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Campus Special Events - IBM Academic Initiative Workshop

The IBM Academic Intiative Workshops are presented by the Office of Research and Economic Development.


Thursday February 7th, 2013  9:00 - 5:00. Coe Library room 506

The IBM Academic Initiative is  a program for faculty at institutions worldwide to help teach students market-ready skills. Benefits of the program include:

  • Extensive expertise, assets, and community resources to develop world-class curricula
  • Access to IBM software, hardware, technology, and tools (at no-charge)
  • Discounted pricing on selected fee-based offerings
  • Skill-building opportunities ranging from IBM and ecosystem events to student competitions.


On February 7th, 2013, IBM representatives will be on campus to introduce their Academic Initiative, and to work with UW faculty on identifying pertinent Academic Initiative curricula, databases and software for their courses.  All sessions will be held in Coe Library room 506.  Faculty are encouraged to attend any portion of the morning session, and to sign-up for the afternoon sessions.

Morning Sessions:

9:00 - 9:30: Introduction to computational and data resources at UW
9:30 - 11:30: General introduction to the IBM Academic Initiative.  Topics to be discussed:
                    IBM Dataset Resources - CityForwardRich Data sets for classes
                    IBM Smarter Planet Resources, Education analytics, Students for a Smarter Planet
                    IBM Institute for Business Value Studies,
                    IBM Serious Games for Teaching Tools: Innov8, Actionable Heroes
                    Technology Solving Problems for Faculty and Students
                    IBM High Performance Computing
                    IBM System Z: A Hub for Teaching Linux Courses
                    IBM Research
                    IBM DeveloperWorks

Afternoon Sessions:

In the afternoon, IBM representatives will work with faculty on identifying useful curricular material, software and hardware for particular courses.  The focus of the discussion will be as follows:
1:10 - 2:00:  Analytics
2:10 - 3:00:  Big Data
3:10 - 4:00:  Cyber Security
4:10 - 5:00:  Software Engineering

Faculty are invited to bring syllabi, course outlines and example materials to these sessions.

For planning purposes, please fill out the registration form by February 2nd, by clicking here

For further information about the IBM Academic Initiative, visit their website by clicking here. To be able to see all the resources, you will need to register (i.e. create a username and password).

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