Friday, June 22, 2012

UPS Distinguished Community Partner in Entrepreneurship

Back in late April I was pleased to hear that the Institute of Technology at the University of Washington Tacoma had been selected as a "Distinguished Community Partner" by the University of Puget Sound School of Business and Leadership.  We were nominated by Dr. Lynette Claire, Associate Professor, Business and Leadership with the University of Puget Sound.  She also is the driving force behind the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Network, which has student groups on several campuses including ours.

She spoke at the South Sound Technology Conference in March, and recently, in early June, spoke to my Entrepreneurship in Technology class.

Here is what she said in regards to our nomination:


The UWT Institute of Technology has been an instrumental partner in Puget Sound's efforts to launch an entrepreneur network for Tacoma's college students.  The Institute has actively engaged students in entrepreneurship and has provided faculty sponsorship for the UWT's entrepreneurship club.

Andrew Fry, in particular, has looked for opportunities for collaboration, whether it's an entrepreneur network event or an Institute of Technology event such as the South Sound Technology Conference or the startup weekend we are working on for September.  The School of Business and Leadership values our cross-disciplinary, cross-institutional relationship with the Institute of Technology and has thus named it our 2012 Community Partner.


Note that she talked of the South Sound Entrepreneurs Weekend in her remarks.  Our expectation is that many of the seniors and recent graduates from our technology and business degree programs will be participating in the event scheduled for Sept 14th, 15th and 16th in William Philip Hall on the UWT campus.

We should have a web site up for the event by the end of next week, and registration will be available soon after.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Institute of Technology End of the Quarter Colloquium

It is the end of the quarter and time for another set of presentations from students on research, readings and internships. Taking place in two rooms in the Cherry Parkes (CP 105 and CP 108) building the discussions, discoveries and lessons learned start at 9:00am and go until around 2:00pm.



Here is the order of presentations:

Institute of Technology Student Colloquium
Spring Quarter 2012

ROOM CP 108

09:00am  Beth Morris and Young Choh -  Museum of Glass Internship
Sponsor – Andrew Fry

09:30am  Jody Weeks and Mikhail Moskvich – Guidance Group of Tacoma
Sponsor – Andrew Fry

10:00am  Dennis Grant – University of Washington Information Technology Support
Sponsor – Andrew Fry

10:20am  Ben Krack – Topia Technology Mobile App Development
Sponsor – Andrew Fry

10:40am  Travis Corbett – Cloud Based Video Streaming
Sponsor – Sam Chung

11:00am  Alexander Ramirez  – HTML 5 and CSS3 Web development
Sponsor – Andrew Fry

11:20am  Efim Tordorasco
Sponsor – Don McLane

11:40am  Jesse Cantlett  – Internship with Washington State Dept. of Veterans Affairs
Sponsor – Dr.Yan Bai

12:00pm Brandon Charles Arndt – United for University Place
Sponsor – Dr.Yan Bai

12:20pm  Daniel Garrison  – Emergent Behavior in Autonomous A-Life Agents
Sponsor – Dr. Matthew Alden

12:40pm Katie Park – TecAce Internship
Sponsor – Dr. Sam Chung

1:00pm - Liviu Patrasco – nPario Inc
Sponsor  – Dr. Ankur Teredesai

1:15pm - Brad Porter – OSPI – Web and Data Science Lab
Sponsor – Dr. Ankur Teredesai


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CP 105

9:00am Nundhini Ravi- Software Requirements and Specification
Sponsor Dr. Larry Wear

9:20am Albert Ruiz Rosario - Website and Solutions researcher
Sponsor Dr. Yan Bai

9:40am Robert Oesch - ACM SIGSPATIAL Cup contest
Faculty Advisor – Ankur Teredesai

10:00am Arta Shayandeh - Graduate presentation
Integrating Social Signals for Topic Modeling in Latent Dirichilet Allocation -
Faculty Advisor – Ankur Teredesai, Senjuti Basu Roy

10:30am Travis Rautman - Graduate presentation
Map Matching Algorithm Contest forACM GeoSpatial 2012
Faculty Advisor – Ankur Teredesai
Industry Advisors – Mohamed Ali, John Krumm

11:00am Eric Johnson - Graduate presentation
In-Database Healthcare Analytics 
Faculty Advisor – Ankur Teredesai

11:30pm – 1:30
CES students - CES Senior Projects and Demonstrations
Sponsor Dr. Robert Gutman