The IS&T Attic, part of the Center for Management of Information Technology (CMIT) at UNO's College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T), employs undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in web and mobile software development, to create technology solutions for university and community partners.
Students working in the IS&T Attic are mentored by IS&T full time staff members, transferring the skills they learn in the classroom to real world problems.
Highlights of the program include:
- Undergraduate and graduate students from various IS&T and UNO programs working in the same office
- Training and skill development on the job
- Exit into internships, jobs, and graduate programs
- Work in mobile development, web development, graphic design and animation
- Research and technology support for cross-campus projects
- More than 125 students involved since 2006
IS&T Attic Projects
The 4Forces app was developed as a partnership with the Strategic Air and Space Museum in Ashland, NE. Students can check-out tablets while visiting the musem to “collect” parts from the planes on display. Once they have collected enough parts, they can mix-and-match different airplane pieces to try and make a plane that flies as a way to learn about the four forces of flight: lift, drag, thrust, and gravity.
Show the O
Show the O is a campaign from the UNO Alumni association that encourages UNO graduates to share their picture with a UNO flag. Visitors can see just how far UNO reaches around the world!
Public Art Omaha
The Public Art Omaha website is host to a public art map of Omaha, and apps for iOS and Android devices. Our students built the database so art can be cross referenced by artist, medium, location of the city, and more. The companion apps let users search for art “Near Me” and even sumbit new art by taking a picture on the go!
Green Omaha Coalition
The Green Omaha Coalition website is a redesign into a WordPress platform. The site allows GOC staff to easily update content and share projects. The site has been coded to support Custom Post Types to help manage the GOC membership lists online.
MIS Tornado Game
The MIS Tornado game is a real time strategy game that asks players to save as many survivors as possible in 8 minutes. The game is actually a tool to talk about the complexities of information systems. Though it was designed for UNO faculty to use during recruitment tours, it has been downloaded 400 times a month from gamers around the country!
The IS&T Grants project brings some internal award tracking to the college staff. This is one of several internal projects which let students learn about and support the day to day operations of the college. Staff can use the site to keep track of grant submissions and awards, expenditure tracking, and keep on top of the data with customized reports.