Message From the Dean
Nearly two decades ago, the University of Nebraska committed itself to answering the urgent call for a robust information technology education. The College of Information Science and Technology established itself as a pioneer in the IT schools movement, a path-breaking model we have continued to drive forward.
IS&T is a community where the best and brightest students learn from award-winning faculty members and community partnerships. Our innovative curriculum, centers, and research opportunities are designed to solve today’s most pressing problems. Through our 11 undergraduate and graduate degrees, we ensure our students are receiving a multidisciplinary education that prepares them to be the next generation of IT leaders.
In our second decade, we are seeking to move to the next level by sharply focusing on our ability to make IT an important component in elementary through high schools. Through partnerships with schools and businesses across the country, we can transform the way IT is perceived and taught as a discipline while bringing a diverse population of students to our programs. We want IT courses that teach children in an engaging way to create, innovate, and build technologies for the fields they are interested in. This is a tall order, and we feel that our college is taking on this challenge through initiatives that include summer workshops, high school internships, accessible forums and classes for women and diverse populations to engage with IT, teacher training, mentor programs, and much more. In order to do this we need your involvement.
Our students tell us that the college of IS&T offers an educational environment that is unique and what makes us distinct from any similar college in the region is the value and quality of our programs. We hope you take a moment to take a look at our revamped website, visit our college, engage with our programs, and contact us with any questions or comments you may have.
Hesham H. Ali, Dean
College of Information Science and Technology