IPRO Day Awards—Spring 2017


The culmination of the spring semester’s Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program was held on IPRO Day on April 21 when 60 IPRO teams exhibited their semester-long work throughout Hermann Hall. Dedicated panels of workplace professionals, faculty, and graduate students spent the day judging the IPRO projects, and voting on the best exhibits.

The IPRO Program would like to thank all of the students, faculty, Illinois Tech partners, guests, judges, and sponsors for making this the best IPRO Day yet.

Following the exhibit judging, IPRO Day participants gathered in the Hermann Hall Expo for the closing award ceremony, where the winners of the Dean’s Choice, Top Tracks, and the Coleman Foundation IPRO Entrepreneurship Awards were announced:

Dean’s Choice Awards:

  • Lewis College of Human Sciences:  SAREEnotSORRY
  • Stuart School of Business: Ethics Code Collection
  • Armour College of Engineering: Fabrication and Commercialization of High-Power Li-Ion Batteries
  • College of Architecture: Using Vermiculture to Repair and Replace (Lost) Topsoil
  • College of Science: Therapy Bed
  • School of Applied Technology: Made in USA

Track Winners:

  • Track 1 (Sustainable Food and Growing Methods): Ugandan Urban Farming
  • Track 2 (Sustainable Innovations for Urban and Industrial Systems): Energy DIY: Decentralization of Power
  • Honorable Mention: Productive Transit
  • Track 3 (STEM Education): AGC – Math
  • Honorable Mention: S.E.A. Lab
  • Track 4 (Digital Solutions for a Changing World): NAPZ
  • Track 5 (A Sustainable Future): Made in USA
  • Honorable Mention: 5E. Water as a Resource. Power Plant Cooling Water Disposal
  • Track 6 (Building Community through Social Innovation): Tucson Samaritans (GPS in the desert)
  • Honorable Mention: Sumaoy Education
  • Track 7 (Innovation Products and Applications): Vidabottle
  • Track 8 (The Future of Pedestrian and Vehicular Transport): Roosevelt-Museum Connection Project
  • Track 9 (Electro-Mechanical & Materials Innovation): Fabrication and Commercialization of High-Power Li-Ion Batteries

Coleman Foundation IPRO Entrepreneurship Awards:

  • Ethics Code Collection
  • Bring IIT to Bronzeville
  • Made in USA

Mark your calendars for our upcoming 2017 IPRO Days

  • Summer: Friday, July 28, 2017
  • Fall: Friday, November 17, 2017