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Plan to link kids, computers

Jennifer Beauprez
Denver Post Business Writer

Dec. 11 - High school students who dream of becoming the next dotcom zillionaire may soon be able to dump their summer jobs and get paid to take classes to achieve those goals.

The new Colorado Institute of Technology, organized by Gov. Bill Owens, will offer summer-school scholarships as soon as next year to get more young people interested in and prepared for high-tech jobs, according to Marc Holtzman, the state's secretary of technology.

"We've got to tell these kids that you've got to take some math, you've got to take some computer courses or that door won't be open to you,'' said Tim Foster, director of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, a key organizer of the program.

The summer-school initiative is just one piece of the Colorado Institute of Technology, known as CIT.

The privately financed institute will be made up of a network of high-tech research and training centers, housed at universities and community colleges and at the Advanced Technology Center at the former Lowry Air Force Base.

Next month, organizers will start searching for an institute president and begin raising $250 million from local companies and individuals.

Organizers hope to get financial support from at least 15 to 20 large corporations.

About 15 percent of the money will go to K-12 education and recruitment efforts, including the summer scholarship program. Students from grades 8 to 12 will be able to apply for monthly stipends to take courses needed to pursue high-tech degrees in college. With 12,000 unfilled high-tech jobs in Colorado, young people are already being courted by Colorado companies. They want to build relationships now that will last until the students have graduated from college and are looking for jobs.

"They invite them to their offices, and they have pizza,'' said Lew Wilks, president of Internet and multimedia markets for Qwest Communications International.

Wilks' 16-year-old son, Adam, was among a handful of gifted students invited this fall to visit Nortel Networks in Denver and offered the chance to work on cutting-edge projects.

"My son came home and said "Wow, this is a really great thing,''' Wilks said. "He came home so excited, it caused me to rethink how we build ongoing recruitments at Qwest.''

Like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which starts recruiting top students as early as age 16, CIT would use test scores to identify top students throughout the nation. CIT would also offer up to 1,000 scholarships to encourage them to come to CIT, according to Holtzman.

"Given our quality of life, if people come to Colorado, they're likely to stay,'' Holtzman said. CIT organizers want to add 6,000 students to the existing university enrollment and graduate 1,200 to 1,500 CIT students a year. Students would apply to CIT and get a certification in addition to a university or community college degree.

To build its reputation nationwide, CIT will use a portion of the $250 million to hire Nobel Prize winners and outstanding faculty.

"We want this to represent a serious currency in the marketplace,'' Holtzman said. "This will be one of the best recruitment opportunities for technology businesses to identify talent early.''

When the program is ready, students may get information and applications through high school career counselors.

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Killexams : Howard Roddy Named To Tennessee Board Of Regents

Nashville — Governor Phil Bredesen today named three Tennesseans, including Chattanooga's Howard Roddy, to fill vacancies on the Tennessee Board of Regents, which governs the state’s university and community college system, as well as technology centers.

By state law, today’s appointments to the Board of Regents must include one citizen representing East Tennessee At-Large, one citizen representing the Fourth Congressional District and one citizen representing the Seventh Congressional District. Student and faculty member positions on the Board will be announced later this month.

“The Tennessee Board of Regents plays a valuable role in our state, and I’m pleased to announce these three Tennesseans to fill open positions effective immediately,” Bredesen said. “In finding the right persons to fill the open positions on the Board, not only was it important to find people with the right knowledge and experience for the job, but to find members who reflect the great diversity of our state.”

“I appreciate all the recommendations and feedback I have received from citizens and community groups the last few months about these appointments,” Bredesen added. “I’m confident these appointees will each bring great leadership and expertise to contribute to the Board, and I thank them for their service to the State of Tennessee.”

Today’s appointments include:

Agenia Clark, Seventh District Citizen Representative. Clark is the president and CEO of The Girl Scout Council of Cumberland Valley, representing 25,000 girls and more than 8,000 volunteers. Previously, she worked as the vice president of human resources for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, in addition to having worked in human resources capacities at Vanderbilt University and Nortel Networks. Her community involvement includes work with The Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, and she formerly served on the board of HCA’s Tri-Star Health System. Clark holds a bachelor’s degree in communications and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is appointed to a six-year term.

