Armour College of Engineering Now Accepting Spring 2017 Armour R&D Proposals

Armour_RD_News_Image.jpgArmour College of Engineering (ACE) is pleased to announce the spring 2017 request for Armour R&D project proposals as part of the ACE Distinctive Education Initiative. The Spring 2017 Armour R&D program will run from Monday, January 30 through Friday, April 14. The deadline to submit your proposal is Thursday, January 19 by 5 p.m.

Armour R&D offers two project tracks: Program for Undergraduate Research Education (PURE) and Mentored INnovation and Development (MIND).

PURE is a collaborative effort involving ACE faculty, the Wanger Institute for Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), the Pritzker Institute of Biomedical Science and Engineering, and the Institute for Food Safety and Health (IFSH). Students selected to participate in this program will have an opportunity to work with an ACE faculty mentor on a fundamental engineering research project, gain valuable research experience, and receive a stipend.

MIND is an expansion of PURE to bring discovery to practice. MIND focuses on the development and implementation of technology to address contemporary challenges improving and impacting mankind and the environment. This program is about the development of technology based on research findings, rather than the execution of basic research. We encourage faculty and students to participate in this program to explore new applications of ongoing research and/or work towards the utilization of innovative technology.

Participation in these activities will be recognized in a student’s Engineering Portfolio. Research and development activities should be focused on one or more of the IIT Engineering Themes: Water, Energy, Health and Security.

If you are interested in submitting an Armour R&D proposal, click here to learn more about each program and download an application. All proposals must be submitted by Thursday, January 19 at 5 p.m