Fall 2021

Trent Gerew

Project title: Reaction-diffusion spatial modeling of COVID-19 in Chicago

Trent is a 5th year co-terminal degree student in Applied Math.

Michael Kralis

Project title: Education Disparity in Chicago: A Statistical Analysis

Michael is a Masters student in Applied Math.

Sandy Orozco

Project title: Evidence-Based Strategies: A Study to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in Illinois Higher Education Institutions

Sandy is a Masters student in Public administration and Public Policy.

Sara Simon

Project title: The Data-Driven Narratives of Epidemics: A History of Chicago’s Public Health Data Pipelines

Sara is a PhD student in Humanities.

Jati Zunaibi

Project title: Design Justice Within Education

Jati is a PhD student in Architecture.


Fall 2021 projects supported by the Deans of the following Colleges: Computing, Architecture, Lewis.

Spring 2021

Final reports

Read all about the completed projects in our in-house peer-reviewed publication, the SoReMo Journal.

Congratulations to the inaugural class of SoReMo Fellows!

The Fellows will work with faculty and advisors, in a multidisciplinary environment, to complete and showcase their projects. They will incorporate feedback from community stakeholders and subject matter experts from industry, academia, and government. During the process, Fellows will gain communications training, interdisciplinary experience, and contacts across campus and the community.

Major discussions will take place in the Forum, a public bimonthly seminar for presenting issues, challenges, solutions, roadblocks, and innovative ideas that come out of projects to a broad, multidisciplinary audience of students, faculty, and external advisors. Student participation in the Forum will not only help extend and polish their projects, but also is designed to expand their academic and professional networks.

Ryan Ciminski

Project title: Community Risk Mitigation Research: A Data Science Study into the Inequities of Preparedness Education in the Chicago Region

Ryan is a first year undergraduate student majoring in Applied Mathematics.

Barien Gad

Project title: Facilities, amenities, and accommodations for minorities in STEM and the impact on Illinois Tech's community (in conjunction with WISTEM)

Barien is a second year undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry.

Alisha Khan

Project title: Investigating and developing strategies to address student diversity at Illinois Tech (in conjunction with WISTEM)

Alisha is a second-year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science.

Leilasadat Mirghaderi

Project title: Social Media Users Free Labor in Iran: Influencers, ethical conduct and labor exploitation

Leilasadat is a PhD student in Technology and Humanities.


Spring 2021 Fellowships supported by the Office of the Provost.