Fran Marcum, Fourth District Citizen Representative. Marcum is a managing partner at Marcum Capital, a Tullahoma-based company that nurtures business start-ups and expansions in Tennessee. Her previous experience includes serving as chairman and CEO of Micro Craft, Inc. for 28 years, and working as an elementary teacher in the Nashville and Chattanooga school systems. Marcum currently serves on the University of Tennessee Foundation Board, is a former commissioner of the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges and has served as a trustee and former chairman of the Motlow State Community College Foundation. She is a founding member of the Tullahoma Education Foundation and Partners For Healing, a free medical clinic for the working uninsured of Coffee County. Marcum holds a bachelor’s degree in education from the Peabody College at Vanderbilt University. She is appointed to a six-year term.

Howard Roddy, East Tennessee At-Large Citizen Representative. Roddy is vice president of Advocacy & Healthy Community for Memorial Health Care System. He previously worked as an administrator in the Health Services Division for Hamilton County Government. His community involvement includes volunteer work for the East Tennessee State University Foundation, the Hamilton County Regional Health Council, the Metro Chattanooga YMCA Board, and the University of Chattanooga Foundation, Inc. He received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Austin Peay State University and a master’s degree in Environmental Health Administration from East Tennessee State University. He is appointed to a six-year term.

The composition and powers of the board are set forth in Tennessee Code Annotated 49-8-201 through 49-8-203. The board consists of 18 members: 12 lay citizens appointed for six-year terms by the Governor from each of the state's nine congressional districts and three grand divisions; one faculty member appointed by the Governor for a one-year term; one student from among the system institutions appointed for a one-year term by the Governor; and four ex-officio members -- the Governor of Tennessee, the Commissioner of Education, the Commissioner of Agriculture, and the Executive Director of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, who is a non-voting member.

Board of Regents institutions include six state universities and 13 community colleges across the state serving nearly 152,000 students, and 26 technology centers serving more than 32,000 students. For more information, visit the Board’s Web site at

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The western communities will elect a new representative in Tallahassee this fall, and four Democrats are vying in the Aug. 23 primary for their party’s nomination for the newly drawn District 93 seat in the Florida House of Representatives.

The incumbent would have been State Rep. Matt Willhite, who represents the current District 86, but his decision to run for the Palm Beach County Commission left the District 93 seat open. Seeking the Democratic nod are Wellington community activist Shelly Albright, social worker Seth Densen, former Willhite legislative aide Tom Valeo and Port of Palm Beach Commissioner Katherine Waldron. The primary winner will face Republican candidate Dr. Saulis Banionis, who does not have a primary election.

Still centered around Wellington, Willhite’s old district has been redrawn slightly to the south, now including all of Wellington, Greenacres and parts of suburban Lake Worth.

Shelly Albright — A resident of Wellington for 19 years, Albright is known locally for her work with a number of local organizations, including her church.

“I am the director of children and youth ministry at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church. I raised my four children in Wellington. I am a longtime community advocate and volunteer,” she said. “I sit on the Wellington Education Committee as vice chair. I chaired interfaith and worked closely with the Village of Wellington’s Community Service Department.”

She also sits on the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board and serves as recording secretary, and she is a past president of the Junior League of the Palm Beaches.

“Interfaith is probably my biggest accomplishment, being able to work in the community and serve the people in the community,” Albright said. “I work with families on a daily basis in my current position. Because of that, I know the needs of the residents.”

She believes that living and working in this community has given her the opportunity to know and understand the needs of residents.

“Just seeing what the needs are on the community level gives me insight that the other candidates may not have,” Albright said. “I have the life experiences to back it up. I’m a parent, I have been a married woman, I am a single woman. I own a home. I have been through things with people in this community.”

Education is a key issue for her.

“There is a real need for raising experienced teachers’ salaries. We currently rank number 48 in the United States in salaries. We have a teacher shortage, which leads to our students not getting their needs met and our teachers being overworked,” she said. “A personal issue for me is mental health. I have experienced it with my children, and I know how devastating it can be for a family. I see that issue rising in children, adults and seniors, particularly right now.”

Albright also plans to be a strong supporter of home rule in Tallahassee. “I believe that municipalities need to be instrumental in making decisions about things occurring in their back yard,” she said. “I am also concerned about affordable housing and our healthcare costs, which are definitely hurting the people in our communities.”

Yet Albright realizes the difficulties of getting things accomplished in the legislature.

