IT Trends :: Thursday, July 20, 2006

Deals, Contracts, Awards

Georgia Tech Preps Personal Robots for Computer Science Students

Microsoft will contribute $1 million over a three year period to developing the Institute for Personal Robotics in Education (IPRE). An associate professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology explained the motivation behind the new program: "We want to bring robots into computer science courses to make them more exciting and effective." He said student enrollment rates in computer science studies and the dotcom bust have contributed to the idea that “science is not cool anymore."… (InformationWeek)

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Alabama A&M University Selects Foundry Networks

The adoption is intended to redesign and future-proof the university’s campus-wide network infrastructure. Alabama A&M University’s CIO says, "Leveraging Foundry's expertise for our network infrastructure upgrade will provide AAMU with a best-of-breed network service that will move the university into a new era of secure high-speed voice, video, and data convergence." It is a very technical article about "the most advanced university network in Alabama."… (PR Newswire)

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