Friday, October 3, 2014

Thanks to A Historically Strong Advisory Board

As I mentioned in my last post, the Institute of Technology at the UWT has come a long way in the last 15 years.  Today, following our usual advisory board meeting in the morning, which introduced four new advisory board members, we held a celebratory lunch for those board members past and present.  It was an informal event meant to recognize how their guidance and work helped to create the successes of today.

One of the inaugural AB members, in an ex-officio capacity, is Congressman Adam Smith.  He kicked things off  with a few words and some recollections of our earlier years, as well as a nod to the needs of a qualified work force that we are filling today.

During lunch, several Institute students who were members of the university's Grey Hat Goup joined the discussion on how best to progress with new programs, new centers and potentially a new name.  Afterwards they acted as campus guides, bring everyone to the Center for Data Science to view some of the current projects that graduate students and faculty are working on. 

Projects included healthcare costs prediction applications, logistical and transport systems, social media evaluation tools and large scale data analysis of academic performance of secondary schools.


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