“I hope to move the ball as far down the field as possible,” she said. “Being a Democrat, that will be difficult, but I am very good at collaborating and building consensus. My goal is to accomplish what needs to be accomplished in our area. We can move the ball down the road as far as education, mental health issues and housing.”

Albright noted that she has the endorsement of many leaders in the western communities, including most of the current Wellington Village Council.

“I think it is important that the person representing us knows the residents of the western communities and lives in the western communities and has a life experience to truly know the issues to be able to impact change,” she said. “The reason people should vote for me is because I love the people in this community, and I have built a life here. No one in this race knows this community better than I do. I have the skillset to impact change.”

To learn more about Albright, visit

Seth Densen — Originally from New York, Densen has lived in South Florida for 11 years.

“I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in family studies and human development. My master’s degree is from Adelphi University in social work,” said Densen, who works as a social worker at Jupiter Medical Center.

A Wellington resident, Densen noted that he was born premature and wasn’t expected to survive.

“I was named Seth because the nurse told my mother that Seth, biblically speaking, was a strong fighter who was determined,” he said. “When I survived, it was clear that I was determined to fight. That determination has followed me throughout my life… I am determined to fight not only for what I believe in, but for what the State of Florida needs.”

His key issues are education funding, child welfare and mental health.

“We are the greatest nation in the world, yet we cannot provide basic school supplies in the classroom for our children,” he said. “Our educators, in many respects, are on the front lines when we look at the great lengths they went to make sure our children get educated, especially during the pandemic, and yet we pay them a fraction of what educators get in other states.”

Densen noted that Florida ranks third in the nation for child trafficking, and Palm Beach County ranks third in the state.

“We need to do more to combat this epidemic in child trafficking and other forms of child abuse,” he said. “We need better prevention programs and more education. And we need to increase the starting salary for those who investigate child abuse and elder abuse… These are individuals tasked with ensuring the safety and well-being of our most vulnerable populations. I believe that we need to be able to provide these first responders with a livable wage.”

Regarding mental health, he would support a bill to expand Florida’s Baker Act.

“If elected, I would propose a bill that expands the Baker Act, where instead of an individual staying in a facility up to three days before a court order, I would make that minimum stay seven days,” he said. “How much can you truly accomplish in a 72-hour period? All too often we see individuals who leave these facilities and there is no follow-up care.”

Densen would also like to see laws regarding drowning prevention and firearm safety. “We live in Florida. Water is everywhere. There should be more programs funded through state dollars that will help children learn how to swim,” he said. “Of course, I support red flag laws and the age being moved to 21 for all firearms. I do not believe that an individual should be allowed to purchase a semi-automatic weapon. However, I do recognize the importance of the Second Amendment.”

Densen also supports a woman’s right to choose and would fight against additional abortion restrictions in Florida.

“We don’t need to create more problems; we need to create more solutions,” he said. “If we wait for our leaders to have honor and take action, we will be waiting too long. We have become so divided, that I worry that we forget what it is like to be united.”

Densen hopes to be a unifier in Tallahassee.

“While I am running as a Democrat for District 93, I am running for all Floridians,” he said. “If you have a concern, I want you to be able to call me. You shouldn’t have to go through all these hoops to get things done. This is about being a voice for the people.”

Densen said that he has spent his entire career helping people and would continue to do so if elected.

“Voters should vote for me because not only am I genuine, but I know what it is like to struggle,” he said. “I can speak to issues important to people in Florida. I rent a house because I can’t afford to buy a house because our market is in shambles. I know what it’s like to work two or three jobs and work paycheck to paycheck. I believe that voters should vote for me, because, quite frankly, I genuinely care.”

To learn more about Densen, visit

Tom Valeo — A resident of Wellington since he was three years old, Valeo originally wanted to be a musician. That changed during his studies at Florida Atlantic University.

“I became the first member of my family to graduate from college when I graduated from FAU,” he said. “I wound up studying politics, government and sociology. When I left college, I got a job with State Rep. Lori Berman, now Sen. Berman, and I worked with her until I got a job with Rep. Willhite and spent the last six years working in the legislature. It was a really great experience. There are not a lot of aides who get to help the residents in the area you grew up in.”

Valeo remains a resident of Wellington and recently became engaged to his fiancé Sarah, which he describes as “happiest honor of my life.”

