Illinois Tech’s Interprofessional Projects program, also known as IPRO, announced it received a $50,000 “Innovation Generation Grant” from Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. The grant will allow teams of Illinois Tech students from across academic disciplines to work with other Innovation Generation Grant recipients—including Adler Planetarium, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, and Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum—to explore, prototype, and test new approaches to learning in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The grant will also be used to expose students to the emerging field of big data science by training teams of Illinois Tech students and area high school students to examine large data sets and make reasoned decisions from that data.
“The Motorola Solutions Foundation created the Innovation Generation Grant program nine years ago to support educational experiences that spark students to turn their dreams into innovations that will shape our society’s future,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “Organizations like Illinois Institute of Technology are teaching tomorrow’s leaders that careers in engineering and technology are both fun and within their reach.”
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