The Eberly College of Business and Information Technology and
the Association of Management Information Systems (AMIS) hosted Tech Week from
October 13–16, 2014, giving students an inside look at 3D printing, cloud computing,
To kick off the event Monday, James Rodger, an MIS
professor from IUP, held a 3D printing presentation in Eberly Auditorium at
7:00 p.m. For example, Rodger printed a squirrel, a salt shaker, and a penguin
figurine using the technology.
On Tuesday, AMIS took 20 students on a tour of the IUP
Data Center in Stright. They were led by Paul
Grieggs from the IT department.
Spencer Lee Whitehead, an IUP graduate student, explained the
process of implementing and then utilizing virtual machines in Eberly on
The grand finale of the event was a panel discussion held on
October 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the Eberly Auditorium with multiple guest
speakers. They discussed topics ranging from “big data” to social media privacy,
net neutrality, cloud computing, and other MIS-related topics.
The speakers include George Bartha, director at Bayer; Robi
Schmiedlin, senior manager for infrastructure and operations at Bayer; Jack
Claus, IT director at Pittsburgh Glass Works; Pankaj, Information Systems
and Decision Sciences chairperson and co-advisor for AMIS; and David
Smith, head of the Computer Science Department at IUP.
“Tech week was a very informative event, and it had a lot of
relevant information for IT students,” said Erik Larson, junior MIS major.
“Having experts in the field speak offered great insight.”
AMIS is a club for students who are interested in MIS
and exposure to new technology and its effect on the workplace.
The organization meets every Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in Eberly
room 111. Keep up with their latest events through their Facebook page, IUP
AMIS, or contact co-advisor Micki Hyde at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eberly College of Business and Information Technology