Science at Illinois Institute of Technology
In fall 2013, IIT College of Science and Letters will transform into the IIT College of Science, and the letters departments will join with psychology to form the new college of human sciences.
The formation of a standalone College of Science with applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics and science education, and physics departments presents a great opportunity to grow and strengthen these areas and their programs.
IIT College of Science educates outstanding math- and science-oriented students who want to make a difference in the world. The College of Science is the source of the core knowledge that drives innovation, and it offers students a rigorous, academically demanding education that is relevant and grounded in real-world experiences. It provides students with multiple pathways to the future, whether graduate school, business and industry, or entrepreneurship, in their own discipline or outside of their discipline.
Russell Betts, professor of physics and dean of the IIT College of Science and Letters, spoke in fall 2012 about the history of science at IIT, current achievements, and plans for the future.
View Betts' lecture "Science at IIT: Past, Present, and Future" (YouTube)
View slides from Betts' science at IIT lecture (.pdf)
We will have more information on our website in spring 2013. We will have a launch event in fall 2013 to celebrate the official opening of the new college.