AAAEA – IIT CHAPTER; A new vision and a promising start

The Arab American Association for Engineers and Architects – IIT Chapter was established last semester “spring 2013”.  Last semester, we had great events, and we were able to attract a lot of members to join our student organization and benefit from what we offer, like connecting them with professionals, preparing them for professional life throughout…

Syrian Dabke: the true representation of who we are

Yesterday was one of my best days so far since I came to IIT. The international student organization at IIT had their annual cultural event for different groups and organizations to present their cultures through performances and dances wearing their traditional clothing. Along with the Chinese, Africans, West Africans, Ethiopians and Vietnamese students and other…

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…

Biznology

When I first decided to join the Information Technology and Management program, the first thing the Dean said to me was that I will have to take two courses that are called IPRO which stands for Inter-professional Projects. When he first described them to me, I was somehow intimidated. IPROs are team-based projects in which…