The American Statistical Association (ASA) DataFest™ @ OSU welcomed 243 undergraduate students to campus from April 5 - 7 for their fourth annual weekend competition. In addition to tackling a large dataset and multiple analysis challenges, students had the opportunity to network with professionals, learn more about career opportunities and work with mentors like Wilner Jeanty and Jordan Springer from OCIO.
Chief Information Security Officer, Helen Patton, recently took part in the “Gender and Diversity in Information Security” panel at Internet2’s 2016 Technology Exchange. As part of this panel, she shared information about the gender gap in STEM careers in the United States, and in particular, the lack of female representation in information security roles.
Internet2 is a collaborative group of researchers and educational institutions, brought together to find innovative solutions to technology challenges, including the lack of diversity in technology careers.
This month the spotlight shines on ODEE application developer, Vedu Hariths. This former pharmacy assistant has been with Ohio State for nearly eight years, and he says we’re the best group of people he’s ever worked with (d’awww). He left India for Ohio to avoid death-by-crocodile (and perhaps to work on his PhD). When he’s not at Mount Hall, this wildlife enthusiast can be found eating El Vaquero, trekking the Serengeti or watching super hero movies with his two boys. Learn more about Vedu in this month’s employee spotlight!
This month’s spotlight employee comes from shared services across OCIO and ODEE. You’ve heard her name and read it on emails, but you may not have met this Wes Anderson-loving writer. She dreamed of being a fossil finder, but lucky for us, digging up new ways to communicate to students also keeps her satisfied. Meet Mount Hall Move Admiral Grace Buchholz in this month’s employee spotlight!
This November, the spotlight is shining on OCIO employee Nick Rotonda. He’s a java engineer (sadly, NOT a fancy coffee creator) on the Web & Mobile team. Although he loves working with the people at Ohio State, he would jump at the chance to get away to a beautiful beachy island. When he’s not delving into web frameworks in OCIO, Nick can be found exploring local bars and frequenting his favorite pizza shop. Learn more about Nick in this month’s employee spotlight!
This month the spotlight shines on Application Architecture Director Glenn Donaldson. Glenn came to Ohio State for college and never left! This father of four enjoys solving problems, helping others and networking while he’s on the job, but prefers to sing and dance after hours. Learn more about Glenn in this month’s Employee Spotlight!
This month, John Muir from ODEE is in the spotlight! This instructional designer works with online degree programs, and he loves being able to shape the direction of the online learning experience. This former robot, kilt-wearer and rock star is also a fan of eco-horror-sci-fi books and symphony orchestras. You can find him in St John Arena designing courses or at Arepazo eating Latin American food…or across the border in Latin America! Learn more about John in this month’s employee spotlight.
Each year we recognize outstanding student employees with the Barbara A. Glenn Student Scholarship Award. For 2016, the OCIO and ODEE culture teams voted to select two winners, since there were so many excellent nominations. The following two students were each awarded $500 towards their tuition and other fees.
This August the spotlight falls on SIS developer Chris Palmer. This 6-year Buckeye loves solving puzzles and working with his Enterprise Applications cohort. He’s held a wide range of jobs, but he gave in to the call of technology (even passing up laser tag!). When he’s not at Airport Drive, you can find him noshing on brunch at Northstar Café or heading as far west as his motorbike will take him. Get to know your OCIO comrade, Chris Palmer, in this month’s employee spotlight.
This month we’re celebrating spotlight employee Brian Roesser. Brian works in ODEE, keeping classrooms and Digital Unions up to date. This former police car cleaner is a racing enthusiast, but he’s willing to pump the brakes to spend time with his family. If you don’t see Brian in Enarson, you might want to check alongside a lake or a racetrack. Learn more about Brian with this month’s employee spotlight.