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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.

Spring 2021 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

October 26th, 2020 Comments off

Revised forms from Undergraduate Academic Affairs

September 21st, 2020 Comments off

Academic Audit Request Form: An academic audit provides a summary of a student’s academic status to date and lists the courses to be completed in order to receive a degree. Students can request an official academic audit from the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs after they have earned a minimum of 60 semester hours including transfer credit (90 semester hours for Architecture students), and completed at least one semester at Illinois Tech. Audits typically take 7-10 business days to process, but may take longer depending on the time of the semester. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217960

Change of Major Request Form: A student who wishes to change or declare a major must complete a Change of Major form. The form will be sent to the department of the intended major for approval. Any change of major that is approved after the Add/Drop deadline will be processed for the following semester. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217961

Change of Status Request Form: Students changing from non-degree status to full-time or part-time degree-seeking status must submit this Change of Status form. Students must have completed at least one semester (12 hours) of relevant coursework at Illinois Tech and must be in good academic standing in order to be eligible for changing their status. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217962

Dual Degree/Double Major Request Form: Students who wish to earn two undergraduate degrees can declare a Dual Degree. Students working towards a Dual Degree must complete 15 hours above and beyond those required for their first degree. Upon graduating, the student will receive two diplomas.

Students who wish to earn two undergraduate degrees can declare a Double Major. This is different from the Dual Degree listed above. Only students majoring in Applied Analytics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Information Systems, Global Studies, Humanities, and Psychological Science are eligible to declare a Double Major, so this does not apply to students in our department. Upon graduating, the student will receive one diploma with both degrees posted.

The form will be sent to the department of the intended 2nd major for approval. Any Dual Degree or Double Major that is approved after the Add/Drop deadline will be processed for the following semester. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217963

Letter of Intent Request Form: Students in their last semester can request a Letter of Intent for prospective employers or graduate schools. The Letter of Intent will state that a student will graduate that semester upon successful completion of that semester’s coursework. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217966

Minor Request Form: A minor consists of at least five courses (minimum of 15 credit hours) not required for a degree program. Students who take the standard core curriculum’s distribution of courses may apply them toward the requirements of any approved minor. Note that not all minors are applicable to all majors. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217964

Reinstatement Application: All undergraduate students who were not in attendance for at least one semester must submit this application to return to the university. The deadlines for the application are June 15 for the Fall semester, November 15 for the Spring semester or April 15 for the Summer term. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217965

Transfer Credit Petition Form: An undergraduate student registered at Illinois Tech who wishes to enroll at another institution must submit a Transfer Credit Petition Form to the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs for approval prior to registration at the other institution. This includes registration at another institution for the summer term. Upon completion of the course, please have your official transcripts sent to Illinois Tech. https://iit.secure.force.com/form?formid=217932

Links to all of these forms can always be found on the Undergraduate Academic Affairs UGAA Services page at https://web.iit.edu/ugaa/services

WiCyS Call for Participation is now OPEN!

September 1st, 2020 Comments off

WiCyS ParticipationReady to share knowledge and experience with students, educators, researchers and professionals at the next Women in Cybersecurity WiCyS Conference in 2021 in AURORA, CO on March 25-27, 2021? The four tracks this year are Today’s Technology and Challenges, Looking Ahead, Best Practices, and Career Development. The conference itself offers technical workshops, student poster competitions, panel discussions and lightning talks, among a bevy of other opportunities. Accepted proposals will receive ONE complimentary registration per accepted proposal. You do not need to be a WiCyS member to submit a proposal or be accepted to participate at WiCyS 2021.

THE DEADLINE TO APPLY IS NOVEMBER 1. Acceptance notification is January 4, 2021. Submit your proposal at https://easychair.org/cfp/WiCyS2021.

New Student Information for ITM Department

August 19th, 2020 Comments off

New Student Information documents for students in the Department of Information Technology and Management are now available online. What is our student information? In many senses, this is like a syllabus for the Department; and like a syllabus, the goal is to answer your questions before you think to ask them. Odds are if you’ve never read these, your first response as you read will be “Huh, I always wondered how that worked.” They also have a complete Faculty and Staff Directory which has pictures! These contain much of the material previously located in the ITM Student Handbooks, which have been discontinued. Material on writing research papers has been moved into the ITM Guidelines for preparation of scholarly papers and papers for publication which is now referenced and linked from the Student Information publications; we think you’ll find it really useful as well. All of these documents can be downloaded here or through our ITM Student Resources page at http://itm.iit.edu/StudentResources/.

