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Information Sciences & Technology Institute

Information Sciences & Technology Institute

The Mission of the ISTI is to create an environment for students to thrive and learn more about Information Sciences across all Ottawa campuses by using new technology, student organizations, and the expert knowledge of Technology Professionals.

 

Faculty

Jaime E. Fuentes, MEdT

Jaime E. Fuentes, MEdT

Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems for the Information Sciences & Technology Institute

Robert Armbrust, PhD

Robert Armbrust, PhD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Jose “Joe” Ascensio

Jose “Joe” Ascensio

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Gary Berg, EdD

Gary Berg, EdD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Andrew Black, PhD

Andrew Black, PhD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Nicholas Bowersox, PhD

Nicholas Bowersox, PhD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Nathan Braun, MBA

Nathan Braun, MBA

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Adam Caylor, MBA

Adam Caylor, MBA

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Tom Determan, MS

Tom Determan, MS

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Dr. Patrick Dicks

Dr. Patrick Dicks

Adjunct

Jimmie Flores, PhD

Jimmie Flores, PhD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Jason Hembree, EdD

Jason Hembree, EdD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Rick Hutchinson

Rick Hutchinson

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Matt Keough, PhD

Matt Keough, PhD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Cyndi Lambach, DBA

Cyndi Lambach, DBA

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Jeffrey A. McCreight, PhD

Jeffrey A. McCreight, PhD

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Rusty Meigs, EdD

Rusty Meigs, EdD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Sharon Powers, MS

Sharon Powers, MS

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Keith Rieger, MA

Keith Rieger, MA

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Khaled Sabha

Khaled Sabha

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Veera Sajjanapu, PhD

Veera Sajjanapu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Engineering 

Mac Shaikh, PhD

Mac Shaikh, PhD

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Joel Short, MBA

Joel Short, MBA

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Zachary Smith, MBA

Zachary Smith, MBA

Adjunct - Institute of Information Sciences and Technologies

Kerrie Specker, EdD

Kerrie Specker, EdD

Adjunct Professor in Education

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Michael Sthultz, MSCS

Michael Sthultz, MSCS

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

Steven Thomas, MS, MBA

Steven Thomas, MS, MBA

Adjunct Professor

Dennis J. Tyner, PhD

Dennis J. Tyner, PhD

Campus President, OUAZ
Professor of Science

Amal Yagub, PhD

Amal Yagub, PhD

Assistant Professor of Engineering

Petrina Youhan, MBA

Petrina Youhan, MBA

Adjunct Professor in ISTI

 

Academic Programs Advisory Board

The purpose of the industry advisory board is to assist ISTI with developing and updating academic programs. The advisory board brings its industry expertise to the curriculum development process, ensuring that all programs meet industry standards and provide students with the courses necessary to prepare them for enduring careers as Engineering, Management Information Systems, and Computer Science Technology professionals. The advisory board meets twice a years a year with the ISTI to analyze the industry trends and evaluate the programs. In addition, members evaluate the final presentation of senior projects, providing students with suggestions on product improvements, technology applications, engineering projects, and technology development distribution within the industry.

Students | Community Engagement

 

STUDENT ENGAGEMENT

Technology Club (TechClub)          

This club consists of OU students majoring in or interested in technology and its impact on the world around us. Below are some photos of some of the Club members and their activities.

Technology Club

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

OU ISTI & Schools Districts Partnership Tech-Events

The technology and engineering students of the Information Science & Technology Institute (ISTI) programs partner with high school students whose concentrations are in engineering, computer science, and technology to carry out activities at the academic level. These educational activities are based on programming learning, UI/UX design, innovative technologies, and emerging technologies, with fun and impressive results at the academic level.

OU ISTI & Schools Districts Partnership Tech-Events

 

OU STEAM Camp Program

Attendees from local school districts (middle and high school students) participated and learned STEAM aspects, such as how to code, design robots and troubleshoot problems. Participants work with technology and engineering students as STEAM advisors and instructors to complete projects designed for this camp.

OU STEAM Camp Program

 

CAMPUS LIFE

Ottawa University (Ottawa, Kansas) Campus Life      |  Ottawa University (Surprise, Arizona) Campus Life

    

2021-22 Esports | Ottawa University Athletics

In 2019, the University of Ottawa added an esports varsity athletic program to expand the variety of sports to include esports. The Institute of Information Science and Technology is proud to support the esports program, its athletes, and activities.

2021-22 Esports

Resources | Internship | Jobs | Community Service

HOW TO OU RESOURCES

 

How to enroll clases using OU portal

OU STUDENTS RESOURCES

Ottawa University is OnTheHub / Academic Software Discounts 

The Gangwish Library

 

INTERNSHIPS

Government Internship Opportunities with the Federal Government Intelligence Agencies

Executive Office of The President Internship Program

Burns & McDonnell Intern Program Opportunities

 

JOBS OPENINGS

Information Technology Specialist (Systems Administration)

 

Read more about: Ottawa University CS students visit College Prep Academy (Topeka, KS)

Ottawa University CS students visit College Prep Academy (Topeka, KS)

In partnership STEAM program, Ottawa University Computer Science first-year students visit the College Prep Academy in Topeka, Kansas.

Posted on November 28, 2022

Updated on November 28, 2022


Read more about: ISTI | TechClub | FUTURE TOGETHER GRANT

ISTI | TechClub | FUTURE TOGETHER GRANT

This fall 22, the OU TechClub, thanks to the support of the Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI), received the FUTURE TOGETHER 2022 award. AE is proud to announce a year-long philanthropic program to support and inspire causes that matter. The Future Together program is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness.

Posted on September 5, 2022


Read more about: Business Data Analytics Master Program Student Kalmar Internship

Business Data Analytics Master Program Student Kalmar Internship

In his own words, an Information Science Technology Institute (ISTI) MBA student in a Business Data Analytics concentration tells us about his internship experience at the engineering company KALMAR. The Institute of Technology helps students in its programs connect not only with internships but also with possible jobs in the future.

Posted on July 27, 2022


Read more about: Computer Science Student Internship at Elkridge Country Club | Baltimore, MD

Computer Science Student Internship at Elkridge Country Club | Baltimore, MD

Information Science and Technology Institute (ISTI) prides itself on connecting students in its programs with internships in their disciplines of study. In words of the student, she tells us about her internship experience at Elkridge Country Club in Baltimore, MD.

Posted on July 25, 2022

Updated on November 28, 2022


Read more about: Starting Early with 21st Century Learning Skills

Starting Early with 21st Century Learning Skills

Posted on May 23, 2022

Updated on July 27, 2022

Career Outlook

  • The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects employment of computer and information systems managers to grow 10 percent through 2029, which is faster than the average for all occupations. New applications of technology in the workplace will continue to drive demand for workers, fueling the need for more managers. Most computer and information systems managers work full time. If problems arise, managers may need to work more than 40 hours a week to come up with solutions.
  • The median annual wage for computer and information systems managers was $146,360 in May 2019. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount, and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $87,480, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $208,000.

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