THINK Scholars

As a GFX THINK Scholar, you will explore the role that technology and innovation plays in the development of a city’s economy and infrastructure.

Students will participate in the THINKChicago: Chicago Ideas Week programming run each fall by ChicagoNEXT and partnered with the City of Chicago, Chicago Ideas Week and the University of Illinois System. This event will immerse students in Chicago’s growing tech scene and provide access to thought-provoking panels featuring leaders in government and industry.

Additionally, in partnership with the City Scholars program, THINK Scholars will learn about the many tech companies growing in Chicago and be exposed to opportunities for students in this field after graduation. In the spring semester, students will be given the chance to continue learning about Chicago’s tech world, while also learning about similar efforts to expand tech innovation in Urbana-Champaign and other Illinois cities.