Category: Technology

Davenport students build early literacy app with Kent District Library
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Davenport students build early literacy app with Kent District Library

Four Davenport University students put their minds together earlier this year to create a mobile application for the Kent District Library in Grand Rapids. The students, who were majors in the Computer Information Systems program, were enrolled in an independent study with DU faculty member Brian Kowalczk. “These students took advantage of this awesome opportunity,”...

Alumni Success Story: James Blankenship, ’95
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Alumni Success Story: James Blankenship, ’95

Former distinguished alumni award recipient James Blankenship, ‘95, has set a goal to shape the ever-changing world in technology. Read more about his journey as the vice president of information systems at Arbor Financial Credit Union: Tell me about yourself! My passion is leveraging technology to enable cross-functional business areas. I have been in the...

Alumni Success Story: Anas Alkatib, ‘12, ‘14
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Alumni Success Story: Anas Alkatib, ‘12, ‘14

Anas Alkatib started a scholarship to honor his daughters. Learn how this director of IT security risk and network administration wants to create opportunities for women in technology in southeast Michigan. Tell us about yourself! I’m originally from Iraq. I moved a year after I was born to UAE (United Arab Emirates). I lived there...

Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career
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Infiltrating the Department of Defense: Davenport alumnus builds computer science career

You need national clearance to know what alumnus Andrew Cranmer, ’15, is working on for the Department of Defense in South Carolina. Many of his duties are classified due to national security. Cranmer mainly works on projects relating to XXXXXXXXX, machine learning, XXXXXXXX, computer vision, XXXXXXXX and biometrics — similar to the courses he completed...

Davenport professor takes top spot in digital forensics competition
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Davenport professor takes top spot in digital forensics competition

Mark McKinnon, a professor in the College of Technology at Davenport University, earned the top spot in the Autopsy Python plugin competition at the 8th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference. McKinnon teaches within Davenport’s digital forensics program, which prepares students to collect, process, preserve, analyze and present computer-related evidence. “This competition allows me to give...

Multiple internship magic
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Multiple internship magic

At Davenport University, all bachelor degree programs include an experiential learning requirement, and internships are highly recommended as an opportunity to not only cultivate valuable relationships with prospective employers, but also to develop the skills needed to succeed in the workplace. Jake Plunkett, a senior working toward his Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems...

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