ICT hosts sixth annual Technology Day at NMSU

September 23, 2011 by Kristina Medley, NMSU News Center

Information and Communication Technologies at New Mexico State University will host the sixth annual Technology Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 27 on the first floor of Corbett Center and the Otero Room.

The event is open to all NMSU students, staff and faculty and will feature presentations and information on emerging and established technologies relevant to the NMSU community.

“Members of the campus community are bringing more network awareness to NMSU. The number of connected devices at NMSU now exceeds 92,000, compared to 70,000 last year,” said Shaun Cooper, associate vice president of ICT. “Technology Day is a time where we can share in our experiences and see how technology supports the academic experience.”

In its short tenure, Technology Day has become a mainstay in annual NMSU events and has continued to grow in popularity. More than 400 students, staff and faculty participated in Technology Day 2010. With more than 19 information tables to explore, participants learned about everything from my.nmsu.edu to securing online information.

“Students should attend even if their background or major may not be within the technology field because whatever their current major or field of study will be dependent on technology to some extent,” said Araceli Hernandez, program coordinator for ICT Student Technology and Planning.

There also will be opportunities to enter in hourly prize drawings throughout the day. A grand prize drawing will take place at 2 p.m. Grand prizes will include a Nintendo 3DS bundle for the student winner, a Blu-ray player for the staff winner and an IRIS Notes pen for the faculty winner.

“Winning a big prize like the Wii was awesome,” said Jennifer Schlotzko, a Master of Business Administration student who attended last year. “You can also learn a lot about neat technology around campus.”

For more information, contact ICT Student Technology and Planning at 575-646-2661 or it-talk@nmsu.edu.

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