College of Information Science & Technology News
Thursday, February 27, 2020
UNO Faculty, Students Develop Database to Provide Real-Time Data Analysis for 911 Calls
Faculty members and graduate students from UNO's College of Information Science and Technology’s (IS&T) developed a database and visual dashboard that provides insight into trends, patterns, and statistics for Sarpy County’s 911 calls.
Sign Up Now | Techademy! A Summer Camp for Elementary - High Schoolers
Techademy aims to show young students at an early age the fun in information technology. Students have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, while learning new concepts, tools and skills.
Are Providers Prepared for Genomic Medicine?
The ability to analyze our genetics has become commercial at a rapid pace. Companies like 23andMe give consumers the ability to look into personal DNA and discover everything from ancestry to cancer indicators. Armed with this information, who can patients turn to for next steps once they’ve opened Pandora’s box?
Students Build Career Experiences On Campus
Students often get stuck in a “chicken-and-egg" situation: applying for positions, but need work experience to be attractive to employers. For Omaha native Brian Collett, the chance to work in one of IS&T’s research labs was the opportunity he needed to create a career.
UNO AAC Names Vanessa Hatfield-Reeker Advisor of the Month
Hatfield-Reeker, academic advisor for the College of Information Science and Technology, was recently named November's “Awesome Advisor” by the Academic Advising Council.
How a Love for Sports Led Emily Buettner to Founding a Tech Start-Up
Emily Buettner, an IT Innovation major, won UNO's BigIdea! competition with her start-up, Plug. Check out how this entrepreneur turned her love of sports into a life-changing technical company.
UNO's CodeCrush Program Awarded Expansion Grant
At the start of its sixth year, CodeCrush will enhance and expand its popular program with support from the Omaha community.
Adithi Chakravarthy, Ph.D. Student, Receives Award for Innovative Research on Rare Eye Disease
Adithi Chakravarthy, currently a Ph.D. in Information Technology student, has received the Computer Vision for Health Technology award from the Radiant Wellness Conclave for her research in using artificial intelligence and machine learning to aid in identifying a rare eye disease, Toxoplasmosis.
Student Highlight: Sanjar Hamidi
From a near death experience during a deployment to Afghanistan, to graduating college in just three years (plus getting into graduate school), Sanjar Hamidi said his guiding light has always been a strong desire to help people.