Stewardship Initiative: First Round of Funding - Successful Proposals
Northern Kentucky University
Professional IT staff will direct NKU College of Informatics students in providing various services that will provide an economical stimulant to the Kentucky economy. These students will gain valuable experience in the latest technology advancements and the various organizations will receive lower cost-effective solutions. These innovative solutions will accelerate the economic growth of these organizations and have a tremendous impact on the region. The organizations that will be targeted include K-12 school systems, city and county governments, and small- to medium-sized businesses.
Northern Kentucky University will offer summer programs for talented youth that focus on information technology careers, emerging scientific technologies, and cultural awareness. The most extensive proposed summer program, the INTERalliance IT Careers Camp, represents a collaborative effort of NKU’s College of Informatics, the INTERalliance of Greater Cincinnati, corporate sponsors, and Northern Kentucky area high schools. This residential camp experience will ignite interest among talented Northern Kentucky high school students in careers in information technology through service learning activities, corporate site visits, and competitive team challenges. NKU’s program of distinction, the Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics, will offer a program for high ability high school and middle school students, focusing on emerging technologies. A third program, geared to gifted elementary school students, will promote multicultural awareness.