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Gamma Nu Eta - Volunteer Project at Unity House

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This semester Gamma Nu Eta, the ITWS Honor Society, decided to volunteer their time to refurbish and install new computers for a local non-profit charity based out of Troy, NY.  They meet twice during the semester to reformat and install new software on nine (9) computers.  Special thanks to Joe Dougherty for taking extra time to lead the committee for this project.  
Last Thursday, May 12, 2011, four GNH members took a trip down to the Unity House Sunshine Program School Building to drop off the refurbished computers loaded with educational software.  These computers were placed into the classrooms and will be used to teach children basic computer skills, and with the assistance of the educational software will help the children learn other basic skills.  
Ivette Alfonso, Child Care Program Manager for the Sunshine Program met us and directed the GNH members where to install the nine computers.  Children (and teachers) gathered around to watch the setup and were eager to play on the ne…

ITWS Graduate Capstone Presentation - Albany Crime Analysis Center

Below is the Capstone Team presentation for the Albany Crime Analysis Center project.  This team created the Crime Information Distribution Network Portal and gave a wonderful presentation about the project.   Congratulations Stephanie Ardizzone, Fred Osoro, Kathyayani Prasad, and Chad Ruhle!



ITWS Students Compete in the 2011 NY Business Plan Competition

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ITWS students Matt Heffler, Brian Heller, Tom Rozanski and Joe Dougherty entered into the 2011 New York Business Plan Competition at the end of March. Their proposal was for Fire Department Solutions, a non-profit business to develop and sell management software and related services to fire departments; their software was created with support from the Rensselaer Center for Open-source Software


On April 28th they presented their project at the College of Nanoscale Science & Engineering in Albany in the Services/Non-Profit category.  They had several meetings with Professors Miner, Hughes, and Kuruzovich regarding their slides and presentation content and found this extremely helpful. 


The team came in second place for their category and won a cash prize!  Congratulations!



RPI's Press Release: Four Student Teams From Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Win Cash Prizes In New York State Business Plan Competition

Six student teams from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute participated in a …

ITWS Graduate Capstone Presentation - California Planet Search

Capstone Team 4 made an excellent presentation on their project "Exoplanet Modeling Explorer" for California Planet Search.  Congratulations Brian Wang, Samuel Johnson, Amanda Hunt, and Yiyi Jiang!  

ITWS Student Leadership Elections

Good afternoon ITWS! The time has come to hold elections for Student Leadership.  The candidates are all listed below with a brief paragraph about why they would like to run for their chosen office.  Please email me your three selections (1 - President, 2 - VP, 3 - Class Rep) by midnight on Tuesday May 10th. 
Good luck to all the candidates. Happy voting! Lessa Shear

President Andrew Karnani: For the past two years I have been a part of the ITWS student leadership.  These two years have seen significant changes to the department from the name, to the creation of a new lab space for all of us to use.  I have greatly enjoyed my time on student leadership and have learned a lot.  I hope to have the opportunity to continue to serve this amazing department for another year.
David Molik: I would like to become your IT President. I want to give back to the community that has nurtured me as I matured a college student. The IT Department has seen to my needs as a student and I want to give back to…

Introduction Post - Rich Palmer

Hi all! My name is Rich Palmer, and I’m a ‘07 IT School Alumni. I graduated cum laude with a dual major in IT and Economics.I’ll be contributing guest blog posts to the ITWS blog covering such topics as advice on IT at RPI, working in traditional companies vs. startups, recruiting, finance, starting your own business, and more. If there is ever a topic you’d like me to cover/expand on - or something I can help with - let me know.This first post will be a brief introduction of who I am.I’m currently living in Berkeley, CA and working on a web startup that I co-founded with another RPI grad called OvenAlly. We are launching in May.Previously, I worked for 3 1/2 years at Capital IQ, a financial technology firm on Wall St, as a Business Analyst. I was responsible for all design and development of Portfolio Analytics and Quantitative Products (heavy stuff!) and worked with an international team to get things done.I have a deep appreciation for design, finance, startups, and food - all evid…

WAMC: Professor Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Understanding the World Wide Web (2011-05-03)

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Professor Jim Hendler, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Understanding the World Wide Web
(2011-05-03) Listen Now


Prof. Hendler ALBANY, NY

Please Vote for a Fellow ITWS Student

Follow the link below and vote for D.J.I.G "NOW'S MY TIME" a song created by your fellow ITWS classmate Isaiah DuPree.  If he gets the most likes his song will be featured in NBA2K! http://www.facebook.com/NBA2K?sk=app_144996425562676
Thanks for helping out a fellow student!