College of IS&T Timeline
1996 - College of Information Science and Technology established, combining three existing units: Computer Science, Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis, and the Center for Management of Information Technology. Michael Mulder named founding dean. Bachelor's and master's degrees offered in computer science and management information systems.
1997 - "Virtual" groundbreaking held for Peter Kiewit Institute, the 192,000-square-foot facility to house the college. Ceremony linked by satellite to Scottsbluff, Neb., to emphasize the institute's statewide mission.
1999 - PKI facility opens on UNO's South Campus at site of former Ak-Sar-Ben racetrack.
2000 - Scott Hall opens with housing for 160 scholarship students.
2002 - First Scott Technology Transfer and Incubator Center opens.
2003 - Scott Village opens with housing for 480 chiefly technology and engineering majors; Ph.D. in information technology added; student-run One Innovation Place begins; Start of International Academy for Advanced Decision Support, a research center to create tools and technologies for new generation of decision support systems; National Security Agency recognition as Center of Academic Excellence in Internet Technologies.
2004 - IS&T develops undergrad degree in bioinformatics, the use of computers and information science to study genetic information and biological structures and functions.