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.

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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