The University of Nebraska Omaha offers the best available resources to help make this happen, including strong ties with industry and community leaders in metropolitan Omaha. Our dedicated faculty is a source of great pride for the college, both in the classroom and in the research lab. We also take pride in our students, who are some of the top competitors in IT.
If we sound proud of who we are, that’s not by mistake. Here are some of the reasons why—and why you should choose UNO.
UNO offers the best of a metropolitan research university. It’s little wonder that for the past five years, the College of IS&T has participated in 399 grants and contracts totalling over more than $19 million (external and internal projects). Research interests in IS&T are as diverse as the many disciplines involved in the college, and some faculty have achieved national recognition for their work. Take Associate Professor of Information Assurance Dr. Robin Gandhi, whose research in information assurance and risk assessment has made him a popular media source for stories about smart phone data usage and privacy.
Technology evolves, and the College of IS&T is continually evaluating our curriculum to ensure we stay ahead of the curve. Some fundamental courses always remain, while others reflect changing times. Learning opportunities extend beyond the classroom and into the work environment. More than 80 percent of IS&T students have internships in their field, and a majority of them are paid.
Part of the Community
What good is a metropolitan campus if it’s not part of the community? The College of IS&T is trying to make the world aware of important technology issues that affect our future. One example is NULLify, a student run cybersecurity group that hosted a Capture the Flag (CTF) hacking competition for area high schools, alerting potential IS&T students to the nuances of cybersecurity, a potential area of study.
Prepared to Thrive
Upon graduation, IS&T graduate students earn a median income of $60,000. Over 40 local companies hire IS&T students, and nearly 80 percent of IS&T graduates are employed in their field of study.