Community outreach

Graduation season opens up opportunities to spotlight some of the accomplishments of Department of Information Systems faculty and students. Our feature photo, right, is a group of students, with faculty advisor Daniel Mazzola, at the Spring Avnet Tech Games. This month's news also includes a glimpse of graduation, including a group shot of the first class of our Online MSIM to complete the program.

Some of the benefits of scientific research conducted in universities are obvious. Great laboratory discoveries expand our understanding of the world, cure diseases, and make life better in myriad ways. In a study for the Science Foundation Arizona public-private partnership, a team of scholars from the W. P. Carey School of Business and the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona have identified another important benefit of university-based research: regional economic development.