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Tierney Pitzer

Getting to Know Tierney Pitzer: New IT Program Director

September 15, 2021
Tierney Pitzer began her position as program director for the Information Technology Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program this summer. She has more than 20 years of industry experience in software programming and IT project management in the DMV area, plus 10 years of teaching in higher education. Now that Professor Pitzer is settling into her new role, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know her a little better.
Janis Nicholas, Randy Townsend, Nikita Thompson

Juggling the Worlds of Work and Academics to Get Ahead

June 19, 2021
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) signature event commemorating George Washington University’s Bicentennial featured a distinguished panel of alumni who described the personal and professional growth they’ve experienced through participation in CPS programs. Full recording of June 8 event available.
Dr. Sara Hooshangi

Celebrating Dr. Hooshangi’s Decade of Service as IIST Program Director

December 04, 2019
Dr. Sara Hooshangi has proven herself a rising star and valuable leader since joining the College in 2010 as the inaugural director of the Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) bachelor’s degree completion program. Many milestones later the fledgling program has grown and morphed into a unique, well-established program, producing graduates who are prepared for a variety of careers in the rapidly changing technology world.
Large IIST student group of approximately 20 people in front of a black metal abstract sculpture

Behind the Scenes Tour of High-tech Museum Brings Classwork to Life

September 02, 2019
CPS’s Career Services Department organized a unique behind-the-scenes tour of Glenstone art museum for 18 of our Integrated Information Science & Technology (IIST) program bachelor’s degree completion students. Students had a chance to learn about the extensive IT infrastructure installations used throughout the facility from their IT manager, designed to enhance the museum experience, including the IT infrastructure design and challenges.
Dan Titus (left) accepting award he is holding from Provost Maltzman, both in suits.

GW Distinguished Scholar Overcame Many Obstacles to Education

June 08, 2019
A burning internal drive to strive for nothing short of excellence through hard-work, perseverance and determination have made all the difference for Dan Titus, a May 2019 graduate from the Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) bachelor’s degree completion program. Titus has been awarded GW’s 2019 Distinguished Scholar Award by Provost Forrest Maltzman.
Symposium attendees

Symposium Prepares Future Workforce for High-Demand Cyber & Tech Careers

October 22, 2017
Many local companies are finding it difficult to fill vacant cyber and technology positions. With a projected global shortage of two million cybersecurity professionals by 2019, it is a critically important time to educate young people and prepare them for future roles in technology, cybersecurity and the data science industry. GW is partnering with local community colleges on a series of symposiums designed to educate students in the D.C. metro area about their academic options to prepare them for the sizzling hot job market.
IIST Students at the Nashman Symposium

Helping Others with the Power of Technology - IIST Students Present Service Learning Projects at Nashman Symposium

June 22, 2017
Integrated, Information Science and Technology (IIST) program students used their knowledge of technology to help others by participating in a one-year service learning course. Thirteen of them partnered with domestic and international community-based organizations to design and run hands-on service projects during the 2016-2017 academic year, with the leadership and support of Dr. Olivia M. Blackmon, assistant program director and faculty member of the IIST program.
Elyaa Hammad, Olivia Blackmon

IIST Student Opens Computer Center for Low-Income Women

April 20, 2017

“Today is an exciting day,” said Elyaa Hammad, a student in GW’s Integrated Information, Science and Technology (IIST) program.

IIST students at GW Research Day

Three IIST Students Win Prestigious GW Research Day Awards

April 06, 2017
Three CPS Integrated Information, Science, and Technology (IIST) students have been named winners of the prestigious GW Research Day awards for their undergraduate work in domestic and international technology-based service learning projects.
Olivia Blackmon

Dr. Olivia Blackmon Wins Nashman Center Grant

April 01, 2017
Congratulations to Dr. Olivia Blackmon for winning a Nashman Center Faculty Grant for Community-Engaged Scholarship to design an interdisciplinary course and study abroad program to connect real-world needs with student based learning outside of the classroom.
A dozen GW students during the site visit to the Corporate Executive Board posing in front of the building

IIST Students Learn Best Practice Insights, Technology and the Future of Analytics at CEB

March 21, 2017
IIST students visited Corporate Executive Board (CEB) offices in Rosslyn, VA on March 17th, 2017 where they learned about the cutting-edge data analytics tools utilized by CEB and the success of CEB’s strategic business model to use open source platforms.
Olivia Blackmon

Academic Pathways to Technology Careers Event at GW/NOVA Forum

February 13, 2017
More than 80 community college students interested in exploring academic pathways and career options in the information technology field gathered for an event that was jointly-sponsored by GW and NOVA-Woodbridge.

GW IIST Professor David Vargas Presents Relevant Topics

June 21, 2016
At the recent Techno Security and Forensics Investigations 2016 conference David Vargas a professor in the IIST program, presented on two topics: Ransomware and Cryptocurrencies.

IIST Student Wins Scholarship

June 17, 2016

Jennifer Vasques Martinez a George Washington University: Integrated, Information Science & Technology student at the Loudoun Campus was selected to be a recipient of the

IIST Student Wins Big at GW Research Days

April 11, 2016

Author: Olivia M. Blackmon, Ph.D.

IIST Program Hosts Alumni Reunion, 2016

April 11, 2016

Author: Dr. Olivia M. Blackmon

Congratulations to our 2015 Graduates!

May 23, 2015

We wish our graduates the very best of success!

IIST Students and CPS Team Leaders Visit NIST

May 23, 2015

How cool will it be for a STEM student to step into an immersive virtual reality environment where he can observe how quantitative information is gathered from sensors implanted on the human body?

IIST students visit Verizon's Executive Briefing Center

March 05, 2015

On Thursday, February 26, 2015, IIST and CPS Career Services sponsored a student site visit to Verizon’s Executive Briefing Center in Ashburn, Virginia.

IIST students visit Deloitte’s Arlington facility

February 13, 2015

For a second straight year, IIST students and alumni visited Deloitte’s Center for Federal Innovation in Arlington to learn more about business technology consulting opportunities, including

IIST students receive briefing on cloud computing by Amazon Web Services insider

December 01, 2014

David Winter, Enterprise Sales Account Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS) visited Professor Hooshangi’s Foundation in Information Technology and Computation class to provide an overview of