IPRO Day Awards

The culmination of the fall semester’s Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program was held on IPRO Day on November 20 where 115 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, guests, judges and sponsors for making this the best IPRO Day yet.

IPRO Day Recognition Awards
Following the exhibit judging and lunch, IPRO Day participants gathered in the Hermann Hall Expo for the closing award ceremony, where the Dean’s Choice, Top Tracks, People’s Choice and Innovation Showcase Teams were announced.

Dean’s Choice Awards:

Lewis College of Human Sciences: Developing a Community-Centered Urban Agriculture Food Hub (Imani Village: Trinity 95th & Cottage Grove Planned Community Development LLC)

Stuart School of Business: The Illinois Commuter Ferry System

Armour College of Engineering: Modulus Solaris: Solar-Capturing Retractable Awning

School of Architecture: Unleashing STEMagination

College of Science: Chicago and Water: Challenges and Opportunities

School of Applied Technology: huLo: Digital Tangible Color Recognition System for Online Shopping

Track Winners

Track 1

Harnessing Wind & Water for the Modern Age: Team Peppermint – Kite Eye in the Sky
Track 2: 

Urban Transportation: Train Noise Mitigation Strategies

Track 3: 

STEM Environments (Sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation): WISE: Women Inspiring STEM Empowerment

Track 4:

Innovating for a Changing World: Retooling Plastics

Track 5: 

Apps for Daily Life: Go Shop!

Track 6: 

Health & Wellness: Global Challenges -Family Planning
Track 7: 

Large Scale Systems and Sustainable Solutions: Improving Housing in Raghopur

Track 8: (Two Top Teams)

Innovating for a Changing World: Peggy Tech and Experiencing Physics
Track 9

Improving the Student Experience: Global Challenges in Education

Track 10

Revitalizing Chicago Neighborhoods: Fantastic For

Track 11

Community Communication, Safety & Engagement: NEX

Track 12

Pets & Recreation: Camp Cooler Kitchen

People’s Choice Awards:

Developing a New Strategy to Detect Smuggled Nuclear Material

Innovation Showcase:

Social Innovation Award:

Honorable mention:
Water Collecting Kite

Team Accessibility

Winner: The Saree mask

Business Innovation Award:

Honorable mention:

Weed wand

MOPID’s Journey to Rawanda

Audio vino

Winner: Exploring IIT Utility Vaults to Improve Effectiveness & Efficiency (Contractors’ Power & Light)

Technological Innovation I Award:

Honorable mention:

Creating and selling a viable tissue implant

Winner: Icarus: Flying Transport Vehicle

Technological Innovation II Award: 

Honorable mentions:

Developing a new strategy to detect smuggled nuclear material

AIG Dock

Snow Cruiser

Winner: Tungsten Carbide Cobalt Nanomaterial Research 

Mark your calendars for the Spring 2016 IPRO Day, which will be held on Friday, April 22, 2016.