplinary student teams are tasked with finding solutions to problems impacting business, industry, or 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.  At the end of each IPRO, the student teams present their findings to the project sponsor(s) in order to review and discuss project outcomes.  Below are INTM Faculty-led projects, many of which have received University recognition for outstanding quality. 

Lear more about all Illinois Tech IPROs and ways for companies to participate.

INTM Faculty-led Projects

A student-faculty team from IIT worked with ComEd executives and managers worked with to help identify creative solutions to a long-term problem: birds and other wildlife gaining access to outdoor substation equipment, building nests, and eventually causing equipment failures upon contact wi

Metra, Commuter Rail Division of the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) came to Illinois Tech for help finding creative solutions to improve the ridership experience on the Rock Island line that extends from Chicago to Joliet with a

There are many old, energy inefficient buildings that need upgrading, but due to code and regulations restraints there are not always viable, cost-effective solutions (as outline by the national competition guidelines of the National Electrical Contractors’ Association (NECA).

This open-ended project involves studying both the benefits and potential hazards of new technologies such as Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting and HVAC control systems with advanced smart-phone controlled capabilities (Apps).   This student team compared the en

The United States electrical grid is undergoing a profound transformation due to trends in information technology, smart equipment, renewable energy systems and increasing sustainability goals.