The 2013 National Conference of Gamma Nu Eta, the National Information Technology Honor Society, was hosted by IIT’s School of Applied Technology on April 5th through the 7th. Industry Professor of Information Technology and Management Ray Trygstad is the Chair of the ΓNH National Board of Directors and the Adviser of IIT’s Beta Chapter. IIT Beta Chapter’s Charter President, Madeleine England–who now serves as the Chapter Administrator–and Beta Chapter President Bill Wesselman are also members of the National Board of Gamma Nu Eta. During the meeting, Bill Wesselman inducted Dr. Gregory N. Hughes, founder of the information technology degree program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York, as a Professional Member of IIT’s Beta Chapter of Gamma Nu Eta. Prior to his appointment as the first Vice Provost for Information Technology at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Hughes had a distinguished career as a senior executive at AT&T/Lucent Technologies, and as President of AT&T’s Transmission Systems Business he received the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award from President George Bush.
Congratulations to IIT’s School of Applied Technology students for their award winning IPROs, student projects, and completion of final exams. We wish you a happy and safe holiday season and look forward to seeing you when classes begin on January 9th.
— C. Robert Carlson, Dean of IIT’s School of Applied Technology
A Student Innovator Award competition is held at the end of each ITM 582 Business Innovation course to evaluate innovative solutions developed and presented by students. In this competition each student gives a 5-minute elevator pitch to promote his or her innovation.
All presenters were winners that day as they proudly showed off their innovations and demonstrated their ability to create new solutions. Nitish Tipparaju, JaeKyoung Jeong and Srvani Chancharem won the top three places for their Phone-based healthcare, Diet Bracelet and Dress Size Estimator innovation projects, respectively. All of the student presentations can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/ibusinessinnovation.