Office of Student Research

The Office of Student Research offers financial and academic support to help students interested in developing and executing research and mission-related creative and scholarly projects.

Creative Grounds : call for volunteers!

Creative Grounds: call for volunteers!

Are you interested in collaborative large-scale mapping or design installations? As part of the Creative Grounds project, we are working this summer on a series of art, design and architecture installations at former Anthony Overton Elementary School in Bronzeville, and we are looking for volunteers to support different activities including creative/design work, fabrication, team organization and…

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Advocacy in the Parks with Juanita Irizarry

Juanita Irizarry, Executive Director of Friends of the Parks, joined the Policy Research Collaborative for the third installment of our Speakers Series Initiative. For Irizarry, Friends of the Parks works towards the goal of preserving, improving, and promoting the usage of Chicago’s parks and open spaces under its commitment to the ideal of “open, clear…

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Our Chicago: The Fight and Future of Fair Housing at 50 – Registration Open!

Registration is open for Our Chicago: The Fight and Future of Fair Housing at 50, a one-day community summit on Saturday, April 28 at Roosevelt University (425 S. Wabash Ave). Fifty years after the passage of the federal Fair Housing Act, advocates, experts, and community members will convene to learn our history, share tools, and organize…

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Chicago Cityscape’s Steven Vance joins the PRC to discuss storytelling with geospatial data

Steven Vance, the founder and CEO of Chicago Cityscape, joined the Policy Research Collaborative for the second installment of our Speakers Series Initiative. Vance describes himself as an urban planner, a reporter, a business owner, and a mapmaker. For Vance, geospatial data allows people, such as researchers, policy makers, or city planners, to tell intriguing…

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Microsoft’s Soren Spicknall joins PRC to discuss civic tech and its role in shaping public policy

Soren Spicknall, one of 20 Microsoft Civic Tech Fellows nationwide and the first from Illinois Institute of Technology, joined the Policy Research Collaborative as part of our new Speaker Series initiative. For Spicknall, civic tech sits at the intersection of technology and community, improving lives by applying technical solutions to important civic challenges. “Collaboration is…

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