MWRD Senior Engineer Matt Jurjovec (left), MWRD Environmental Research Scientist Thais Pluth, MWRD Senior Environmental Research Scientist and team leader Fenghua Yang, and Illinois State University Professor Yongning Tang celebrate their award-winning presentation.

A team of scientists and engineers with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) joined professors and students at Illinois State University to create a system that optimized chemical usage to control odors and corrosion issues at the MWRD’s Kirie Water Reclamation Plant in Des Plaines. 

Trophies in a row on a table with a purple tablecloth

School of Information Technology alumnus Mark Cyphert ’81 was honored with induction into the CAST Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

Students talking to job recruiters

Exposure to the professional work environment and the opportunity to gain real-world professional experience is invaluable to students aspiring to launch their professional career in the information technology field.