He is proud of this work with Willhite in the legislature.

“I built great relationships up in Tallahassee, and I loved the work,” he said. “Once the redistricting was finished up, I saw that it was going to be an open seat, and Wellington was in the district. So, I decided that this community gave me my voice, and now I would like to use it fight on their behalf.”

Valeo noted that he has worked on 23 pieces of legislation that have been signed into law.

“I have also worked on a litany of appropriation project requests,” he said. “I have already been part of the team that has brought home millions of dollars to the county. That is a great feeling, when you feel that you are making your hometown a better place.”

Valeo said that his unique experience makes him the best candidate in the race.

“When term limits are in place, it is important to have someone who can go up and from day one, start doing the job,” he said. “Aside from that, I grew up here. This is my everything. This is the only place I know. I only have this community’s best interests in mind.”

Speaking with registered Democrats, Valeo said their two biggest issues are reproductive rights, protecting a women’s right to choose, and passing common-sense gun laws.

“I also recognize the everyday issues that folks are dealing with. The rents are too damn high, and there needs to be some form of rent control,” he said. “We also need to work with our local partners, county and municipal, to find affordable housing solutions. The legislature recently had a special session on insurance issues, and they did absolutely zero to help ordinary Floridians.”

He also wants to see better funding for public education and a focus on “smart growth.”

“There are a lot of people who live out here, and we are continuing to build communities,” he said. “We need to build partnerships to make sure we have smart development and help continue to ease the congestion of traffic.”

Being a Democrat in Tallahassee means that getting bills passed is a challenge. “I recognize that as a freshman Democrat, the prospect of me getting a lot of bills passed is an uphill battle, but I think that I’m uniquely situated to bring the stories of members of our community dealing with all the issues we have talked about,” he said. “If there was one issue that I would focus in on, it would be on the affordable housing crisis.”

Valeo wants to see the powerbrokers in Tallahassee stop focusing on “the red meat politics that accomplishes nothing and is only meant to rile a base of support.”

He added that his experience in Tallahassee makes him uniquely suited for the job.

“Don’t just vote for me. Treat me like a car. Kick the tires. Voters should know what they are getting,” he said. “I have experience working in Tallahassee over the past six years that no one in this race has. I have the endorsement of already elected officials working in Tallahassee because they understand the work effort and integrity that I will bring there.”

To learn more about Valeo, visit

Katherine Waldron — Waldron is the only current elected official seeking the seat. She has served on the Port of Palm Beach Commission since 2017.

“I come from the Washington, D.C., area, where I was born and raised. I attended the University of Virginia and more recently got my MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University,” said Waldron, who has three adult children. “I moved down here about 18 years ago, and coming from D.C., where politics is a part of life, I became friends with a many elected officials. When I came down here, I started a downtown political action committee, and I co-founded Palm Beach County Cares to help hurricane victims in the Caribbean.”

As an executive with Sprint and Nortel, Waldron looked for a way to put her business background to use in public service. “U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, who has always been a good friend to me, suggested I run for the port commission because it is a big economic driver for our community, and the port district includes Wellington,” she said.

She was spurred to action by a controversial port vote in favor of a deep dredge.

“There is maintenance dredging that is always needed, but they voted for a deep dredge to massively deepen it, which would have been an environmental disaster,” Waldon recalled. “When I got on the commission, I was able to flip that vote, so they voted against it. I’m a big believer that business can thrive, and you can still protect the environment. They are not mutually exclusive.”

While she considers overturning deep dredge her top achievement at the port, she is also very proud of her work helping hurricane victims.

“The Palm Beach County Cares initiative was a non-partisan effort, and the community, from elected officials, community leaders and volunteers came out after Hurricane Maria, and we really made a difference sending supplies to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands,” she said. “It was reactivated after the hurricane in the Bahamas and the earthquake in Haiti.”

Waldron does not currently live in District 93 as it is now drawn.

“Before the redistricting happened, I was in Matt Willhite’s District 86. So, as a lot of people who are elected by district, they found they no longer actually lived in the district they were running in,” she said. “I am working with a Realtor to move into the district, however, I have been representing Wellington as a port commissioner for the past six years.”

Waldron said that she will be a hard worker on behalf of local residents.

“I am very passionate about helping and promoting my community, which is what I have always done,” she said. “I am very focused on trying to Strengthen and maintain our quality of life.”

