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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Certificate of Appreciation, CEAS and IoT Lab

May Chang, Associate Dean for Libraries IT, was recently awarded a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of outstanding service to students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (CEAS) and for supporting the implementation of the Embedded Systems (ES) Venture (see article.)

“I am honored to receive the award and enjoy working with CEAS faculty and students on services and applications for the Libraries.  We will continue to work with all colleges to support student success at WMU.”

Chang worked with Dr. Al-Fuqaha to set up the Internet of Things (IoT) Lab in Waldo Library to enable the development of embedded systems and applications for real world clients, the first of which is Stryker. This spring, the ES Venture set up shop in Waldo Library, with students developing applications in the IoT Lab on the first floor.

Pieces that will  be incorporated into the 
IoT in the Embedded Systems Venture.

“In addition, a number of our IT student assistants are from CEAS and they do a tremendous job supporting technology resources and services in the Libraries. This is also good real world work experience for them. Some are also working on developing innovative technology based applications and services for the Libraries including an interactive kiosk, Internet of Things infrastructure, and programming in-house applications.”

Look forward to more information about the innovative work that students are doing in collaboration with the Learning and Discovery Commons in the Embedded Systems Venture.