ITSA Presents – GE Bright Minds Deserve Bright Futures
Tuesday, February 11th
6-8 pm, Old Chem
ITSA Presents – Juan E. Gilbert
Innovation in Voting Technology: One Machine, One Vote for Everyone
Subsequent to the debacle of the 2000 U.S. Presidential election, it became abundantly clear that America’s archaic voting system was in dire need of a major overhaul. Consequently, Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting machines were purchased by several states. The use of these machines has not been without controversy with respect to security, trust and ease of use. Professors and security research teams have found several vulnerabilities in current voting technologies. In 2002, the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was created to provide all citizens equal access to participate in the electoral process, regardless of ability. The Prime III voting system is a secure, multimodal electronic voting system that takes a universal design approach to address security, trust and ease of use. Dr. Gilbert and his research team were recently awarded a $4.5 million dollar grant from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to conduct research on accessible voting technologies. Dr. Gilbert’s research team has also conducted studies on the time it takes to vote in an effort to reduce voting lines on Election Day.
Students. A life was cut short and Professor Annu Prabhakar is putting together a scholarship to remember her by.
“Dear friends, colleagues and family of Sarah
Greetings from UC. My name is Annu Prabhakar and I was a professor of Sarah Pullen. Sarah was a model student at the University of Cincinnati and president of our Women in IT Student organization.
After learning of Sarah’s passing this past year, I have wanted to do something in her memory – to celebrate how she lived her life and the beautiful spirit that radiated from her. We have started the Sarah Marie Pullen Information Technology Scholarship Fund to provide scholarships to deserving IT students in Sarah’s memory.
I invite you to join Dean Lawrence Johnson and the Department of Information Technology for an informal gathering as we kick off the Sarah Marie Pullen Scholarship fundraising campaign“
Congratulations to our Officers:
- President: Paul Meyer
- Vice President: Darius Howard
- Tribunal – Daniel Lee
- Communication – Brian Johnston
- Finance – Dyllon James Dekok
- Event Planner – Kristen Smith
- Recruiting – Clayton Theys
- Web Master – Casey Blakely
- Secretary-Josh Moellman