Spring 2016 IPRO Day Awards

r_gr01The culmination of the spring semester’s Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program was held on IPRO Day on April 22 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, Illinois Tech partners, guests, judges, and sponsors for making this the best IPRO Day yet.

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

Dean’s Choice Awards:

  • Lewis College of Human Sciences: Scouting for STEM
  • Stuart School of Business: GreenSpace
  • Armour College of Engineering: GreenSpace
  • School of Architecture: Graffiti Graph / Urban Art
  • College of Science: The Science of Volleyball
  • School of Applied Technology: Supersonic Hydroponics

Track Winners:

  • Track 1 (Product Design Prototypes): Safelet (Helplet)
  • Track 2(STEM + Maker Spaces) *Tie : Makerlab Masters and Sleek 3D
  • Track 3 (Digital Service Design Apps): Pet Simulator
  • Track 4 (Global Challenges): Nutrition
  • Track 5 (Tools for Illinois Tech Students): stuk
  • Track 6 (Bronzeville Community + Local Chicago): Transforming Classic Games for Community-Based Viral Marketing: Team 3
  • Track 7 (Environment + Recreation): Bronzeville Heritage Hunt
  • Track 8 (Improving Cities via Big Data): Team Safe Travels
  • Track 9 (Improving the Student Experience): Innovating and Redesigning Web & Social Media for the Illinois Tech Ethics Collection
  • Track 10 (Large-Scale and Sustainable Systems): Zinc Air Battery
  • Track 11 (Growing Cities + Communities): Robotic Interior Cleaner (R.I.C.)

Innovation Showcase Winners:

Technological Innovation I: Systemic and Sustainable Solutions

Winner: Developing an Antimatter Gravity Interferometer

Technological Innovation II: Health and Fitness

Honorable mention: Supinator Squad and 4-Flexion and Supersonic Hydroponics

Winner: The Science of Volleyball

Social Innovation I: Quality of Life

Honorable mention: How Being Cowtastic Can Save the Planet and Integrating Hydroponics in the Workplace

Winner: Sprouts for Health

Social Innovation II: Building Communities

Honorable mention: Project Hero and Team Amplify

Winner: Scouting for STEM

Business Innovation I: Cost-Effective Apps + Services:

Winner: StartUSACompany.com

Business Innovation II: From Thoughtful Products to Systemic Change

Honorable mention: GreenSpace and COPA

Winner: Tea Time

People’s Choice Award:

Supersonic Hydroponics

Mark your calendars for our upcoming 2016 IPRO Days

  • Summer: Friday, July 29, 2016
  • Fall: Friday, November 18, 2016