Key issues for her are education, security and women’s rights.

“I want to Strengthen our schools and protect our environment,” Waldron said. “A lot of the effort from the Democrats in Tallahassee will be to trying to mitigate and undo some of these draconian measures that the government has implemented. To do that, you need someone who is aggressive, a fighter and can build coalitions to get that done.”

Waldron believes that she can support the area despite the challenges of being a Democrat in Tallahassee.

“In a perfect world, I would undo almost everything Gov. DeSantis has done, but in reality, I will work on bills to help our community,” she said. “As a port commissioner, I know the impact of having a strong infrastructure, and there are a lot of infrastructure dollars flowing into this state.”

Waldron said that she has been knocking on many doors and said that she has found local Democrats to be very engaged in the upcoming election.

“I will be a fighter up in Tallahassee,” she said. “I will be able to push back on what DeSantis is doing, and I will work tirelessly for my community and this district.”

To learn more about Waldron, visit

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Killexams : RPCC, industry partners host commissioning ceremony and ribbon cutting for Process Equipment Training Plant

GONZALES — River Parishes Community College (RPCC) and industry partners hosted the Commissioning Ceremony for the new Process Equipment Training (PET) Plant on Friday, July 29th at 8 a.m. at the Gonzales Campus.

The PET Plant was designed and built by local industry partners and will be used to train RPCC’s students enrolled in programs such as process technology, instrumentation and electrical technology, millwright, welding and other industry-related programs. Additionally, industry partners will be able to provide new-hire refresher training, continuing education and troubleshooting training at the site.

“The commissioning of the RPCC PET Plant is the culmination of many years of planning and collaboration with our industry partners throughout the River Region and the leadership of past college administrations. We are grateful for their engagement and investments in this project,” said RPCC Interim Chancellor Quintin D. Taylor. “This is a game changer for the college’s ability to provide workforce solutions, as the demand for skilled employees in our community is high, and the PET Plant will provide a real-world training experience that will help ensure students are prepared for work and that the college is producing highly skilled graduates in both the theory and hands on portion of training programs. Additionally, the PET Plant will be a training destination for industry across the Gulf South.”

The PET plant project began in 2014 when RPCC had a vision to provide the best hands-on process technology training in the gulf south. BASF led the way with a significant donation of equipment that followed with thousands of hours of company expertise, guidance and direction for the design and build of the project. Other partners such as Emerson, ISC and Shell joined the project early on with a total of 48 partners contributing equipment, supplies and manpower valued at over four million dollars.

“As our need for a diverse, highly skilled workforce continues to grow, the PET Plant on RPCC’s campus is critical to providing safe, hands-on training to our future and current team members right here in our local community,” said Jerry Lebold, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s Geismar, LA site. “Before a new operator or instrument technician comes to our facility, they will already have experience with a real production unit, which helps prepare them in a way we haven’t seen before. BASF’s partnership and shared vision with RPCC throughout this project makes the PET Plant truly special.”

Constructing the PET Plant is only the beginning. Students will now begin training on a remotely controlled industrial plant complete with a control room, the latest operational software, state-of-the-art electronics, pumps and valves.

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River Parishes Community College (RPCC) is a public two-year college established in 1997 to serve the educational needs of the citizens of the River Parishes. Located in Gonzales, LA, RPCC partners with the communities it serves by providing programs for personal, professional, and academic growth. Committed to providing access, responsiveness, excellence, and quality services, RPCC is an open-admissions institution.

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The Department for Education has just one minister in the run-up to GCSE and A-level results after Michelle Donelan quit as education secretary after less than 36 hours in the role.

In her letter of resignation, prompted by the scandal over former deputy chief whip Chris Pincher, she said that she was “very panic about the prospect of no ministers in the Department as we approach results’ day”, and that the “impact on students is real”.

Baroness Barran is now the only remaining minister in the department.

Ms Donelan added that nonetheless she had pleaded with prime minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday to do the “right thing” for the country and resign, and that both the country and the Conservative Party were “more important than any one person”.

“In life we must always do what we believe is right,” she said in her letter to Mr Johnson.

“Above all I am here to serve the British public.

“I see no way that you can continue in post, but without a formal mechanism to remove you it seems that the only way that this is only possible is for those of us who remain in Cabinet to force your hand,” she said.

