Looking for a rose in the desert

One friend once argued “Why spend years and millions on basic science research while clinical research can be cheaper, more helpful, and pays off in a shorter period of time. And why would you be interested in such thing while we have no highly-equipped labs, no fund, no mentors and no opportunities to get involved.”…

Let’s Research and Publish!

I’ve been staring at a blank page for a while now. I am at a sad situation of speechlessness. Or should I say that I have so many thoughts clouded in my head that I don’t know where to start to sound “appropriate”? Being Syrian, there are a million ways to start an article, especially…

Undergraduate Research in Syria – A call for Action

Over a year and half ago – and prior to my enrollment at Illinois Institute of Technology, I was doing a challenging project for my junior year at the Arab International University in Syria. Briefly, the specific problem which my colleagues and I sought to address was to automate a Green House environment and allow its control via…

IIT Engineering Themes Research

IIT engineering themes is a summer program that gives undergraduate students a chance to do research with a faculty member. So I talked with one of my professors (prof. Erdal Oruklu), and we agreed on working together on a research in the field of health , we applied and waited. This whole process started one…

Computer Science Research

IIT is an amazing place to do anything for your academic career. I have been here at IIT for one full semester (4 months), and I found it the perfect place to increase your knowledge – knowledge other than school courses and syllabus. Since I am not going to take summer courses and I am…

IIT Research Day poster competition

IIT Research Day poster competition is an annual event organized by the IIT Office of Research The competition is divided into graduate and undergraduate tracks and includes students from various academic departments. Each department chooses the best researches/posters, and then asks them to participate in this competition. Along with 48 other posters, my team and…