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ACM SIGITE 2020 Virtual Conference

August 12th, 2020 Comments off


The 21st Annual Conference on IT Education will be held VIRTUALLY from October 7th through 9th, 2020. Sponsored by the ACM Special Interest Group on IT Education (SIGITE), the conference is hosted by the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science & Technology. Registration for ACM SIGITE Members is $50, $10 for Student/Research Scholars, and free for Community College Faculty K-12 Educators. This is the premier conference for the information technology academic discipline and  as a virtual conference, provides everyone with an opportunity to attend without travel or hotel expenses. Professor Hajek and his students have had three papers accepted for presentation, Professor Zheng and his students have one full paper, one big idea and three posters accepted, and Professor Stolley has a poster session as well. The theme of the SIGITE conference this year is “Technology on a Human Scale”. It is a combination of Programming, Human Computer Interaction, Networking, Databases, and Web Technologies with an overarching security component. More at http://cist.unomaha.edu/SIGITE2020.

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Fall 2020 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes

March 24th, 2020 Comments off

The Fall 2020 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available here at Fall 2020 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes and at http://itm.iit.edu/data/Fall2020ITMUndergraduateAdvisingNotes.pdf. (Revised 4/2/2020)

Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship – U.S. Department of State

December 19th, 2019 Comments off

Through the Foreign Affairs IT Fellowship, the U.S. Department of State is seeking to attract top-notch tech talent to the Foreign Service ranks that reflects the diversity of the United States. Women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and students with financial need are encouraged to apply to this challenging and rewarding opportunity. Two ITM students have been selected for this program in the past, Akvile Kisis and Andreas Vassilakos. You can see a video of Akvile’s experiences in this program at https://www.faitfellowship.org/videos/akvile-travel-make-a-global-impact-and-have-a-unique-it-job/ . We are pleased to be one of only two institutions that has had more than one student selected for this program, and they are certainly looking for more from us. The program pays for the last two years of undergraduate education or for graduate education in information technology, with a stipend and two summer internships. Students completing the program serve for five years as Foreign Service Specialists in the U.S. State Department. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply, and applications are due February 15, 2020 update: midnight February 14, 2020. Full details can be found at https://www.faitfellowship.org/  and the application is at https://www.faitfellowship.org/how-to-apply/ . Andreas has generously offered to assist students in completing the application; you can contact him at avassilakos@hawk.iit.edu.

Spring 2019 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available

October 16th, 2018 Comments off

Spring 2019 ITM Undergraduate Advising Notes are now available! Click the link to see them…

Spring ’18 Faculty Meeting & Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award

May 15th, 2018 Comments off

Billy Pappademetriou receives the 2018 Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award The Information Technology and Management Faculty held their Spring 2018 faculty meeting at Lee Wing Wah in Chicago’s Chinatown on May 7, 2018. A highlight of the meeting was the awarding of the 2018 Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award. Named in honor and memory of the first full-time ITM faculty member, the Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award honors an outstanding adjunct faculty member. This year’s recipient is Vasilios “Billy” Pappademetriou. As the key instructor for ITM 301, Billy introduces every first-year ITM student into the fundamentals of not only hardware and operating systems but the IT profession as well.

Jeff Kimont was a founding faculty member in Information Technology and Management and shaped the application development curriculum of the program. A BSEE graduate of Midwest College of Engineering (now part of IIT and the foundation of the Rice Campus in Wheaton), Jeff earned his Master of Computer Science at  North Central College and a Masters Certificate in Bioengineering and Bioinformatics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. After retiring from Bell Labs, he became the first full-time faculty member in Information Technology and Management but later left that role to pursue a full-time career as a lead software developer. A jazz musician as well as a talented coder and teacher, Jeff was the father of four. He passed away due to cancer at the age of 58 in 2013.

Previous winners of the Jeffrey Kimont Memorial Teaching Award include Jason Lambert, Dennis Hood, and Shawn Davis. (Photo by Angie Jarka.)

 

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