Ms Donelan said that Mr Johnson had put colleagues in an “impossible position” and that as someone who “values integrity above all else” she had no other choice but to leave post.

Ms Donelan also said that if her resignation nets her a £16,876.25 payout, as suggested by the website Guido Fawkes, she would donate this sum “in full to a local charity”.

Caroline Johnson, vice-chairwoman of the party and a member of the Commons’ education select committee, has also left her post on Thursday morning, writing to Mr Johnson that the “cumulative effect of your errors of judgement and domestic actions have squandered the goodwill of our great party”.

Michelle Donelan during her brief tenure as education secretary (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

On Thursday morning, Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi urged Mr Johnson to resign in the wake of the Pincher scandal which has caused multiple resignations across government.

Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “As we speak there is only one Education Minister left in the Department for Education.

“Obviously, this cannot possibly go on, and we would expect that a workable government will be put in place following Boris Johnson’s announcement that he will step down in the autumn.”

He said that his members would be awaiting details, adding that there were “some very important decisions to be made in education”, such as the teacher pay award for 2022/23.

“We have been expecting the recommendation of the pay body and the Secretary of State’s response before the end of the summer term,” he said.

“There is then test results due out in August which will require clear communications from government because grading standards will be different from the past two years and indeed different from 2019 too.

“There is also a very serious problem with teacher shortages that is facing schools and colleges right now, and severe funding pressures exacerbated by rising energy costs. All this needs sorting out.”

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Killexams : Operations management

A major interest for members of the sub-unit is around the implications of the quality management philosophy for a range of organizations across the public and private sectors.

This is reflected in research work that concentrates on supply management and business improvement. Research across the sub-unit supports current thinking regarding the integration of theories from other disciplines. This supports the views expressed in previous RAE assessments of the need to look at management problems from a variety of theoretical perspectives.

Supply management

Cadden, Humphreys, McCracken, McHugh, McIvor, McKittrick, Yeung and Wiengarten have concentrated on the integration of theories including transaction cost economics (TCE), organizational theory and the resource-based view (RBV) to gain new perspectives with regard to the outsourcing decision-making process and supplier development strategies.

Cadden, McHugh, McCracken and McKittrick provide an organisational perspective with regard to supply management decisions and their impact on HR strategy, culture and technology. Given the increased focus on services outlined in the Sainsbury Report, current research on outsourcing is investigating the services domain with respect to business processes and is partially supported by grants from ICSA and the British Academy. McIvor has published a well-received research textbook on global services outsourcing published by Cambridge University Press.

In addition, Humphreys and McIvor have been collaborating with colleagues from the Institution's Faculty of Engineering to conduct work on the application of computational intelligence techniques to supply management problems. Carey complements the work of the group by adopting an OR perspective to investigating logistics issues related to managing dynamic traffic networks.

International and national linkages at University level include, Hong Kong Polytechnic, University of Hong Kong, Jinan (China), University College Dublin, Southampton, Loughborough, Groningen and Missouri. Collaboration with commercial organizations includes Nortel Networks, DuPont, Seagate Technology, Allied Bakeries, First Trust Bank, Microsoft and their SME supply base. The group has regular consultations with industry in order to identify common areas for research activities and ensure that the curriculum is informed by contemporary practice.

Business improvement

McAdam and Moffett apply a knowledge-centered approach to improving levels of creativity and innovation in the knowledge based economy. The work has resulted in the development of knowledge management assessment tools for intelligent business support systems, with prototype applications developed based on semantic technologies. An extension of this work, and partly funded by a number of EU grants, is the development of Innovation Management models and methodologies for use by public and private sector organizations. The research has explored the role of business improvement and quality management philosophies and methodologies in improving competitiveness from a critical perspective both in large organizations and SMEs. At the same time, McAdam and Moffett are examining innovation management within University Science Parks and Incubators (USPI) with regard to the development of theory and practice from an Absorptive Capacity (cumulative learning) perspective. A further strand of research involving Wu is investigating the influence of social capital on the innovation process. Currently, Wu and McAdam are looking at extending this work to consider organisational dynamic capabilities.

The group has international and national linkages with a number of universities, including Maryland, Denver, Glasgow and Heriot-Watt. There are also research linkages with a number of organisations, such as Bombardier Aerospace, British Telecom and a range of SMEs across Ireland.

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