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Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) 2017 conference

September 21st, 2016 Comments off

wicyslogoThe Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) 2017 conference will be held in Tucson, AZ on March 31st-April 1st. Scholarships are available for both faculty and students to attend the conference (details at; in the past these scholarships, funded by NSF, have covered airfare and lodging. Student and faculty scholarship applications are now open through November 21st. Notifications will go out December 5th. Conference registration costs are nominal–$30 for students, $150 for faculty.

The Call for Participation for Presentations, Workshops, Birds-of-a-Feather (BOF) Sessions, Lightning Talks, Panels, and Posters is open, and submissions will be accepted until November 6  (details at

All ITM women enrolled in Cyber Forensics and Security, and all third- and fourth-year undergraduate women, are strongly encouraged to participate—lightning talks and posters are easy and can be drawn from work already done—and to apply for these scholarships.

Free Textbooks

September 15th, 2016 Comments off

1f4daFree books are always nice. There are a fair number of textbooks released regularly under the Creative Commons or GNU Free Documentation Licenses, and not surprisingly many of them are on IT subjects…oh, and on discrete mathematics. (We hear ITM students may need a little boost there.) These books may be a good supplement to a course or may just help you learn something new on your own. Read more…

Dell/EMC merger brings new opportunities for ITM students

September 14th, 2016 Comments off

globalnav-logoSince Dell’s purchase of EMC, there is a considerable increase in opportunities for our students at Dell and Dell EMC. Dell’s University Relations (UR) program broadens opportunities for internships and new hires, with an ultimate goal of hiring 25 percent of all external hires from university campuses by the end of year 2020. See all the details for both internship opportunities and new hires at

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ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2016 Posted

August 17th, 2016 Comments off

ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2016 have been posted and are available for students.
ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook:
ITM Graduate Student Handbook:

Computer Requirements for New ITM Students, Fall 2016

July 12th, 2016 Comments off

Linked below are the Department of Information Technology and Management’s requirements for computers for students entering our degrees in Fall of 2016. Please let contact Professor Trygstad if you have any questions or problems.

Women in Information Technology

March 4th, 2016 Comments off

Zeina Abdul SamadA major concern in our industry over the last few years has been the declining number of women in the computing fields. IT is not like other industries where there is a “glass ceiling”, a level above which women cannot rise: there are numerous  examples of women CIOs in Chicago alone, including the former CIO of Boeing Corporation Kim Hammonds, now Global Chief Operating Officer of Deutsche Bank AG. And of course there’s Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, and Megan Smith, CTO of the United States. But we understand that it is difficult being female in a male-majority industry. Our department is strongly committed to doing everything we can to reduce this gender imbalance and to ensure that every student in our program is successful. Because this is a serious concern, I wanted to take an opportunity to share some resources to support women in IT. And guys: you should at least read the articles so you can begin to understand why this is an issue. Read more…

More Free Software plus Student Discounts

March 4th, 2016 Comments off

Free is always good, and beyond our Microsoft DreamSpark Premium there are a variety of free tools available to students such as Autodesk 3D Software including AutoCad, RipTiger Software, and even professional prototyping software such as Axure. See the full list of freebies as well as student discounts at

Updated ITM Computer Specification

March 4th, 2016 Comments off

Every year the department publishes a specification for notebook computers for use by ITM students. It is the intent of the department to require all students entering a degree in our department starting in Fall 2016 to posses a portable computer that meets these specifications. Here is the specification for Fall 2016.

Office free from Microsoft…and Unlimited storage

November 6th, 2015 Comments off

Office in Education
Free Microsoft Office!
 Office 365 Education is available for free to students who are enrolled at qualifying schools( (and faculty and staff, too)—and IIT is a qualifying school! This also allows you to install the current version of Microsoft Office and Office Apps on up to 5 PCs or Macs and on other mobile devices, including Windows tablets and iPads. Go to or click on the image above. Also, if you already have a personal Microsoft OneDrive account, this will give you an additional IIT OneDrive account with 1 terabyte of storage.

How much space do you have on your MyIIT Google Drive? If your answer was anything less than infinite, you were wrong. According to an announcement on the Google for Education Blog, Drive for Education is available to all Google Apps for Education accounts at no charge GoogleForEducationand includes:

  • Unlimited storage: No more worrying about how much space you have left or about which user needs more gigabytes. Drive for Education supports individual files up to 5TB in size.
  • Vault: Google Apps Vault, Google’s solution for search and discovery for compliance needs, will be coming free to all Apps for Education users.
  • Enhanced Auditing: Reporting and auditing tools and an Audit API easily let you see the activity of a file, are also on the way.


We need Student Volunteers for an ACM Conference!

September 17th, 2015 Comments off

We need students to help with the 2015 ACM Special Interest Group in IT Education (SIGITE)/Research in Information Technology (RIIT) Annual Conference, September 30th through October 3rd. The Conference location is at DePaul University in the loop, on the eighth floor of the DePaul Center at 1 E. Jackson Blvd. This is an 8-minute ride on the Green Line, getting off at Adams & Wabash.

SIGITE is the leading academic conference in the information technology field. IIT School of Applied Technology is a Platinum Sponsor for this year’s Conference and we have three student research papers being presented. We would really like to see IIT ITM well represented in pokies this effort. For additional details and to sign up to volunteer, please go to .

Thanks! We know we can rely on ITM students to pitch in and show DePaul how committed we are!