The U.S. Department of Defense is offering
Cyber Information Assurance Scholarships to U.S. citizens who will be Juniors, Seniors, or graduate students in the fall of 2017. This is a one-year scholarship covering full books, tuition, and a $22,500 stipend for undergraduates or a $30,000 stipend for graduate students. The scholarships are renewable but will require a new application each year. Payback is one year of federal service in a cyber security or digital forensics role for each year of scholarship, or four years of military service. Applicants must be eligible for a security clearance. Applicants are not limited to students in the Department of Information Technology and Management but may also be students in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Business, but because of the nature of the application, knowledge of and a clear understanding of cyber security is a necessity. A printed and signed physical application must be delivered to the ITM Department office, Perlstein Hall suite 223 later than 8:30am Monday May 22nd so we can evaluate and include your scholarship in our funding request, which is due May 31st. The application and details of the scholarship are included below. (Note: if you downloaded the announcement or application prior to 11:00am on Wednesday, April 19th, please download them again as the DOD provided us with updated copies.)
ATTACHMENT C IA Scholarship and Vacancy Announcement 2017
ATTACHMENT D NEW Student Application 2017-2018 (site 1)
ATTACHMENT D NEW Student Application 2017-2018 (site 2)
Contact Professor Ray Trygstad for questions: email@example.com. Please include “DOD Cyber Scholarship” as the first thing in the subject line of your email.
ITM Student Handbooks for Fall 2016 have been posted and are available for students.
ITM Undergraduate Student Handbook: http://www.itm.iit.edu/data/ITMUndergraduateStudentHandbookFall2016.pdf
ITM Graduate Student Handbook: http://www.itm.iit.edu/data/ITMGraduateStudentHandbookFall2016.pdf
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.
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.
Fifty for the Future honoree Zeina Abdul Samad
Congratulations to three IIT students who have been selected to receive the 2013 Fifty For The Future® award from the Illinois Technology Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the technology talent pipeline in the State of Illinois.
First-year ITM undergraduate, Eric Tendian, was nominated by ITM Adjunct Industry Professor, Bill Slater. ITM undergraduate Zeina Abdul Samad was nominated by ITM Industry Professor Ray Trygstad. The third IIT recipient is a Computer Science graduate student, Scott Krieder.
Each student, as well as the faculty member who nominated him/her will receive a $1000 scholarship to Directions Training’s extensive catalog of offerings.
The Fifty For The Future® Celebration is attended by information technology executives, industry leaders, judges, Foundation sponsors and other supporters of the technology industry. The students will receive their awards at the 7th Annual Celebration event November 12 at the Chicago Cultural Center.
IIT Information Technology and Management students presented and demonstrated their Real-Time Communications projects to a crowd of communications professionals on May 1. Students were challenged to conduct research,and test and deploy solutions as part of the project-based learning approach at IIT School of Applied Technology. Unlike a final exam, these students had to provide a working system and defend it in front of a crowd of industry professionals—some with 30 years of experience.
Sponsors of the event included IIT School of Applied Technology, IEEE ComSoc and IEEE Fox Valley Subsection. Professor Carol Davids chaired the sessions and coordinated the student projects. The NG911 project was mentored by Joe Cusimano of Data-TelSystem Solutions. Several former IIT students also attended the event.
The National Emergency Number Association
(NENA) recently worked with IIT Professor Carol Davids and ITM students to test 911 emergency services at IIT’s Real-Time Communications Lab.
In the left picture, IIT students Michal Siuty and Kbrom Tewoldu work with IIT Mentor Joe Cusimano, NENA ICE-5 Participants and representatives as they test the 911 emergency service. The NENA event was held at IIT’s Real-Time Communications Lab at the Rice Campus in Wheaton Illinois. More than 50 vendors and NENA representatives gathered to test the interoperability of the vendors’ products which support an all-IP backbone for the delivery of Emergency 911 services, and in particular support their use by the hearing impaired community.
In the right picture, Professor Carol Davids looks on as NENA representatives and NENA ICE-5 participants demonstrate how the Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet) supports voice and video calls and text messages to Pubic Service Access Point (PSAP) call takers. In this photo, hearing-impaired callers and their American Sign Language interpreters use the video capabilities of the system as well as the text function to complete an emergency call.
Congratulations to the Information Technology and Management Organization (aka ITMO) for placing third–really second; ask an ITMO member to explain why–in the IIT Pumpkin Launch! You can now see the photos on Facebook…
Have you ever thought about what you’d like to change about IIT? About how IIT could be improved?
As part of the new accreditation process of the North Central Association’s Higher Learning Commission (HLC), universities are required to undertake a Quality Improvement Initiative. The Quality Improvement Initiative can be anything intended to significantly improve the quality of the university. The IIT Accreditation Advisory Committee has invited all members of the IIT community–students, faculty and staff–to share your ideas about a quality improvement initiative that IIT might undertake. They’ve set up a website to gather your ideas; you can submit an original idea (in 150 words or less), and/or vote on ideas submitted by others. Don’t be afraid to be bold, but please submit only serious ideas. The idea submission and voting process will be active until April 21, so send your ideas now. Submit your idea and vote on others’ now: http://www.iit.edu/zyx5f7a259/