Serious Research, Real-World Results—Undergraduate Research at Illinois Tech

Illinois Tech provides a distinctively rich environment where students can conduct research. Students come to our university to learn from world-renowned faculty who are pursuing cutting-edge work in important tech-driven fields. At Illinois Tech they find a supportive community where research is valued as a vital part of the academic experience.

The result: our students are thriving in the field, the lab, and in the community, applying the outcomes of their research to improve the world around them. 

This month, you’re invited to meet two faculty members in an exclusive webinar as they discuss how Illinois Tech’s research impacts the community in real-time. 

Webinar: Applying COVID-19 Research Outside the Lab
Wednesday, June 17 at 5:30 p.m. CDT
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Join faculty members Dr. Alvin Lee and Dr. Britt Burton-Freeman to learn more about Illinois Tech’s approach to collaborative research, their call to action, and the process for creating VTM and helping with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Background: In April, an interdisciplinary group of 15 Illinois Tech faculty, staff, and Ph.D. students stepped up to help the state of Illinois build its COVID-19 testing capacity. More than 10 university labs have been repurposed with the aim of producing 13,000 tubes of viral transport medium (VTM) per week. VTM is the critical solution for the COVID-19 testing that preserves sample swabs until testing.

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