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DoD Cyber Scholarship Application is Open

November 6th, 2021 Comments off

CySP
The U.S. Department of Defense is offering Cyber Scholarships to U.S. citizens who will be Juniors, Seniors, or graduate students in the fall of 2022. Because Illinois Tech is a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, you may be eligible to apply. This is a one-year scholarship covering full tuition, books, a computer, and a $27,000 stipend for undergraduates or a $32,000 stipend for graduate students. The scholarships are renewable but require a new application each year. After graduation, scholarship recipients will work one year of federal service in a cyber security or digital forensics role for each year of scholarship support, 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. The application is entirely online this year. A transcript must accompany your application but unofficial digital versions are acceptable. Your application must be completed and submitted by February 1, 2022. Full details are at https://www.dodemergingtech.com/cyber-scholarship-program-cysp/.

If you have questions, please contact Professor Ray Trygstad at trygstad@iit.edu. Please include “DOD Cyber Scholarship” as the first thing in the subject line of your email.

Spring 2022 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes Published

October 25th, 2021 Comments off

Spring 2022 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes have been published and are available here.

ITM Student Information Publications for Fall 2021

August 20th, 2021 Comments off

The annual ITM Student Information publications have been updated and are now available for academic year 2021-2022.

In addition, new policies for M.S. students for thesis and project preparation and presentation have been added to our existing guidelines for preparation of scholarly papers and papers for publication.

Calvin Nobles announced as new Chair of Illinois Tech’s Department of Information Technology and Management

June 11th, 2021 Comments off

Calvin Nobles, Ph.D.
Calvin Nobles, Ph.D. has been named Chair of the Department of Information Technology and Management starting August 16, 2021. College of Computing Dean Lance Fortnow announced his appointment on May 18th. Dr. Nobles holds Ph.D.s in Management & Engineering Technology, Human Factors, and Business Administration with a specialization in Management Information Systems. He most recently served as a Vice President enhancing the cybersecurity posture at Wells Fargo after a long and distinguished career in cybersecurity as an officer in the United States Navy. He has previously taught at Arizona State University, University of Maryland, Indiana Wesleyan University, and the Army Command & Staff College. See the full Illinois Tech announcement here.

Student Discounts for CompTIA Certification Exam Vouchers

January 19th, 2021 Comments off

Because many courses taught by the Department of Information Technology and Management are mapped to certifications, and because many students recognize the value of the certifications we address, many actually want to complete the certification exams to receive the certification. If students purchase exam vouchers through the CompTIA Academic Store and can prove their student status, they will get a 40% discount: Certification Vouchers – CompTIA Marketplace Academic. Students who join CompTIA as a student member, which costs $29, can get a 50% discount: CompTIA Student Membership – CompTIA Marketplace Academic. Not a bad idea, huh?

ITM Faculty in Panel Discussion on Cyber-scams during COVID

December 8th, 2020 Comments off

Information Technology and Management Professors Mo Dawson and Ray Trygstad recently participated in a panel discussion on Cyber-scams during the COVID-19 pandemic. See the panel on LinkedIn.

How to find a job using USAJobs.gov

November 30th, 2020 Comments off

Dr. Darrel Burrell
Dr. Darrell Burrell recently spoke with students at Illinois Tech
on how to navigate and apply using USAJobs, the United States Government’s website for listing civil service job opportunities with federal agencies.  Other highlights were navigating the Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) program. Dr. Burrell is the Director, Fort Lee Education Center and Associate Professor of Business, Bisk College of Business at Florida Institute of Technology. You can view Dr. Burrell’s discussion at  https://youtu.be/kc4VuwtY-O8.

What are the major differences between Python and R for data science?

November 30th, 2020 Comments off

Good post by DataCamp on quora.com in answer to the question: “What are the major differences between Python and R for data science?” https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-major-differences-between-Python-and-R-for-data-science/answer/DataCamp-5

In Information Technology and Management we believe they are both important—that’s why we teach both, and teach them together.

Announcing the DoD Cyber Scholarships for 2021!

November 19th, 2020 Comments off

The U.S. Department of Defense is offering Cyber Scholarships to U.S. citizens who will be Juniors, Seniors, or graduate students in the fall of 2021. Because we are a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, you may be eligible to apply.  This is a one-year scholarship covering full books, tuition, and a $25,000 stipend for undergraduates or a $30,000 stipend for graduate students. The scholarships are renewable but require a new application each year. After graduation, scholarship recipients will work one year of federal service in a cyber security or digital forensics role for each year of scholarship support, 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. Please read the scholarship details document carefully and completely before filling out the application. An official transcript must accompany your application but digital official versions are acceptable. A complete application with all documents included in a zip file must be uploaded by 8:00am Monday January 25 so we can evaluate and include your scholarship in our funding request. All files must be PDF files.

The application and full details of the scholarship are included below.

If you have read all of the materials and you still have questions, please contact Professor Ray Trygstad at trygstad@iit.edu. Please include “DOD Cyber Scholarship” as the first thing in the subject line of your email.

Wisdom from ITM 100

November 3rd, 2020 Comments off

I’ve shared some wisdom I try to impart to Information Technology and Management students here at Illinois Tech in an article on LinkedIn: Communicating Technology to a Non-Technical Audience.
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/communicating-technology-non-technical-audience-ray-trygstad