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Student Projects

Illinois Tech’s Information Technology and Management program offers an innovative learning experience where students work on cutting-edge projects.  Student projects are mentored by Illinois Tech faculty who guide the progress and ensure that in addition to learning it, students can actually do it.

Projects are not only a great learning experience, but they also help in job interviews. By the time our students graduate, they are able to share with interviewers their participation in several successful projects which can help them get the job and be prepared to become innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders of the future.

Below are examples of recent projects students have worked on as part of their educational experience.

ITM Student Projects

EcoTower takes Hydroponic farming to the next level by using technology to self-regulate plant growth. Hydroponics is the science of giving a plant the necessities for growth and longevity.

Our team was given the task of develop an electronic prototype covering the elements learned in the Embedded Systems course. These elements are electricity, data collection, data transmission, and data presentation. To do this, we created an electronic version of the board game Go.

A Safe Route Indicator, an overlay for maps that gives you real time information regarding crimes in the area, allowing you to reroute to a safer path.

Over the past 30 years, the scientific community has been coming out with more and more research showing the ever-continuing escalation of global warming and its effects on communities worldwide.

Using CBORD card readers and university ID cards, this group’s project was to reverse-engineer the contents of the card and create an “Attendance box.” This project was portable and allowed attendance to be taken by professors or at an event that required attendance-taking.