As you all likely know, the University quickly moved all classes online effective Mar 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19. While the impact of the pandemic will be felt for many years to come, in this note I’m choosing to focus on what we learned rather than what we lost.

Dr. Shaoen Wu

Dr. Shaoen Wu has been named the State Farm Endowed Chair of Cybersecurity within the School of Information Technology. The prestigious chair was established by State Farm Insurance Companies as part of a $3 million investment committed in 2016.

The bust of Reggie Redbird framed by purple flowers and green leaves

Several faculty and student volunteers in the School of Information Technology (IT) collaborated with industry professionals to host this year’s high school cybersecurity defense competition, a collaborative event that benefits all participants involved.

Student playing video games in computer lab

Ashley Marku’s years of service in the armed forces gave her a unique skill set that made her a natural choice to serve as Redbird Esports Varsity Overwatch team’s first student coach.

Enrique Rocha

Catch up with our Class of 2016’s “Newest Redbirds.”