Techie MU innovators get national attention

Source Live Wire Blog on August 12, 2009 0 Comments
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2009 Campus Technology Innovators Award covered in the University of Missouri's Live Wire Blog.

Technologically progressive MU students and faculty from different departments have been playing nicely together. And for that they’ve
been rewarded — or, rather, awarded — with a 2009 Campus Technology Innovators Award in information-technology funding from the national magazine Campus Technology.

The program getting recognition: MU’s Interdisciplinary Innovations Fund. Fueled by a combination of corporate sponsorships, student fees and department budgets, the fund provides startup money for collaborative, student-driven information-technology projects.

Since its creation in 2008 by the Reynolds Journalism Institute’s Mike McKean and the MU Information Technology Committee, the fund has supported half a dozen interdisciplinary undertakings in software development, sustainability and filmmaking. Projects unite diverse
academic disciplines (engineering, journalism, film, plant sciences, architecture, computer science, business) as well as non-academic units (residential life, student life, campus facilities, student organizations).

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