The MIS Alumni Scholarship is an endowed scholarship that created and funded by Alumni of the MIS program within the School of Business and Economics. The criteria for selection is the following: an MIS major (or dual major) with a strong academic standing, a demonstrated commitment to the MIS degree program, and professional communication skills.
Two scholarships are awarded annually; one to a sophomore and one to a junior. The 2017-2018 recipients are sophomore Mackenzie Pirie, and junior Thomas Strome. Congratulations to both awardees!
Dr. Mari W. Buche, director of the Data Science Graduate Program and associate professor of Management Information Systems (SBE), attended the 11th Annual Midwest AIS conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin May 19-20. The theme for this year’s event was “Bigger, Smarter, Safer: Game Changers for Information Systems.”
Buche participated on a panel entitled “Privacy, technology and surveillance in the digital age: the Big Brother scenario.” The panel focused on redefining privacy expectations and generational gaps in fundamental interpretations of information security. Reference material for this panel was Can ‘Big Brother’ watch us?
Buche also presented a research-in-progress paper entitled “The influence of Outcome-Oriented Security Policy on Security Perceptions and Intentions,” co-authored with Jeff Wall (SBE). The study investigates expected improvements when corporations enhance traditional checklist-oriented information security policies (ISPs) with an outcomes-oriented policy. Intrinsic motivation and employee commitment will be measured in an experimental design study.
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The School of Business & Economics is pleased to welcome Dr. Deb Armstrong to the Michigan Tech campus March 13-15, 2016.
Her visit is sponsored by the Visiting Women & Minority Lecturer/Scholar Series (VWMLS) which is funded by a grant to Institutional Equity & Inclusion from the State of Michigan’s King-Chavez-Parks Initiative.
Dr. Armstrong earned her PhD in Information Systems from the University of Kansas in 2001. She is currently an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems in the College of Business at Florida State University. Her research interests include issues at the intersection of IS personnel and mental models involving the human aspects of technology, change, learning and cognition. Her CV is attached. Please contact Mari Buche (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to schedule a meeting with Deb while she is on campus.
Informal Coffee Chat on gender issues in STEM occupations in the Academic Office Building Conference Room 101. Stop by to welcome our guest from 2:00 – 2:45 PM.
Seminar Open to the Public: Women in the IT Profession: A Review of Research Findings. Monday, March 14th from 3:00 – 4:30pm in EERC Room 100.
This presentation will integrate the contributions of over 20 research studies spanning her 15-year-long academic career. Dr. Armstrong has used a combination of qualitative and quantitative methodologies, and has presented her work to international audiences.
Light refreshment will be served following the presentation.
Michigan Tech women’s tennis player Kwang Suthijindawong (Bangkok, Thailand) has earned Capital One Academic All-District First-Team honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Suthijindawong was selected as one of 13 female Division II student-athletes from the Midwest Region in the at-large category, which includes the sports of bowling, fencing, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, tennis, hockey, rifle, skiing, swimming and tennis.
Tech’s No. 1 singles player, Suthijindawong was named the Huskies’ first GLIAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year last fall after a 12-0 league singles record. The junior completed her third perfect season in GLIAC singles (36-0). She posted a 17-1 overall record in singles, falling in the championship match of the ITA Midwest Regional singles draw. Suthijindawong and partner Sandra Cvetanovic posted 15 wins in doubles on their way to becoming the ITA Midwest Regional Doubles Champions—the first in school history.
In the classroom, Suthijindawong owns a 3.57 cumulative grade point average in management information systems.
Suthijindawong is eligible for Academic All-America recognition, which will be announced June. 10.
This article was written by Wes Frahm, director of media relations, athletics. It was originally posted in Tech Today on May 15, 2015.